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Windows 8 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012 and RackAFX won’t start
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W Pirkle
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June 8, 2013 - 10:35 pm
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I’m running Windows 8 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012 and RackAFX won’t start!

You need to download and install the 2008 C++ (X86) redistributable from Microsoft. You can get it on the downloads page here

http://www.willpirkle.com/downloads/

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June 5, 2014 - 12:49 pm
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There is a further issue with VS 2012 that complains "one or more components are not installed" and VS is unable to start and persists even after a repair or reinstall.

Fortunately, the fix is simple

Navigate with regedit to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

And delete the following key:
C:\\ProgramFiles(x86)\\MicrosoftVisualStudio11.0\\Common7\\IDE\\WDExpress

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June 5, 2014 - 7:35 pm
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Thanks Murdryk!

It looks like this machine had VS Express installed at one point? The 2008 C++ Redistributable should not be writing this registry key. My Win64 machine only has the express version and not the full VS2012 Pro.

- Will

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