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Failed to run Crystal Reports x64 run time for VS2008

Posted on 2011-02-21
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When running CRRedist2008_x64.msi to install Crystal Reports runtime for VS2008 on a new HP Windows 7 64-bit computer (Home Premium), the installation program vanished when there were about 10 seconds left.  I can see the CR runtime listed in the list of installed programs (under Control Panel | Programs), but the installation is apparently incomplete because when I ran the VS2008 application invoking Crystal Reports, the following error occurred:

An error has occurred while attempting to load Crystal Reports runtime.

Either the Crystal Reports registry key permissions are insufficient or the Crystal Reports runtime is not installed correctly.

Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi) containing the correct version of the Crystal Reports (x86, x64, or Itanium) required.

I have installed this runtime on several other computers previously and none of them has this problem.  I've tried to turn off McAfee's firewall and runtime file protection, and windows UAC, the above problem still occurred.

Any possible cause of this problem?

Thanks.
eskie


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Did you build the application as a 64-bit application?

Assme you ran the install with admin privilege.

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Yes I did, i.e. with target CPU x86 (as opposed to Any).  It has been running on several 64-bit Windows successfully.

Yes I did log in with Admin.

I also used "Run as Admin" option on Command prompt and run the runtime distribution package in CMD.  Got same problem.  The installer simply disaapeared in the middle of execution.

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I believe CPU x86 creates a 32-bit app.  I may be wrong about that.

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I know x86 is misleading here, but that is exactly what I need to do (forcing the target to 32-bit CPU) to make the .Net app run on both 32- & 64-bit machines.

One possibility I want to look into is that, someone else might have tried to install some version of Crystal Reports runtime on this computer before.  Although I've looked thru the list of installed programs and got rid of all Crystal Report related programs, there may be something left in the registry from the previous installation that needs to be removed before a new installation can be successful.  I will search thru HKLM\Software\ for "Business Objects" or "Crystal Decisions", but if there is other things or places to look for, I would like to know.

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I finally solved the problem.

The solution is to run both 32-bit and 64-bit Crystal Reports runtime.  On 64-bit OS, you should only need to run 64-bit runtime, and that has been the case with several of my Windows 7 64-bit machine.  Somehow, this particular new HP laptop required me to load both runtimes.

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