I installed QSpice for the first time on my work computer about 3 days ago. Works!!! Thank you.
Today when I entered the program it says: Update available.
I downloaded and began to update.
The update failed with an error message.
When I entered QSpice again, items such as models and the demo examples where no longer there.
I uninstalled QSpice.
I executed the QSpice installer.- It proceeded the install process then failed. with the error:
“Could not install the file C:\Program Files \QSpice\SetupHandlerDLLs.exe”
The installation aborted. Now I can’t get QSpice back on my computer. Apparently there was an update build made on Aug 17.
Is there a way to get back to an earlier version that would load and work?
Update: I just got QSpice to install again. It appears to be working … kind of.
In my previous post, I got update and installation failures. I would always update/install via the “System Admin” profile which I have authority to perform. I would get fails during the update or installation process.
However, I went back in to reinstall QSpice user the “Local User” profile. It installed.
It appears to be working now. All the installation files appear to be there. There was one warning/complaint about a feature that could not be installed with System Admin privileges but all seems to be operational for now.
I wasn’t able to duplicate this.
It’s good news that the user-mode install worked. The error window should have just said that you can’t install the Windows extension that enables schematic & symbol previews in File Explorer.
Although I did get it to work-ish.
Yes. The warning window that appeared in the installed indicated that the schematic and symbol previews feature could not be installed without Sys Admin privilege.
Recently I tried to run the "C:\Program Files \QSpice\SetupHandlerDLLs.exe” as “Administrator”. It failed.
QSpice was installed on my work computer. I don’t have “absolute” Admin privileges but I received secondary Admin privileges to load applications. This is company policy.
If ‘absolute’ Admin privileges are required to install any features, I have to request special temporary access.
When I first installed QSpice that was successful, I believe I used “Sys Admin” access.
I have full schematic and symbol preview access on my home computer. On this computer I have ‘absolute’ Sys Admin access.
Is there additional information I might be able to acquire to shed more light on this issue?
Update: I tried to install the latest build (Oct 19 2023). I now get an error thrown by the virus detector program being used which is Cortex XDR.
Hope this helps.
When I update on my personal computer, my virus program doesn’t complain.
Additional observation: When I try to pause updates (“Pause for 3 weeks” for example), it doesn’t work. The next day it asks again.
FYI It also happened to me with several updates. Local user profile was the only way.
Thanks for the reply. Actually I get the exact same Cortex XDR error whether I use Admin or Local user.