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Definitive workaround for Streets and Trips registry error or splash page hanging RRS feed

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  • After spending maybe 4-6 hours (far more than I'm likely to save by actually running the software on a trip) reading every article and thread I could find on this issue, I was about to return the 2011 product* out of frustration...but the MS Store was closed. So I did one last search and came up with this work-around:

    Create a new user account and run the software from that account. I gave that account admin rights and also set up the program to run as administrator, but I don't know if that's even necessary.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314590

    * I had this issue with both the 2006 version from CD and the 2011 download (both the trial version and the paid version). This is a brand-new laptop with no previous installation of S&T. The user account is not "rebuilt" or imported.
    Windows 7 x64 SP1



    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 7:04 PM