I purchased a Skywatcher HEQ5 go to mount about 4 months ago and have been doing some astrophotography with guiding using PHD2 and APT connected by usb directly to my laptop - Lenovo Think Pad. Now I want to take the next step and load EQMOD with a Shoestring Astronomy cable directly connecting my mount to my computer and controlling it through Stellarium. I downloaded EQASCOM but have been unable to install it.
I get started with the installation and after it states "Setup is preparing to install EQMOD EQASCOM telescope driver on your computer" I get the message after a red X : "The following applications are using files that need to be updated by set up. It is recommended that you allow setup to automatically close these applications. After the installation is complete, set up will attempt to restore the applications. There is a box with eqmod.exe as that application.
I have tried the different options to finish the install but have not been successful? I end up with more error messages.
I am not a computer guy, so If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate a response, or a recommendation of where to go for help. The computer is about a year old and I had no issues downloading and implementing DSS, PHD2, APT and other programs. Thank you in advance