Whenever I start up Creo Parametric 1.0 a message pops up saying " You must register the quality agent in order to continue running Creo Parametric in tryout mode". Another window pops up saying "Creo is shutting down because it could not register the quality agent , which is required in tryout mode. If you called technical support about this problem, report error 8". ( I can't contact technical support apparently because my account type which is a student and it's free)
I have two suggestions for you. One, you should not be running a 30 day trial license. If you followed the process, you should have received a product code that gives you unlimited access to Creo and not just the 30 day trial. Two, I would strongy suggest removing Creo 1 and installing Creo 2. You will need to download the DVD image for the software and the HelpCenter and request a new product code for Creo 2. The request page is located HERE.
I had a similar problem with Quality Agent. Adam, Tim and Dimitri were helpful in trying to solve the problem.
In my case when installing Creo I had unchecked the Quality Agent box thus blocking its installation. It seems that Creo will only run with Quality Agent installed and permited internet access.
I fixed it by uninstalling Creo fully from my computer and the carried out a fresh install, ensuring Quality Agent WAS selected for insallation and PERMITED through the internet fire walls in order for it to comunicate with, I assume, PTC. [Autodesk software has a similar arrangement]
Since doing this Creo has run without any problem until the annual license expired.
When renewing the license the license update option did not take correctly and produced the error and closure situation. Again resolved with a uninstallation/fresh installation and again all is great!
Hope this advice is of help
This problem has taken many forms over the last year. It seems just as we had it fixed, a new graphics driver would break it again.
Currently, development has a solid fix and they are working hard to have this fix put into the next build of Creo.
In the meantime, if you are having a Quality Agent issue, please submit an Academic Support Request. Someone from our team will be able to jump on your computer and fix it for you.
It should also be noted that this is only a problem in the academic world where customers more often than not are not using certified hardware combinations. This has not been an issue with our commercial customers.