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[solved] After Update to 1.7.0 Designer does not start up on Win7

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I just updated to the latest 1.7 Version of Designer and now the program won't  start up.
Windows 7 Professional, all updates installed, everything else working flawless. Aero activated. 
Any hints to get the app running?

I also have Photo (pre-update), which after the problem with 1.7 did not update yet. Downloaded 1.7, though.

Yesterday purchased the publisher license; the Beta runs perfect. 

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Hi Mathiasree,

Welcome to the forums :)

What happens when you try to start the app? Please could you try right clicking the shortcut and choose run as admin to see if that solves your issue?



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Hi Callum, I tried this also. Windows asks me if I allow Designer to "realizae changes" on the computer (which I obviouslo do allow), but the same here: during a second or two the cursor shows the "wait"-icon, then nothing else happens. No Affinity Process in the Task manager, neither.  

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Problem solved. Here is what I did:

Uninstall affinity Designer 1.7 from within the setup (not windows control Panel)
With a third party registry tool,  search for all registry keys containing "Affinity-Designer" and delete them all.


Install Designer 1.7 from the downloaded file. The app will say "Updating to 1.7"

And voilá: Affiniy Designer starting up. 

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