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I did not attempt to reopen with 60 seconds or less.  On one of the occasions it had actually been a few minutes between closing and reopening as I had gotten distracted.  When I came back a few minutes later, I had encountered the issue.

Currently, I'm running Windows 8.1.  Even when pressing the cancel after the error, that seems to close out the WP EZ Setup visually, but it stays running in the background.  As I had mentioned, I had manually ended the WP ES Setup app via Task Manager and clicking "End Task."  From what I've observed, it seems as if the WP EZ Setup application and the RRW Brander application are two separate apps.  The WP EZ Setup being WP EZ Setup Brander.exe and the RRW Brander suite being rrwbrander.exe.

Thus far, the temp fix that I do is to just exit the RRW Brander.  Once I exit the RRW Brander, then I can run the WP EZ Setup Brander with no issue.  I just have to remember to exit out of the RRW Brander each time as it runs as a taskbar application.

Looking more closely at the .win10setup directory in the Temp directory, I see that the exe in there is rrwbrander.exe.  It seems that is still there since the RRW Brander is running as a background/taskbar application.  When I exit the RRW Brander (i.e. right click on icon, then click on Exit), I have noticed that the .win10setup folder as well as the rrwbrander.exe file still exists in the Temp directory.

That leads me to believe that the Temp directory is irrelevant to the issue.  When the WP EZ Setup Brander.exe application is ran, it seems as if it's also starting up the rrwbrander.exe app.  When the rrwbrander.exe app is already running, the WP EZ Setup Brander.exe app doesn't know how to handle the error, so it throws the error I and others have been getting.  That is, it may need some error-checking code to handle this issue.

Therefore, I believe a fix would be for the WP EZ Setup Brander.exe to first check to see if rrwbrander.exe is running.  If it's not running, then it would load rrwbrander.exe.  If WP EZ Setup Brander.exe detects that rrwbrander.exe is already running, then it wouldn't attempt to start the rrwbrander.exe application.

I've just downloaded the program.  The first time I ran it, all went fine.  No errors. I then ran it again and it gave me the following error:

Cannot open file for writing:C:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\Temp\.win10setup\rrwbrander.exe

I navigated to that directory.  I attempted to delete the .win10Setup directory.  Windows gave me an error saying that the folder or file is in use. I looked at all of the processes that are running.  I noticed that even though I exited out of the software, there are two instances of WP EZ Setup Brander running.  I clicked on each and ended the task.  I then tried to run the WP EZ Setup Brander again.  I got the same error.  When I canceled out of it, I got the following message:

An unexpected error occurred while unpacking file(s). Error code: -2147467259

Looking back at the Task Manager, I see that the WP EZ Setup Brander is still running.  Therefore, it seems that when one cancels out, the software isn't ending the process.

I finally noticed something.  In my taskbar, there's the RRW Brander that's still running.  I have the options of Restore, Exit, or Visit QikSoft.  I chose to exit.  Once I exited the RRW Brander, I was able to run WP EZ Setup Brander with no issues.  Therefore, it seems that WP EZ Setup Brander can't run as long as the RRW Brander is still running.  I'm guessing there's a bug in how the software is starting, which is conflicting with the RRW Brander app.

I decided to search around the RRW site to see if I could find a PDF brander.  Was hoping to find something web-based (i.e. a script).  Eventually, I'm wanting to have that as a feature on one of my sites.  That is, customers will be able to easily rebrand PDF reports that I create and sell to them.

When searching for a PDF rebrander I found a few results.  Of those, only a couple of them seemed to be what I'm looking for.  Unfortunately, some of the software is a bit old (2009 and 2011).  The reason I say unfortunately, is that in my experience, when IM software is that old, it's rarely made to stand the test of time (i.e. still able to use it years down the road.

