V5.2 now available

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V5.2 now available

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:20 pm

Available from today via this link. http://www.xpmetaldetectors.com/blog-de ... available/

I’ll report back over the weekend as I’ve just downloaded it ::g


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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by chip » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 pm

I had no trouble updating to 5.1.
I have just installed 5.2 update to my pc but when I click on the icon it says,

The item ‘DEUS_UPDATE.exe’ that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly.

Do you want to delete this shortcut?

I have uninstalled it and then installed it and it keeps showing this message when I try to launch the update.

Like I said I had no trouble before what am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by targets » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:55 pm

what does it do for those on old kits ?
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:18 pm

targets wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:55 pm
what does it do for those on old kits ?
Its a bug fix for v5. Benefits of v5 can be found here... viewtopic.php?f=239&t=102419
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Mud Max » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm

I see there is a footnote regarding the V5.2. I am assuming you just load the main V5 download and it now defaults to 5.2?
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Copperballs1 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks Oxgirl - just updated to 5.2 no probs - will be out tomorrow on a dig so will report how I get on too. ::g Copperballs1

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:31 pm

Mud Max wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm
I see there is a footnote regarding the V5.2. I am assuming you just load the main V5 download and it now defaults to 5.2?
When you download the software you get all versions, including historical ones. When you get to the point where you plug the computer cable into the controller a window will pop up. At this point there is a drop down box where you chose the version you want to update. It’ll be there ::g
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by chip » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:07 pm

What a palava, what I know about computers is not worth knowing.
Mcafee had quarantined a file (I did not realise this till after I factory reset my laptop and reinstalled windows 10) so I set it free, turned everything off to stop it just quarantineing it again and now I am running 5.2 or 5.2b03 to give it its full name.

Installing it rendered my x35 13” coil useless, so I reassigned the coil to my remote and that seems to have remedied that so fingers crossed all is well.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Mud Max » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:30 pm

Oxgirl36 wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Mud Max wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:43 pm
I see there is a footnote regarding the V5.2. I am assuming you just load the main V5 download and it now defaults to 5.2?
When you download the software you get all versions, including historical ones. When you get to the point where you plug the computer cable into the controller a window will pop up. At this point there is a drop down box where you chose the version you want to update. It’ll be there ::g

Thanks Oxgirl, much appreciated.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Junior » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:34 pm

Thanks oxgirl ::g

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:58 am

chip wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 pm
I had no trouble updating to 5.1.
I have just installed 5.2 update to my pc but when I click on the icon it says,

The item ‘DEUS_UPDATE.exe’ that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly.

Do you want to delete this shortcut?

I have uninstalled it and then installed it and it keeps showing this message when I try to launch the update.

Like I said I had no trouble before what am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.
Did you fix it? If not delete all your old versions off your computer. Then install the new download again from the web. All should then be good 👍🏼
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by stjimmy1980 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:30 pm

Anyone in Norfolk fancy updating my lite for a beer ? cheers
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Seasider » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:37 pm

chip wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 pm
I had no trouble updating to 5.1.
I have just installed 5.2 update to my pc but when I click on the icon it says,

The item ‘DEUS_UPDATE.exe’ that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly.

Do you want to delete this shortcut?

I have uninstalled it and then installed it and it keeps showing this message when I try to launch the update.

Like I said I had no trouble before what am I doing wrong? Any help would be appreciated.
Try switching of your firewall and anti virus whilst you do it from scratch. It worked for me.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by chip » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:06 pm

It’s all sorted now thanks.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by shaggybfc » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:01 pm

I’ve just update to 5.2... no issues other than it has deleted all my personal programmes. I’ll be testing it out tomorrow to see if the chirping has quietened any.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Copperballs1 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:56 pm

No probs with my coil today on V5.2. Everything working as it should.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:58 pm

Copperballs1 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:56 pm
No probs with my coil today on V5.2. Everything working as it should.
Good to know ::g Thank you. I haven’t got out today :(
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Chilgrove » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 pm

targets you asked if there is any benefit upgrading to 5.2 for those using old kit. I use full Deus with 11" and 9" conventional coils so I took the chance 4 days ago at Detectival to ask Gary Blackwell if he recommends me upgrading from 5.1 to 5.2 and his advice was not to bother as 5.2 only purpose is to improve communication issues with the hf coils.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Lobo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:40 pm

XP are still looking to tweak V5 to get it settled even more.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by chip » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 pm

I hope so, my standard 11” coil seems to have lost depth since going from 5.1 to 5.2.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Lobo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:15 pm

chip wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 pm
I hope so, my standard 11” coil seems to have lost depth since going from 5.1 to 5.2.
Air tests I did, indicated a difference of up to 2" from V4.1 to V5.2.
I believe V5.2 has been detuned to help eliminate the problem with chatter.
Up to now, XP have a good track record of sorting out any software issues that happen with upgrades so I would wait and see what the latest V5 upgrade brings.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 pm

I believe there might be another update coming along shortly according to a comment from Gary Blackwell today.

