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Problems with Win8 8520?

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I was wondering if there are any developers out there who are having issues running AutoIT code on the latest revision of Win8?

I recently (about 4 months ago) wrote an auto-installer that pulled tools from a server and ran an auto install of each tool on systems.

This worked fine for revisions 8250, 8375 and 8400. However, when Win8 revision 8441 came around, I noticed some issues running some installers.

Now with the newest revision, 8520, it seems that FileCopy, DirCopy, ShellExecute, ShellExecuteWait, Run, and RunWait are all either locking up, or just failing to run.

The steps I take are:

Read from a cfg file the path of the installer, and any installer arguments

download installer from path

use ShellExecuteWait on installer with arguments

In the past, I've had no problems with this same exact code. UAC is off, #RequireAdmin is set, application is run as administrator, and even powershell is set to "Set-ExecutionPolicy UnRestricted"

Has anybody else had this problem? Anybody have workarounds?

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Windows 8 is still in development so best to report issues once it's released in October, if they still exist.

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I completely agree, and this is why I haven't reported anything yet. Auto IT has been tremendously helpful to me as a Windows 8 developer, I had hoped there may be others who use Auto IT for this purpose.

If not, to at least be an early warning. Security is SUPER tight on Windows 8, which worries me quite a bit

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I completely agree, and this is why I haven't reported anything yet. Auto IT has been tremendously helpful to me as a Windows 8 developer, I had hoped there may be others who use Auto IT for this purpose.

If not, to at least be an early warning. Security is SUPER tight on Windows 8, which worries me quite a bit

Why would super tight security in an OS worry you?

Should make you feel fuzzy and safe.


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Why would super tight security in an OS worry you?

Should make you feel fuzzy and safe.

lol. From a user standpoint, that's fine.

from a development standpoint, it's developer hell.

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Build 8441 is the latest version available for official download. I wouldn't advise using (potentially hacked) leaked builds for development. Thanks for bringing this up, I have built an app on 8400 and 8437, but sounds like I need to test 8441 to make sure it still works.

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Update: I tested my apps on 8441 x64 and had no problems. I hope that RTM doesn't have these problems that you mention.

I will note that my apps always run in Audit Mode, so it is possible that this problem may exist and I wouldn't run into it.

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Windows 8 build 8400 is the latest version that I can find on any Microsoft website, I only see an 8441 build on torrent sites, so I'm not sure how "official" that one is.


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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Windows 8 build 8400 is the latest version that I can find on any Microsoft website, I only see an 8441 build on torrent sites, so I'm not sure how "official" that one is.

Builds up to 8441 are available to Microsoft Partners. Any newer builds are Microsoft internal for the most part.

Edited by Tripredacus

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