The first software I tried is a desktop application called Easy PDF Maker, added on 5/1/2009.  It appears to have been made using the Tiger Software Builder.  When I go to run the software after installing, I get lots of errors:

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Error Loading Records

System.BadImageFormatException: An attempt was made to load a program with an incorrect format. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007000B)
   at FirebirdSql.Data.Client.Embedded.FbClient.isc_attach_database(Int32[] statusVector, Int16 dbNameLength, Byte[] dbName, Int32& dbHandle, Int16 parmBufferLength, Byte[] parmBuffer)
   at FirebirdSql.Data.Client.Embedded.FesDatabase.Attach(DatabaseParameterBuffer dpb, String dataSource, Int32 port, String database)
   at FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.FbConnectionInternal.Connect()
   at FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.FbConnectionPool.Create()
   at FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.FbConnectionPool.CheckOut()
   at FirebirdSql.Data.FirebirdClient.FbConnection.Open()
   at SD.LLBLGen.Pro.ORMSupportClasses.DataAccessAdapterBase.OpenConnection()
   at SD.LLBLGen.Pro.ORMSupportClasses.DataAccessAdapterBase.ExecuteMultiRowRetrievalQuery(IRetrievalQuery queryToExecute, IEntityFactory2 entityFactory, IEntityCollection2 collectionToFill, IFieldPersistenceInfo[] fieldsPersistenceInfo, Boolean allowDuplicates, IEntityFields2 fieldsUsedForQuery)
   at SD.LLBLGen.Pro.ORMSupportClasses.DataAccessAdapterBase.FetchEntityCollectionInternal(IEntityCollection2 collectionToFill, IRelationPredicateBucket& filterBucket, Int32 maxNumberOfItemsToReturn, ISortExpression sortClauses, ExcludeIncludeFieldsList excludedIncludedFields, Int32 pageNumber, Int32 pageSize)
   at SD.LLBLGen.Pro.ORMSupportClasses.DataAccessAdapterBase.FetchEntityCollection(IEntityCollection2 collectionToFill, IRelationPredicateBucket filterBucket, Int32 maxNumberOfItemsToReturn, ISortExpression sortClauses, IPrefetchPath2 prefetchPath, ExcludeIncludeFieldsList excludedIncludedFields, Int32 pageNumber, Int32 pageSize)
   at SD.LLBLGen.Pro.ORMSupportClasses.DataAccessAdapterBase.FetchEntityCollection(IEntityCollection2 collectionToFill, IRelationPredicateBucket filterBucket)
   at ProfitTigerSystems.Rebrander.Data.Database.LoadCollection(IEntityCollection2 entities, String

The next software I tried was Turbo PDF, which was added on 2/28/2011.  It has a completely outdated help file.  When I click on the HTM file, it loads, but all of the links (i.e. actual contents) bring up 404 errors.  Instead of the actual help contents being in the HTM file, the HTM file is nothing more than a hyperlinked table of contents.  Each link brings me to a website with URLs that no longer exist.

I really don't need the help file as I'm quite adept at installing scripts on my own considering that web design and development is what I do.  I attempted to install the script, but installation failed.  I got the following error when running the install.php script:

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Error when creating DB schema: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'TYPE=MyISAM' at line 6
Seems to me like the script is quite buggy.  When I get time I may look over the coding to see what coding is causing the problem(s).

If anyone has any suggestions on where I can get a decent script to do the branding/rebranding, I'm open to suggestions.  Currently, I primarily build my websites with WordPress, therefore, a plugin that does this would be best.  I have found a couple plugins that might work, one of them being XBrander.

I have thought of just doing the branding via a desktop application.  If I would go that route, then I can easily create that myself using NeoBook.

Questions About Latest Products / Gamblers Anonymous Incorrect Info
« on: March 22, 2016, 05:14:02 PM »
I was just looking through the Gold Downloads section.  There's a product called "Gamblers Anonymous" that was added on March 19, 2016.  The description is:

"Learn The Reason Goals Are Important In Weight Loss And In Maintaining Weight!"

The photo for it is also for that of Gamblers Anonymous.  The sales page, though is that of weight loss.  Below is the URL to the sales page:

I downloaded the zip file (  I unzipped it and the contents are that of Gamblers Anonymous.  The eBook it conains is a 28-page PDF on dealing with gambling and gambling addictions.  It seems as if the description and the sales page are incorrect for this product.

Product/Service Reviews / Re: MailChimp vs GetResponse vs WP Newletter
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:31:49 PM »
Isn't that enough to steer clear? Is for me. And Ron is SO right, they don't like marketers and it's not worth the risk.