Having used v5.2 with the X35 on Saturday i really still wasn’t impressed. Its a darn site better than v5.0 (i missed out v5.1). But it is still intermittently chattering for no reason at all and its giving a beautiful sweet signal (without an iron edged tone) and a perfect bottom left to top right line with an 89-91 reading on big iron. Very, very frustrating B|

The Mi6 pinpointer sensitivity is not saving like it should either. It reverts back to 30 every time you switch the machine off. I know that isn’t very often but its annoying to have to keep checking it. At least its better than v5.0 where it went back to 8 each time :-O

They need to sort it or I’m switching back to v4.1 and I’ll ignore the X35 coil (which I am considering throwing at someone) till its sorted.

I’m probably being overly unfair here but getting an update that needs 3 further updates in 2 months because it wasn’t properly tested isn’t good enough. I normally defend XP but this has peed me off ;;z
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Steve_T » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:15 pm

XP Deus company need to sort the issues, if this continues un-addressed many that were contemplating X35 coils or HF coil and potential purchase of a Deus will be buying something else entirely, it's a top end expensive machine and is not good for PR or their sales

It has put me off an X35 and even a HF coil, I am stil on V4 and will not update until it's clear what is being done to address the issue, the silence from XP is deafening

I am beginning to wonder if the firmware in the older Deus machines are not compatible with the new software updates and becoming end of life, forcing people to upgrade to new, if so XP wil loose out big time

If it's not addressed soon I may change machine myself to something that is getting very positive user feedback and seems to be the new kid on the block

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by JBM » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:24 pm

Detecting machines of the day are moving forward so fast by numerous companies, that they are falling over themselves to keep in front of their competitors.

I know folks who are still using the ordinal XP coils and winning many of our clubs monthly prizes.

Iam still using the H/F coil as are a number of others and I cant see the point in changing at this point in time until the X35 has really proven to be a better coil than its predecessors.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by chip » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:55 am

I have just gone back to 4.1, means I can’t use my x35 13”coil for now.
I will wait to hear good things before updating to 5.?.
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by shaggybfc » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:48 am

I’m new to the Deus, and it was supplied with the X35 coil. The first week of using it, I was ready to send it back, the incessant chattering was not good for my insanity. Then I updated to V 5.2 and it reduced, but still chattered somewhat, but I had no idea if this was good, bad or indifferent. I could have saved myself a few quid and bought another machine, but no, I wanted to be in the cool kids gang. My first experience of XP and I’m disappointed to say the least. Yes, it finds things, but so did my el-cheapo Garrett - is it worth the additional £ - debatable.

If anyone has a link to a video showing what a ‘normal’ set up (hot or ultimate) on a ‘normal’ field should sound like, (and not just finding items), I’d like to see it.

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Lobo » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:49 am

I ended up sending my X35 coil back and got it swapped for the 9" HF coil. A bit sparky but no loss of depth. This really has been a big let down by XP and I hope for the sake of the people with the X35 coils, it gets sorted soon. Can't understand how it was missed by the testers in the first place ?

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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by Digiffys » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:48 am

Lobo wrote:
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I ended up sending my X35 coil back and got it swapped for the 9" HF coil. A bit sparky but no loss of depth. This really has been a big let down by XP and I hope for the sake of the people with the X35 coils, it gets sorted soon. Can't understand how it was missed by the testers in the first place ?
It was even harder for me excepting Regtons telling me the noise is normal ;;z
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by skythepig » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:17 am

This is all sounding disappointing going on your comments. I updated to 5.2 over weekend to get rid if chatter but have not tested in field yet.
Will give it a try over next few days will be really disappointed if depth has been affected. Then you start to worry what else is not working correctly in the background processing that you don't notice. ;;z
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Re: V5.2 now available

Post by shaggybfc » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:04 am

I don’t think depth has been affected. I pulled out a few Roman grots from the weekend Cirencester dig, and at least 2 of these were at least at 10” deep, so pleased with that. ::g
I’m Sure XP will have this sorted out in no time.
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