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FineCut 8 cannot find installed CorelDraw

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by KBROOKE, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. KBROOKE

    KBROOKE New Member

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    Hi there!

    I’m hoping someone can shed some light on this issue?

    I’m running on windows 10 - have CorelDraw x6 - and Rasterlink pro 5 SG -

    when I try and install finecut I get an error message [cannot find installed CorelDRAW]

    I downloaded the updates and still the same error message.

    I did the good ol’ uninstall everything and reinstall everything and still the same error message.


    Anyone know how to get passed this?

    anyhelp would be much appreciated!!
     
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  2. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    I think the oldest supported DRAW for Win 10 is X7 with the latest updated. That's officially supported.

    May be ways to get X6 installed still, this is just going by officially supported (although bare in mind any new update from Win 10 can cause problems with the legacy program).
     
  3. KBROOKE

    KBROOKE New Member

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    Hey thanks for answering!!!

    You think if I upgrade my CorelDraw to version x7 or newer it will fix the issue?
     
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    I would look at the specs for that version of Rasterlink to see what the minimum it is and then match that with what is officially supported for Win 10.

    Sure there are ways to get legacy software that isnt supported for an OS, but those can be a pita to maintain. That's just my thinking on it
     
  5. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    My version of Finecut would not work past Corel X3, in Win7. I tried it in X5, and it was as good as invisible.
     
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  7. Westcoast1

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    If you are still having issues let me know, as this is a Macro issue, so a easy fix
     
  8. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    I'd appreciate knowing, thanks. Our Win10 PC would not accept X5, so I put Corel 2019 on it. No problems. Then I installed the Mimaki finecut USB #1 & #2 exe files, and tried the CG SRii driver - no go.
    I ran the most recent version of Finecut, and it would have installed, but gave me the same "cannot find installed Corel Draw" message also. I assume that's because it is expecting to find nit in a certain file location and it was preinstalled elsewhere?

    (I'm hating win 10 and would prefer it if this was Win 7 again... but too much water has gone under that bridge...)
     
  9. Ian Stewart-Koster

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    Update, for the record:
    I downloaded the Finecut 9.3 update, ran it, and it found Corel 2019, installed the FC tools in it, but then it wants the serial number.
    (Serials are a new feature for Finecut 9.)
    The offline serial generator works if you have an old Finecut cd, BUT... when I ran it, it wanted Dot Net 2.5 and 3.0 installed, before it would generate an unlock serial number.
    Our Win10 has dot net 4.6, so refused to install 3.5 which is the one that has both previous versions.
    I tried several Dot Net updates, (offline) and every one failed to install - I presume because a higher version is already on that PC ?
    I retried Corel, and upon opening Corel the opening Finecut, it asks for the serial number - or else you're limited to a 60 day trial.

    I'm stumped as to how to get it to work, when it wants dot net 2.5 and 3.0, but the PC refuses to allow them to be installed...

    Any ideas appreciated, thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2020 at 10:42 PM
  10. Ian Stewart-Koster

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    thanks a lot. I appreciate that.
     
  11. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    That made ALL the difference!. I'd downloaded an offline installer for the net3.5, and it failed to work.
    After following the link there about how to get the net 3.5 installer from the Win10 setup iso, via a batch file, it was so quick it was amazing.
    Then I had to find the original broken FC version 7.3 cd, not my saved duplicate copy - and it generated the serial number from that. The logic there defies me...
    Anyhow it now runs from Win 10 - thanks!
     
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