Tried installing WriteWayPro on Windows 10 1803, and although installation seemed to go well, 2 ocx files where not registered correctly (most likely caused by the 'old' installer used), so WriteWayPro wouldn't start.
I fixed this following these steps:
- Open a Command prompt in 'Run as Administrator' mode
- change to the SysWOW64 directory: CD ..\SysWOW64
- register the 2 components by entering these commands:
- Close the command prompt: exit
- WriteWayPro should now should start as expected
After the above exercise I tried to register the product to have the free Pro version, but that has been unsuccessful so far, stating the error message "Unable to connect to the WriteWay website, please try later.". I suspect that another ocx isn't correctly registered, or not working as expected on Win10 (1803), but it cal also be due to a website issue. (I (re)registered all ocx's in the SysWOW64 directory using regsvr32 but still no cigar)
After reading the "WriteWay FAQs and Issues Support document", it seems that the Compatibility mode needs to be set to XP mode, and Run as Administrator, but that also hasn't solved this issue yet.
The registration page in the screenshot
on the site looks different from what I'm seeing (mine doesn't have the First Name/Last Name fields, but I used the code shown there), so there may be a different cause altogether. I'll just wait and see what happens until after it expires...
If all else fails I'll e-mail 'm for support.
On a related note: The YouTube showcase and instruction videos (including the WriteWayPro page) also seem to have vanished, only alternative videos can be found.
Guess this are the side-effects of using a no longer actively supported product...
After installing WriteWayPro in a virtual WinXP SP3 instance, the installation issues didn't appear there, but the application registration issue persists, so that's most likely a website related issue.