Windows Thread, Pro/DESKTOP 8.0 and Windows 8? PLEASE HELP ME! in Technical; Hi guys, I'm new here.
I had pro/desktop 8 running fine on my windows 7 laptop, but just can't seem ...
1st September 2013, 12:33 AM #1
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Pro/DESKTOP 8.0 and Windows 8? PLEASE HELP ME!
Hi guys, I'm new here.
I had pro/desktop 8 running fine on my windows 7 laptop, but just can't seem to have it running on my windows 8 machine. I installed it with admin permissions and windows xp sp3 compatibility and run it just the same, but it still throws a tantrum and closes when I try to draw a simple rectangle! I took a screengrab of the errors that sometimes, but not always come up:
I would really like to have this running on my system - it would help massively with my schoolwork!
Thanks in advance, Tom
1st September 2013, 07:49 AM #2
Pro Desktop has now been superseded by Creo Parametric Academic Edition which you are able to get for free as a student.
However, someone in the PTC forums says they have got Pro Desktop to run on Windows 8 by doing the following....
We are running on Windows 7. Is this a permissions problem? We had the same problem with a user account. The application worked fine for the administrator account which had been used to install the software. I changed permissions for All Users on the installation directory and now the software works ok for the user too.
Hope this helps
Last edited by gybe78; 1st September 2013 at 07:53 AM.
1st September 2013, 09:18 AM #3
Check appdata and the virtual store. Its proably uac redirecting the writes to C:\ program files (x86) . Give users modify rights. You may have to disable uac folder virtualisation via gpo.
1st September 2013, 10:53 AM #4
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Thanks very much Stuart. It now works perfectly. Just for the record, and for anyone else having problems, open pro/desktop in compatibility mode for windows XP sp3 and as an administrator, go to Tools/Options/Performance and check the box for Disable hardware graphics acceleration (slower). Again, thank you very much!
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