I do find it odd though. To provide a email marketing service, yet seem to dislike the very reason some one would want a AR service. If your going to actually pay for their paid service, you want a return on your investment, which means marketing to your list to draw in sales. They sure don't stay in business offering only free services. Doesn't make sense.

Yes it's enough for me.  I won't recommend MailChimp to anyone, no matter if they're doing IM or not.

Product/Service Reviews / Re: MailChimp vs GetResponse vs WP Newletter
« on: February 18, 2015, 10:15:14 AM »
A few Internet Marketers I'm on the mailing list of use aWeber.  I've been on their list for a few years now.  So that right there told me that aWeber is definitely IM-friendly.  Given that GetResponse is integrated with JVZoo, which is very much used in IM, I'd imagine GetResponse would be very tolerable (within reason) of IM-related sites.

Product/Service Reviews / Re: MailChimp vs GetResponse vs WP Newletter
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:57:31 AM »
There must be a decent number of non-IM folks paying for the MailChimp service for them to still be in business.  Did a quick Google search for MailChimp Internet Marketing and got a result from their AUP.  Their AUP states:

Some industries have higher-than-normal abuse complaints, which can in turn jeopardize the deliverability of our entire system. Nothing personal, but in order to maintain the highest delivery rates possible for all our customers, we canít allow businesses that offer these types of services, products, or content:

  • Escort and dating services
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Work from home, make money on online, and lead generation opportunities
  • Online trading, day trading tips, or stock market-related content
  • Gambling services or products
  • Multi-level marketing
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Credit repair and get out of debt opportunities
  • Mortgages and loans
  • Nutritional, herbal, and vitamin supplements
  • Adult novelty items or references
  • List brokers or list rental services

Most of those I agree with or can at least understand as being prohibited.  However, some of them are just plain deal killers for me.

  • Work from home, make money on online, and lead generation opportunities - Unfortunately scam artists and overhype-type marketers have given the topic of working at home a bad name.  However, with so many things being done online, I see it as a viable option for many people that are willing to invest their time in creating an online income suited to their talents.  Just because someone is showing how to work from home doesn't mean they're setting up crummy envelop stuffing and other crap ideas.
  • Affiliate Marketing - This is a great way for people new to Internet Marketing to get their feet wet in earning money.  With affiliate marketing they don't have to have their own product or deal with customers.  This is one of the ways of making money that's taught in the SBI (Site Build-It) course.  This topic is viable for the average blogger to big time Internet Marketers.
  • Nutritional, herbal, and vitamin supplements - This is another industry that has a bad rep due to scam artists and overhype-type marketers.  This can go great with affiliate marketing for a person that has knowledge of health and wellness.  Not everyone is on the weight loss kick.  Some people might be in to using natural medicine over traditional pharmaceuticals.  A person could be a health expert as they may be a physical trainer, etc.

I feel it's very bad business to lump legitimate people in with the crooked.  For the supplements, they're basically saying that a personal trainer that has a website about health and wellness with vitamins is not welcome.  There's lots of legitimate topics that are related to health and wellness.  As I had previously-mentioned, people from all walks of life can do affiliate marketing.  It doesn't have to be Joe Scammer.  It could be Joe Smith with is own blog about kitties and taking care of cats.

Product/Service Reviews / Re: MailChimp vs GetResponse vs WP Newletter
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:17:11 AM »
I've been looking over MailChimp and GetResponse.  While I could host my own mailing list or AR, I prefer not to.  Being a web developer it's something that's quite easy to install and setup.  The problem is ensuring delivery.  Some hosts, especially on shared hosting, may limit outgoing email.  This can become an issue if you're trying to send a message out to 2,000 subscribers.  Sure, you could set it up in batches to send x-number of emails within a time frame, however, I'd rather just go with a remotely hosted solution.

I was looking at MailChimp due to the free option.  I'm just getting off my butt so I don't have a mailing list.  Therefore, I doubt I'd reach the threshhold very soon.  If I would it'd be great though.

What got me thinking of GetResponse is the integration it has with JVZoo.  According to JVZoo, you can have your buyers instantly added to your mailing list.  GetResponse does offer a 30-day free trial.

