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Installing new and old FMs on Win 11 is a nightmare

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May 25, 2023 May 25, 2023

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I have now tried about 7 times to install FM-17 (either the released version 17.0.0 or the updated version 17.0.1) to H:\Adobe\FrameMaker.17en.

  • The installation runs to 88% and then issues an error code 183 - and the target folder is deleted.
  • Between the installations I have rebooted the system to have a clear situation.
  • There was no such problem to install FM-16.0.4 to :\Adobe\FrameMaker16.en.
  • There was no such problem on Windows 10...

The UI in W11 is also strange and difficult to read (dark grey on black, cropped inner window).


To preserve some of my older FMs I tried the following installations:


  • I did'nt really expect FM-8 to run in Win11, althoug it runs fine in Win10 - as all the other versions listed here also do.
  • It is surprising that FM-11, 12 and 13 work absolutely fine, including the creation of PDF via distiller.
  • FM-14 displayes a strange behaviour: the menu is only visible if the window is maximised (on a 32" wide sceen...). And some of the ETB features do not work correctly.
  • I had no success to install FM-15, neither the releases version 15.0.0, nor any updated (which are all full installations).
  • Of course FM-16 runs also as intended.

So the pattern of success is really strange






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