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  • Question

  • I just upgraded to Windows 8 from 7. During the install the compatibility checker flag EWB 4 as needing an update. I went to MS checked that I had the latest version 4.013 and assumed it was okay to proceed with the install.

    After the Windows 8 upgrade, EW did not launch. I tried several things, I won't go into here. Finally, I decided to try to uninstall. I could not. I received the following when running the uninstaller. 

    Exception has been thrown....... on System.Windows.Baml2006.TypeConverterMarkupExtension threw an exception.

    Okay... I downloaded the WebStudio Trial to try to rebuild but I get the same error above.

    Finally, I manually removed EW from the computer and cleaned up the registries.

    Still no luck.

    Any ideas???

    TIA

    Friday, October 26, 2012 11:14 PM

All replies

  • Nobody?

    I reinstalled Win8 hoping it might correct something but no luck. I also turned off .net 3.5... nope.

    Any ideas? I'm desperate to get EW back up and working.  

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:30 AM
  • This is a user-to-user forum. We have absolutely no access to any technical support material. We get no help from Microsoft. It's the first day of release of Windows 8. How many people do you think have tried this yet?

    To be fair, there are people in here who have EW4 running on prerelease versions of Windows 8 and it works just fine. It will not work at all without dotNET Framework 4.0, but that is apparently implemented differently in Windows 8.

    You are probably going to have to fend for yourself for a few weeks or months (or pay for MS tech support).


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    Saturday, October 27, 2012 2:01 AM
  • Yeah, of all the regular contributors here, only a few are running EW on Win8, and AFAIK, none have reported any problems so far. With no connection to tech support ourselves, we have  little to go on other than what is reported here, which, until now, has been routine success.

    cheers,
    scott


    Please remember to "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue. It is common courtesy to recognize those who have helped you, and it also makes it easier for visitors to find the resolution later.

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:51 AM
  • I upgraded one win7 64-bit computer today with Win8. EW survived just fine--I used EW off and on during the day on it.

    You could try redoing the dotNet 4.0 framework. But if it were happening to me and I needed a machine running Win8 and EW, and I tried what you have (plus the .NT repair/replacement) I would probably get a hold of MS tech support.

    Take care, Mike

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:58 AM
  • Nobody?

    I reinstalled Win8 hoping it might correct something but no luck. I also turned off .net 3.5... nope.

    Any ideas? I'm desperate to get EW back up and working.  

    Sounds like you need to repair .NET

    info here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl/netfxsetup/thread/37a84f92-6ad8-4ebb-9bcb-53313d814ca6


    Expression Web MVP

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:41 PM
  • In addition to Steve's link (which includes the very impportant link to Aaron Stebner's Cleanup Utility), check here (and the link at the bottom of the article), because .NET is implemented differently on Windows 8. There might be info in there that helps.


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    Saturday, October 27, 2012 1:58 PM
  • Hi cooper22,
    I would also like to know if W8 will/does support EW4 myself.

    I've had a few issues with EW4 running on XP (which is a supported OS) and some of the regulars told me "what do you expect with a 10 year old OS?" even though it is officially supported: http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Web_SysRequirements.aspx 

    As this is THE official Expression Web forum I think you've posted your query in the right place, even though others may say differently.

    Upgrading is never quite the same as a new install so maybe that's an issue. As others are saying the .Net Framework is critical. You mention v3.5 - even on my 'old' machine I'm running v4 so you might want to look at your .Net installation.

    Please let us know how you get on :¬)

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 4:43 PM
  • Badgerer,

    How many times do you need to be told that this is NOT an MS technical forum?  It is a user to user forum, not an official MS technical forum.  Please don't tell new visitors otherwise.

    Your question about running EW on Win 8 has already been answered several times in recent posts, from a user perspective, which is the only kind of response you can get on this forum.  If you are looking for an official MS response, you won't get it here.

    As for your .Net comment, the OP was talking about trying without 3.5, not about thinking that's what EW4 uses.

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 5:02 PM
  • "As this is THE official Expression Web forum..."

    And once again you either miss the point entirely (which I doubt) or are being deliberately misleading.

    There is nothing official about this forum at all except that it is hosted by Microsoft. And this is a User-to-User forum, and it is always appropriate to point that out to people new to the forum (especially in this case, where the OP didn't understand the casual nature of participation here when he posted "Nobody?" 2 hours after his first post.)

    If someone is "desperate" to get EW4 working, they need to look someplace that has a fast turn-around time, like paid support. OTOH, if anyone is desperately in need of EW they shouldn't have experimented with Windows 8 on the first day of its release. Just sayin'.

    There is nothing wrong with the OP posting here. But there is also nothing wrong with letting him know what the forum is about and what the resources are.

    And clearly, Windows 8 supports EW4, as people have said who have been running it on pre-release versions for months. You could have found that out by using the forum search feature.


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    Saturday, October 27, 2012 5:12 PM
  • Hi KathyW2,

    I SAID:

    "As this is THE official Expression Web forum I think you've posted your query in the right place, even though others may say differently."

    My version of Expression Web sends me here!!!! So I'm guessing it's OFFICIAL???


    I NEVER MENTIONED "MS TECHNICAL FORUM" ??????????

    You are a funny lot...
    *Sigh* :¬P

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 5:16 PM
  • When you said, "I think you've posted your query in the right place, even though others may say differently", you were commenting about a post that this is NOT the place for technical support.  It is not.

    Please, if you haven't already, read the "FORUM FAQ Start Here" post.

    I'll quote:

    "Is this forum a Microsoft technical support forum?
    No. This forum is a peer-to-peer forum for Web designers and users of Microsoft Expression Web. The users who post on this forum are volunteers who are helping other Expression Web users out of an interest in helping the community of Web designers.

    Some Microsoft employees visit the forum as well, but their purpose is not to provide official technical support in the forum. If you do require technical support from Microsoft, you should visithttp://support.microsoft.com. You can find many technical support resources there, and you’ll also find a link at the bottom of the page that says "Contact a Support Professional by Email, Online or Phone." Clicking that link will allow you to contact Microsoft technical support should that be necessary."

    And that post IS an official Microsoft statement.

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 7:05 PM
  • EW 4 runs fine on Win 8 Pro. If you upgrade a Windows 7 computer you may well have to rerun the ASP.net installer. I installed Windows Live Essentials and had to install ASP.net 3 on it before it would install for example.

    You may also need to use the license/activation fix in the sticky at the top of the page instead of or in addition to whatever EW 4 installer you currently have on your machine. I had to do that on one install but not the other.

    Note: if you picked up a MS Surface RT you CANNOT run Expression Web or any other full Windows required program. RT is not the full OS but a lighter weight version designed to run apps from the app store only. Think of it as the iPad/iPhone iOS to the Mac OS equivilent.

    Personally, I'd like to see Microsoft come out with an RT app version of EW since it would be nice to travel with just the Surface RT - lovely, elegant hardware as I got to see on Friday. I hadn't intended to pick one up because of the inability to run real programs on it but I may change my mind. We have clients who are considering deploying them in the field (make sure you get the keyboard cover if you do) because of the gorilla glass and ruggedized case.


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    Sunday, October 28, 2012 5:02 PM