Cool Edit Pro and Windows 8 - Install Problem
Posted on 2013-12-27
I have a copy of Cool Edit Pro 2.0 and 2.1 with a registration key that I have been using for years (probably since around 1998 or so) which I have re-installed across several computers as they have come and gone, mainly through wearing out/crashing for good!
I am currently running the same program on a Dell Inspiron 530 on XP Pro with no problems, and am trying to install it on the new Lenovo desktop I bought which is running Windows 8.1.
The program seems to install O.K. but I am getting two error messages :
1) File missing: WMVcore2.dll
2) Registration already used.
In the case of problem # 1, I searched online and found that other users had the same problem which was successfully solved by copying WMVcore.dll and then pasting it back but changing the name to WMVcore2.dll. Tried it, but it did not work. The machine just did not see the newly renamed file in the same directory.
In the case of problem # 2, I've never received this error in the course of moving the program across computers, even with one copy on my desktop and another on my laptop.
Note that the firm (Syntrillium) that originated Cool Edit sold out to Adobe years ago, and Adobe dropped all support as it wanted Cool Edit to create Audition.
Anyone encounter these problems and have solutions?