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Windows 8 Compatibility (by Geoff)
Hi All,

I am having trouble getting the software to run on Windows 8. I have tried the various compatibility modes, and run as admin, disabling UAC etc but it won't run. At the most I get a windows pop up asking if the program started correctly, sometimes there is no response whatsoever. This is on a Surface Pro, should that make any difference...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tue Sep 24 2013, 15:00:04
First Suggestion (by Roland Frank)
Hello Geoff.

I am not that Computer Guru and i am not using Windows 8.
But i noticed on the "Library"-Page here that Jonathan
stated that .Net 3.0 or later should be used/installed.
I also know that on Windows 8 .Net 4.0/4.5 is activated.
The Files for 3.0/3.5 are on your PC but you must
manually activate them.
I found here two articles on this issue:

Please report back if this helped.

Wed Sep 25 2013, 02:22:40
(no subject) (by Jonathan Westhues)
Have you tried the latest graphics drivers from Intel? I got an email from someone also having trouble on a Surface Pro, and that fixed it for him.

He also reported that the problem would recur from time to time until he disabled some portion of Windows Update, because he was automatically getting downgraded after he fixed it by hand.
Wed Sep 25 2013, 02:52:55
(no subject) (by Geoff)
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll give them a go at the earliest opportunity and let you know how I get on
Wed Oct 9 2013, 04:57:39
(no subject) (by Geoff)
No luck with either of those suggestions unfortunately. I activated .NET 3.0 and 3.5, and confirmed the driver is up to date but still no change. I click on the application icon and nothing happens, even if I try running as administrator.
Mon Oct 14 2013, 08:41:57
(no subject) (by Jonathan Westhues)
SolveSpace is not a .NET application, so I wouldn't expect anything relating to that to fix your problem.

Did you obtain graphics drivers directly from Intel, and not from Microsoft through Windows Update? That's what I'm told fixed it, though I don't have a Surface Pro myself.
Tue Oct 15 2013, 03:34:37
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