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Affinity won't start on Windows 11

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I have used Affinity Designer and Photo on Windows 10 without any problems. On my new Notebook with Windows 11 both programs won't start properly. After the loading-screen the program opens very shortly and then closes again.

I have updated drivers and reinstalled several times. It did not change.

Thank you for your help!


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On 1/24/2023 at 6:07 PM, Mshun said:

I'm in the same situation. The title appears when trying to start and closes immediately. Please tell me the solution.

Welcome to the forums :)

Did you try what Pauls wrote in the post just prior to yours? It's called Control Run up. Press and hold the CTL key while launching the program. Do you get the Clear User Data Screen? If so press the Clear button at the bottom.

Affinity Photo ; Affinity Designer;Affinity Photo Affinity Designer; Affinity Publisher; Affinity2 Beta versions. Win10 Home Version:21H2, Build: 19044.1766: Intel Core i7-4770, 3.90GHz, 32GB Ram, Nvidia GTX 645, 3-Internal HDD (1 Crucial MX5000 1TB, 1-Crucial MX5000 500GB, 1-WD 1 TB), 4 External HDD

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