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Author Topic: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update  (Read 2549 times)

warfree

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FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:43:47 AM »
My Windows 8.1 OS just finished updating this morning, and now FARR will not run.  I have located the .exe file and tried to run from there.  The tray icon appears but nothing happens, and then when I mouse over the icon it disappears.  I uninstalled FARR and reinstalled the latest version.  Same result!  WTF!? Help!

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 08:54:27 AM »
Have you tried rebooting?
Anyone else with new Windows 8.1 have this same problem?

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 09:55:57 AM »
I'm afraid to update now :tellme:
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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 10:40:25 AM »
Starts fine here.

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 11:24:48 AM »
Yes, I tried rebooting.  No change.  Have switched to Launchy...

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2014, 12:58:54 PM »
Some of the updates were bad and can be removed.............

http://ct.zdnet.com/...;brand=ZDNET&s=5

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2014, 01:01:15 PM »
It says that is an update but I see no change since the 16th   :huh:

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 01:40:11 PM »
....  Have switched to Launchy...

Classic! ;D

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 01:50:40 PM »
....  Have switched to Launchy...

Classic! ;D

Isn't launchy that product that has not seen an update in....a while?

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 02:18:33 PM »
"Microsoft pulls updates, recommends uninstall"

I'd pull the updates listed in that ZDNet article. MS is working on a patch so going back to pre-problem date and then re-installing updates when the patch is issued may put you back where to want to be  :huh:

Neither Launchy nor FARR caused the problem, so penicillin won't help  :D

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Re: FARR will not start after latest Windows 8.1 update
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 02:28:54 PM »
ooops..

spoke too soon  :-[

here's the update promised....
http://www.pcworld.c...hes.html#tk.nl_today