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Windows Search crashes after installing Solidworks 2016

Question asked by Patricia Cooper on May 16, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 14, 2016 by Bill Stadler

Our Solidworks user complained that when they try to do a windows search it crashes with the following error:


"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in al unusual way.

Please contact the application's support team for more information."


I found that by removing all instances of the Visual C++ installations and reinstalling them the error goes away and the search works fine. But if I install the Visual C++ runtimes separately then Solidworks does not work. So I removed all of them and also uninstalled Solidworks 2016. Then windows search works fine. But once I reinstall Solidworks 2016 the windows search starts crashing again.


System info:

Windows 7 Pro x64

Solidworks 2014 is already installed. Solidworks 2016 is being installed over that.