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Prime 5.0 won't run after install

Bergytone
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Prime 5.0 won't run after install

I just installed Mathcad prime 5.0 trial version on my windows 7 machine, and the install went okay, but right at the end I see this message:


PTC screen.JPGI tried un installing and re-installing, and got the same thing. My machine is an x64 machine... it is an older Dell.

When I run it, the splash screen comes up... then goes away. When I look in the task manager, it is running as a task, but It never opens the main screen. Any thoughts?

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@Bergytone wrote:

Hi Werner,

Thanks for the quick reply. When I look in the directory ...\PTC Download, it is empty. (maybe I can't see them with windows explorer-- because they are system files?? Anyway, should there be many (or any) files in this directory?

SHould I have run the install as an administrator?


I rather guess that this directory in ..Roaming.. is just a temp directory where the files are unpacked during installation of Prime and which is deleted after installation.

Guess the installation file you have is a self extracting archive with an exe-Extension, so if the file would be corrupt you should get an error message as of the corrupt archive.

So its more likely that the installation file you have is OK and if PTC would have packed a corrupt redistributable inside we would have heard more complaints I think.

So I have no idea what the cause for your problem may be. You may try to download the installation file again anyway or try to contact PTC support. There should be installation support even for non-paying Express users - maybe @VladimirN can provide the correct contact data.

 

 

EDIT: IN case you may give it try: You can download the redistributable which fails on your machine drectly from Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13523

Its the same file I posted.

You may try installing it and maybe Prime will work then.

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Obviously Prime 5 relies on the older Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributables.

If your Win 7 is 64 bit the file vcredist_x64_2010SP1.exe mentioned should run and install the redistributables necessary for programs created with M$ Visual C++ 2010 on your machine.

The error message does not make much sense as the file vcredist_x64_2010SP1.exe obviously is for 64 bit OS. Not sure why your windows thinks its just a 16bit application.

What happens if you manually start vcredist_x64_2010SP1.exe?

Maybe the installation files are corrupt and you may try to download them again.

I attach the vcredist_x64_2010SP1.exe which was included in the Prime5 archive  I downloaded so you can compare it bitwise (maybe using "fc /b ....") with the version you have.

 

 

Hi Werner,

Thanks for the quick reply. When I look in the directory ...\PTC Download, it is empty. (maybe I can't see them with windows explorer-- because they are system files?? Anyway, should there be many (or any) files in this directory?

SHould I have run the install as an administrator?


@Bergytone wrote:

Hi Werner,

Thanks for the quick reply. When I look in the directory ...\PTC Download, it is empty. (maybe I can't see them with windows explorer-- because they are system files?? Anyway, should there be many (or any) files in this directory?

SHould I have run the install as an administrator?


I rather guess that this directory in ..Roaming.. is just a temp directory where the files are unpacked during installation of Prime and which is deleted after installation.

Guess the installation file you have is a self extracting archive with an exe-Extension, so if the file would be corrupt you should get an error message as of the corrupt archive.

So its more likely that the installation file you have is OK and if PTC would have packed a corrupt redistributable inside we would have heard more complaints I think.

So I have no idea what the cause for your problem may be. You may try to download the installation file again anyway or try to contact PTC support. There should be installation support even for non-paying Express users - maybe @VladimirN can provide the correct contact data.

 

 

EDIT: IN case you may give it try: You can download the redistributable which fails on your machine drectly from Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13523

Its the same file I posted.

You may try installing it and maybe Prime will work then.

Thanks!

I installed the C++ redistributable from Microsoft (2010 version) and now it opens fine. 

Great work Werner-E


@Bergytone wrote:

Thanks!

I installed the C++ redistributable from Microsoft (2010 version) and now it opens fine. 

Great work Werner-E


Glad that you re up and running now.

Nevertheless there remains some bad feelings as to what may have gone wrong. After all the C++ redistributables should have been installed automatically during installation of Prime.

I looked in my control panel under software installs, and I could see I have had six or seven different C++ re-distributes installed from 2005, 2006, 2008 by various other programs. Don't know why this one failed.

But, I'm happy you steered me in the right direction. I would have just given up on MathCad. 

1. Download and install updates for your OS from the Windows Update Center.

2. Download Mathcad Prime 5.0 installer using the following link: https://support.ptc.com/appserver/auth/it/esd/product.jsp?prodFamily=MCD

3. Open a new "Case" for PTC's technical support here: https://support.ptc.com/apps/case_logger_viewer/auth/ssl/log

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