Hamachi:Update Failed / You Got Lucky

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Note: This message has been obsoleted with the release of Hamachi version 1.0.2.0. If this condition occurs during an update in that version, it will give you the option to do a complete install, which will auto-resolve the cause of the failed update (and not affect the existing config/identity).

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Message

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You got lucky - an update failed. Please complain to us at once.

Resolution

First, try running an update again. In 90% of all cases the update fails because Windows was taking too long to update the driver and that was considered a failure condition. And the reason it takes a while to update the driver is because Windows needs to load 50+ DLLs in order to understand what it is it needs to do with the driver. If these DLLs were not currently loaded, it will result in a lot of disk activity and therefore very slow processing of an update request.

If it still fails

  • Shutdown Hamachi if it is running
  • Right-click and save as: This file
  • Double-click on this file from Windows Explorer. You will be asked if you want to apply the changes. Say 'yes'.
  • Run the Hamachi installer. It will act as if it is making a new installation and not an update, this is expected.
  • Run the Hamachi uninstaller.
  • Run the Hamachi installer again.

Notes

The last two steps are optional, their purpose is to remove an unneeded copy of Hamachi connection that will otherwise show up in Network Connections.


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