Cant run software

May 31, 2007 at 1:27 PM
Installed Tech Preview 2 and cant run it. It instantly crashes upon launch of the ProductKeysWin file.
Coordinator
May 31, 2007 at 2:13 PM

blazewon22 wrote:
Installed Tech Preview 2 and cant run it. It instantly crashes upon launch of the ProductKeysWin file.


I have a few questions about your machine.
Are you running .NET 3.5 Beta1?
Is SQL Server Express installed?
Are you running XP, 2003, or Vista?

Also does it just die and go away, or does it give some error first?
May 31, 2007 at 9:48 PM
running xp sp2.

Not running .net or sql express

do i need to install the database on a sql server then launch the app?
Coordinator
Jun 1, 2007 at 2:45 AM
This program requires Sql Server Express, to be installed on the machine you want it to run on. .NET 3.5 Beta 1 is also a prerequisite. I must warn you however that .NET 3.5 is beta software and as far as I can tell is only distributed with Visual Studio 9 Beta 1 for now. I myself have not had problems with .NET 3.5 Beta 1, but I can make no guarentees that you won't. I also don't know what will happen when it needs to be removed. If you wish I can give you pointers on getting it all working but again I must warn you that both Product Key Manager and .NET 3.5 are pre-release software and not in anyway supported.