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PicoScope refuses to open on Windows XP

Postby JamesQQ » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:06 pm

What's with the newest version of PicoScope? When I activate the icon it immediately minimizes to the taskbar and then will not open. The only way it will open in a window is if I right-click the taskbar and select the "Tile Windows Horizontally" option.

Why do you folks release versions before they've been debugged? Or, is that the reason this forum exists?

Postby Michael » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:38 am

Hello James,

This problem is quite common although the reason is not a bug. Old settings files are present on your PC and they are conflicting with the newer versions.

You will need to locate and delete these two files:


They are located in the PicoScope install directory .../Pico Technology/Pico Full/

Please give this a try and let me know.

Best regards,
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Postby JamesQQ » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:43 pm

...that did it, thanks

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