Questions About Latest Products / Re: Software The New Fad?
« on: January 18, 2015, 12:35:27 AM »
I've personally considered them learning aides.  As a software developer it's not what I've considered in the past to be "software."  However, if that's what's selling then that's great.  I'm definitely going to have to change my viewpoint of what I consider software.

While I've studied Internet Marketing for quite a few years, I'm not much active in it.  Now that I know this type of software is what's selling then I'll soon start coming up with my own ideas of similar software.  I've been saying it for some time but I'm at a point to where I'm ready to get off my duff and make some money.

Questions About Latest Products / Re: Software The New Fad?
« on: January 17, 2015, 04:22:57 PM »
I didn't realize this type of software sold well.  Definitely changes my perspective on software development and sales.  It does remind me of something I've heard Andy Brocklehurst say before.  It was that if the software solves a problem then it's sellable.  I guess my mind has been stuck in the mindset of bells and whistles.  Software like that I can create quickly and easily using Neobook or Fusion 2.5 Developer.

Questions About Latest Products / Software The New Fad?
« on: January 17, 2015, 12:10:08 PM »
I've noticed in the past few months the addition of "software."  I put software in quotes because I don't really consider what's being added to be really software.  The latest additions have been Bowling For Beginners Software, Dental Perfection Software, Guide To Hiking Software, etc.

Basically, it's an exe that when opened has buttons.  Each button opens a PDF that's embedded in the exe.  That's it.  While I understand that information can be distributed through software, it just seems that it's being stretched a bit by doing nothing more than embedding a few PDFs in to an EXE.

Product/Service Reviews / Re:
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:40:38 PM »
I can't stand when people use Import Buddy.  I've had issues with getting some to work.  I know it does not play well at all with XAAMP.  It's a lot easier, and more secure in my opinion, to install the blog on my local computer with XAAMP than it is to create a database on my hosting and upload all the files.

If I remember correctly, the Import Buddy file format isn't anything special.  I think you can rename the file from it's original format name to a .zip or other compressed format.  From there you'll have all the files in their proper structure.  I think the SQL file might be included within the Import Buddy file as well.

In the past when having issues with files like that I go the geek way and pick the file apart manually.  I've noticed that most file formats are nothing more than zip files.  TemplateToaster, Artisteer, OpenOffice files are all zipped files.  Rename them to .zip file and you're good to go.  They all store the settings and information in an or set of XML files.

Product/Service Reviews / Build, Rank, Flip Amazon
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:22:20 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of this system:  Build, Rank, Flip.  It was created by Tony Newton.  I've seen Amazon review sites in the RRW member section.  Is there anything special to this system he's selling?

Website is

Product/Service Reviews / Re: Paramount Profits / GFX Apocalypse
« on: May 24, 2014, 07:06:13 PM »
Thanks Mark.  Seems to me then I could include it as part of my software.  I see it as "Can create new products out of the source files."  Mainly, want to take some of the graphics and allow people to customize the text that would go on the graphic.  That's what I'm creating a program to do.  People choose maybe the font and text (limiting the number of characters based on graphic chosen).  $19.00 is well worth it.

The parts about selling PLR, MRR, etc to others is no applicable as I have no interest in doing that with my software.

Product/Service Reviews / Re: Paramount Profits / GFX Apocalypse
« on: May 23, 2014, 04:19:08 PM »
To be honest, the more I research the company the more suspicious I become.  I'm a firm believer in a company listing their info.  This company lists no physical address.  Only method of contact is a helpdesk or support e-mail.  WHOIS search on their domains are all protected by a privacy guard service of their domain reigistrar.  The most I've found is in their Terms which lists the mailing address as:

Paramount Profits

Nottingham City

I was trying to find some type of snail mail address since their customer support does not appear to be competent enough to understand when someone is trying to throw money their way.  For me, the first red flag of a company is when they hide behind WHOIS Privacy Guard services.

After a little bit of research on Google I've found the WarriorForum profile for Craig Crawford (one of the owners of Paramount Profits).  I'm going to send him a PM to see if I can get a solid answer on what the terms/rights include in his GFX Apocalypse package that sells for $19.00.

Only reason I'm spending so much time on this is that If I can get what I'm looking for I will save me TONS of time and money for a project I'm working on.

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