Installation & Licensing

Installation & Licensing

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3D studio viz R3

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10-28-2012 12:06 PM



I have a registered 3D Studio Viz R3 page purchased in May 2000. I have been trying to re-install the product on Windows XP without any success. The software was originally installed when first purchased on XP, so I am a little confused as to why it will ot work now.


Can anyone help??


Many thanks


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Re: 3D studio viz R3

10-31-2012 02:39 PM in reply to: bluegown2

What is the error that you have?  Please post any screen shots and log files that might help.  This software is old and retired, so it'll be a stretch to get it working.

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Re: 3D studio viz R3

11-01-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: TravisNave

when it was on xp it was probably before all the service packs were released

try running xp with out any of the service packs

no gurantee this will work since this product came out before XP did

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Re: 3D studio viz R3

11-01-2012 07:00 AM in reply to: bluegown2


Hello. Older programs can be difficult to troubleshoot, as the products were created before so many system updates have occurred. This particular program was created before a gigantic range of XP updates- any of which could be a contributor to your problem.

Click the Windows start button and in the Run box type “Events” and press enter. This should open your Windows Event viewer. This will provide some information as to any failed installations.

If you can locate a failure, look for the module, program, dll, whatever it displays. Then I would search on Google to identify where it came from. If you can find a particular DLL connected to an existing program like NET, or C++- uninstall it and try to reinstall Viz.

As always, you should keep some basic things in mind when installing:

-Have admin rights

-Turn off Antivirus

-Turn off any spyware or popup blockers

If this does not work:

-Reboot into safe mode and try to install

-Login with a different user account and try to install

-Reformat your system to factory defaults and try to install.

Thank you for taking part in our community!


David Dembkoski


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