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Cannot get Rainmeter to run after updating laptop to Windows 11

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chanandler
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Cannot get Rainmeter to run after updating laptop to Windows 11

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Rainmeter just will not load. I've tried all the steps in the "Rainmeter is crashing! What do I do?" thread, but still getting the same behaviour.

When I try to run the app, nothing happens. In windows event viewer I see an entry for: Event 1000, application error:

Faulting application name: Rainmeter.exe, version: 4.5.8.3587, time stamp: 0x61cd958d
Faulting module name: Rainmeter.dll, version: 4.5.8.3587, time stamp: 0x61cd958b
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000000f3b7a
Faulting process ID: 0x9b0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d8049e999bf24a
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.dll
Report ID: 32bc7cb1-c74c-4553-8dff-b225153562d3
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:


Then the next event viewer entry is: Event 1001, windows error reporting:

Fault bucket 2138824038801735072, type 4
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0
Problem signature:
P1: Rainmeter.exe
P2: 4.5.8.3587
P3: 61cd958d
P4: Rainmeter.dll
P5: 4.5.8.3587
P6: 61cd958b
P7: c0000005
P8: 00000000000f3b7a


I've attached screenshots of the event errors. I can't show anything else as nothing relating to the app shows up at all when I try to run it, Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Cannot get Rainmeter to run after updating laptop to Windows 11

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I know it's potentially not very helpful, but I just thought I'd mention that I've run Rainmeter v4.5.6 under Windows 11 with no problems.
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chanandler
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Re: Cannot get Rainmeter to run after updating laptop to Windows 11

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Lieuallen wrote: January 8th, 2022, 10:49 pm I know it's potentially not very helpful, but I just thought I'd mention that I've run Rainmeter v4.5.6 under Windows 11 with no problems.
Thanks that was a good call, didn't think of trying an older build. I shall download a few and see what happens :)
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chanandler
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Re: Cannot get Rainmeter to run after updating laptop to Windows 11

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Lieuallen wrote: January 8th, 2022, 10:49 pm I know it's potentially not very helpful, but I just thought I'd mention that I've run Rainmeter v4.5.6 under Windows 11 with no problems.
Running older versions didn't help, so in the end I had to uninstall, trawl through the registry and C:\ drive and delete any reference to "rainmeter". Gave the laptop a reboot and then reinstalled, and yay it's working again :)