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Google Earth locks up in Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tom from WI, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Tom from WI

    Tom from WI Flightless Bird

    When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks up
    and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is a 32
    bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home Premium.

    Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.

    Any solutions?

    Tom
     
  2. Michael Walraven

    Michael Walraven Flightless Bird

    fwiw works fine on my 32 bit win 7 home premium

    "Tom from WI" <not_real@noname-isp.us> wrote in message
    news:hpjp66$ng1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks
    > up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is a
    > 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home
    > Premium.
    >
    > Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >
    > Any solutions?
    >
    > Tom
     
  3. Al Dykes

    Al Dykes Flightless Bird

    In article <hpk3er$s29$1@speranza.aioe.org>,
    Michael Walraven <mexxwalraven@verizon.not> wrote:
    >fwiw works fine on my 32 bit win 7 home premium
    >


    And fine on 64 bit Home Ultimate


    --
    Al Dykes
    News is something someone wants to suppress, everything else is advertising.
    - Lord Northcliffe, publisher of the Daily Mail
     
  4. Blanche Starinski

    Blanche Starinski Flightless Bird

    maybe you have a virus. scan your system.


    "Tom from WI" <not_real@noname-isp.us> wrote in message
    news:hpjp66$ng1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks
    > up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is a
    > 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home
    > Premium.
    >
    > Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >
    > Any solutions?
    >
    > Tom
     
  5. milt

    milt Flightless Bird

    On 4/8/2010 12:22 AM, Tom from WI wrote:
    > When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks
    > up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is
    > a 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home
    > Premium.
    >
    > Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >
    > Any solutions?
    >
    > Tom


    Sounds like a Google Earth problem, not a Win7 problem.
     
  6. HiThere

    HiThere Flightless Bird

    "Tom from WI" <not_real@noname-isp.us> wrote in
    news:hpjp66$ng1$1@news.eternal-september.org:

    > When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program
    > locks up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7
    > PCs. One is a 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have
    > Win 7 Home Premium.
    >
    > Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >
    > Any solutions?
    >
    > Tom
    >


    Works fine on my Win 7 Home Premium.
     
  7. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    Tom from WI wrote:
    > When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks
    > up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is
    > a 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home
    > Premium.
    >
    > Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >
    > Any solutions?
    >
    > Tom

    Have you tried re-downloading GE?
     
  8. Tom from WI

    Tom from WI Flightless Bird

    "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:YdmdnUIWrcmPjCPWnZ2dnUVZ_gydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    > Tom from WI wrote:
    >> When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks
    >> up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is
    >> a 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home
    >> Premium.
    >>
    >> Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >>
    >> Any solutions?
    >>
    >> Tom

    > Have you tried re-downloading GE?


    Yes. I re-installed it, didn't help. Works great without the Street View,
    which has the advantage that all of those annoying cameras don't clutter
    things up.
    Tom
     
  9. johnbee

    johnbee Flightless Bird

    "Tom from WI" <not_real@noname-isp.us> wrote in message
    news:hplo2k$adi$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >
    > "Allen" <allent@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:YdmdnUIWrcmPjCPWnZ2dnUVZ_gydnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >> Tom from WI wrote:
    >>> When I turn on the Street View option in Google earth, the program locks
    >>> up and becomes unusable. Is does this on two different Win 7 PCs. One is
    >>> a 32 bit laptop, the other is a 64 bit desktop. Both have Win 7 Home
    >>> Premium.
    >>>
    >>> Note: It doesn't lock up on my old Vista PC.
    >>>
    >>> Any solutions?
    >>>
    >>> Tom

    >> Have you tried re-downloading GE?

    >
    > Yes. I re-installed it, didn't help. Works great without the Street View,
    > which has the advantage that all of those annoying cameras don't clutter
    > things up.
    > Tom


    By far the most likely reason is that your drivers are out of date. Even if
    the PC is new, the drivers might need updating. My PC was bought from a
    specialist PC builder for quite a high price and one set of drivers was
    dated March 2008. Incidentally, updating drivers has suddenly turned into
    a big bother.

    Also my old XP machine (3.8 GHz Pentium 4 with 1 GB memory) struggled with
    Google Earth on street view so if you have an oldish PC and click things a
    lot expecting too much you will get it in a twist.
     

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