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Offline Harri Liljeroos

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BoincTasks 1.78 won't start after Win 10 1809 version update
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:16:16 pm »
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My Windows 10 host just installed the feared 1809 update. Now BoincTasks 1.78 can not start but it creates 10 crash dump files before giving up. The dump files vary in size between 140 to 155 kbytes. I tried to install the 1.78 version again but to no avail. Should I try to install the 1.79 beta version next or what?

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Re: BoincTasks 1.78 won't start after Win 10 1809 version update
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 03:47:34 am »
Hi,
My Windows 10 host just installed the feared 1809 update. Now BoincTasks 1.78 can not start but it creates 10 crash dump files before giving up. The dump files vary in size between 140 to 155 kbytes. I tried to install the 1.78 version again but to no avail. Should I try to install the 1.79 beta version next or what?
Please upgrade to 1.79 so we have the same version running.

Next try running BoincTasks as Administrator and go to the General Tab and remove the check start BoincTasks at login and set it again, that is if you want to run it automatically.

What I think is the new version did something to the registry.

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Re: BoincTasks 1.78 won't start after Win 10 1809 version update
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 04:26:28 pm »
I installed the 1.79 version, but it failed like 1.78. No user interface becomes visible (and no icon on taskbar's notification area) and after 10 crash dumps the program terminates itself.

I believe that I ended up accidentally installing win10 updates that are still in testing phase. So I decided to return to the previous version of windows 10 and now 1.79 started without a problem (after I had removed the 10 crash dump files). Now windows is again downloading new updates but this time I try not to do anything to install "extra" updates like I did yesterday. It seems that if you go to windows update and manually check for updates, you may end up with updates that haven't had final acceptance yet. This of course is not mentioned on the update window  >:(.

If the failure happens again I will report it here.

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Re: BoincTasks 1.78 won't start after Win 10 1809 version update
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 05:00:50 pm »
I installed the 1.79 version, but it failed like 1.78. No user interface becomes visible (and no icon on taskbar's notification area) and after 10 crash dumps the program terminates itself.

I believe that I ended up accidentally installing win10 updates that are still in testing phase. So I decided to return to the previous version of windows 10 and now 1.79 started without a problem (after I had removed the 10 crash dump files). Now windows is again downloading new updates but this time I try not to do anything to install "extra" updates like I did yesterday. It seems that if you go to windows update and manually check for updates, you may end up with updates that haven't had final acceptance yet. This of course is not mentioned on the update window  >:(.

If the failure happens again I will report it here.
I just read that Windows sometimes installs early releases by accident when you manually activate updates.

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Hello Fred, I just made the 1809 updated and see the same issue, now we are a few more months in seems like it could be worth fixing?

running as admin doesn't fix it.  I can send the crash dumps if that helps?