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Error "Conversion failed. Could not start Mathcad conversion process".

Harry_Seth
15-Moonstone

Error "Conversion failed. Could not start Mathcad conversion process".

Issue:

  • Error "Conversion failed. Could not start Mathcad conversion process" while converting legacy Mathcad worksheets in Mathcad Prime

OR

  • Mathcad Prime with parallel installed Mathcad 15.0 does not convert .xmcd files to .mcdx with error message:
    Mathcad conversion process could not be started.

 

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Resolution:

There are two options to resolve this issue:

 

Option I:

  • Find Mathcad Prime shortcut on desktop > right mouse click > Properties
  • Select Compatibility tab
  • Under Privilege Level section check option check Run this program as an administrator
  • Apply > OK

Option II:

  • Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Component Services
  • Under Component Services, select Computers > My Computer > DCOM Config
  • Select Mathcad, right-click, then select Properties
  • Select the Security tab
  • Click #Edit under #Access Permissions
  • Select the System User and allow Remote Access rights
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