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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).

FM-17-installing.png

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

FM-older-installations.png

  • 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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