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Posted (edited) · Cura will not open with Windows 8.1

Just learned what a slicer does and that its mandatory to convert mods into gcode or printer does nothing. Heres my comp stats, Windows 8.1, 4GB ram,  Intel-celeron, 64bit os/x64 based processor, intel hd graphics card I think? So I have tried installing the latest and previous versions I could find of Cura  all with the same outcome as they just wont open but gives me an error of "The procedure entry point_crt_atexit could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.10.0\Cura.exe.". Im no code writer but that looks like a main start up command? I have installed it at least 5 times running it as user then admin then creating its own file location for the heck of it, did a compatibility run with an install and lastley updated what the comp told me it had updates for which were several as just knocked the dust off this when I bought the printer and originally it failed to download before I updated everything so now at least I have it. But that's my extent and I hope someone out here knows a simple fix. Thanks in advance and there will be lulls in me answering back due to work and what not but i should touch back nightly. 


My PC had all of the C++ programs still installed so I deleted all of them then installed the previous version of Cura and used it to install the 2015 C++ within its program and success! I like older software with bugs worked out so I’m on v.4.9 for now and also just beginning the world of 3D. 

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    Posted · Cura will not open with Windows 8.1

    It sounds like the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime libs are not (properly) installed. But they come with the Cura installer, so they should be.

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    Posted · Cura will not open with Windows 8.1

    I see the new Microsoft Visual C++ 2015  14.0 in my programs but there's also the other variants of it from 2005-2010 64's/86's. Do the others need to be deleted for it to work correctly so theres no conflicts?  

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