I’ve never seen the dialog box that Windows is configuring PsychoPy. No idea where that comes from! :-/ Anyone else know what that is? I still think it would be worth trying to launch from the command line, as in the troubleshooting guide, to see if an error message is cropping up that you can’t see.
For getting rid of the auto-update checks there are few places to hack this option:
- easy way is to change the preferences
Windows.spec files before deploying to the user machines but this will only affect new users (it’s setting the default option before they have a user prefs file)
- more forceful would be to hack the code within the loading of PsychoPy to override the user prefs. You could do this in …/psychopy/init.py by adding a line at the bottom like:
prefs.connections['checkForUpdates'] = False
(that isn’t tested but it’s something like that)
If that works then you can go to the preferences pane and make sure that it has changed from your previous preference.
It would be good to have some settings like this that could be overridden by some admin mode but I’m not sure how to do that optimally.