I generally use the Seesmic web app to access Twitter on my Macs, but as I’ve been using my netbook more frequently I was keen to try Seesmic for Windows. Unfortunately it didn’t go as smoothly as I would have liked.
When running the setup file I was faced with an error because the installer was trying, but failing, to connect to http://d.seesmic.com/swin/SWin.application. After a fruitless search on the Seesmic Web site and across Google in general, I finally found a solution myself by trial and error. I’m posting this here in the hope that anyone else searching for a solution is able to find it.
My searching suggested that this problem mainly affects users of Windows 7 and some users of Vista, although advice that this may be related to an inability to connect via a proxy weren’t relevant in my case.
The solution was remarkably simple; right click on setup.exe, select Troubleshoot Compatibility and accept the recommended options, which in my case was to run as compatible with Windows XP SP3. I clicked on run, the installer did its job and the app runs without issues (so far at least).
I’ll post more about the app once I’ve had time to use it, but in the meantime I hope this post helps some people who are having issues installing it.
Image source seesmic.com