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Ticket # 898
Date: 5/21/2013
Time: 5:15:54 PM

Windows 8 Installation

Installation problems on Windows 8.
Problem Type: Other
Version Number: Pro 9.0 & Classic 8.0
Status: Closed
Solution: Before you install Shipping Solutions on a Windows 8 computer, please do the following:

• Activate .Net 3.51. To do so, open the Control Panel. Click Programs and Features. Click Turn Windows features on or off. Check the box next to .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0). Click OK.

• Install a file that is needed for Crystal Reports, which is used by Shipping Solutions. Go to to download the file. The name of the file is vcredist_x86.exe. Double click on the file to install it.

As Shipping Solutions installs SQL Server, a message may pop up telling you that SQL Server is not compatible with Windows 8. However, Microsoft recommends clicking through this message and installing SQL Server anyway. Microsoft also recommends checking the box saying you do not want to see this error again. If you want to read more about this issue go to the Microsoft developers page: