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Visual COBOL Installation Issues

Hi! I just installed Visual COBOL for Personal Use, and I cannot create a new project or open an existing one.  It just says "preparing project" and doesn't do anything else.

I have to ctrl + alt + delete and run task manager to get the program to stop.

 

I am currently using Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition version 15.7.4 & Visual COBOL 4.0 version Version 4.0.00243

I had a real bugger of a time trying to get this to install.  Once the Visual COBOL was installed, the only way I could get it to show up in visual studio is by following the directions on this web page:

https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/visual-cobol/VC30/VS2017/GUID-391926CC-0991-4E0F-B0F3-9249B0FDB691.html

 

Anyone know what can be causing the Visual COBOL not to work?  I've already tried uninstalling and re-installing both the Visual Studio and the Visual COBOL, and I am still getting the same issue.

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RE: Visual COBOL Installation Issues

I realize this is not much help but I installed VS 2017 Community Edition and Visual COBOL 4 without any problems. I am running Windows 7. Could this be a Windows 10 issue? I found that Visual COBOL hangs whenever it encounters a missing DLL or any other missing entry point. Perhaps there is a library it is expecting but not finding.
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RE: Visual COBOL Installation Issues

I am running on Windows 10.
How do I find out what it is missing?
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RE: Visual COBOL Installation Issues

I have had no problems with windows 10 but initially had licensing problems and had to reinstall several times, making sure that you reboot between part of the process. I'm sure this not related to your overall problem, but I've found that you have to wait about 20 seconds after initiating VS 2017 before you select a project, else it's hangs as you describe.
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RE: Visual COBOL Installation Issues

That didn't work either - I let it sit for an hour, and it still froze up.
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RE: Visual COBOL Installation Issues

With Help from Micro Focus Support - Found that the issue was the License Key I was provided. I had to remove the bad key, and then enter in the new key. Once this was done, everything works fine.
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