[Therion] Therion Will Not Start On New XP Install

Nick Bairstow Nick at pff.uk.com
Mon Feb 16 16:44:21 CET 2015

Hi again, problem now sorted. It was my fault as suspected.
When I installed XP Pro I did all the service pack updates etc but went straight to .Net 4 which was a mistake. I was under the impression that by installing the latest .Net framework that would cover all the previous releases as well.
To correct this I uninstalled all the .Net stuff I could. Not .Net 1.0 and relevant service packs as this installed with the operating system. I then installed .Net 2.0, SP1, SP2 and so on which I think is basically a constant upgrade but all in order and not jumping to the last version first. I let windows update automatically run the updates using the custom option to select only the updates relevant to the .Net level I had achieved at that point. I also restarted the machine at every stage to be on the safe side.
Once I had .Net 3.5 installed Therion fired up, yahoo.
Also Pocket Topo will not run without .Net 2.0
With hindsight this now seems pretty obvious; the moral of the story is "don't rush though long installs" do it once, do it right.

Thanks again,


From: therion-bounces at speleo.sk [mailto:therion-bounces at speleo.sk] On Behalf Of Footleg
Sent: 16 February 2015 07:44
To: List for Therion users
Subject: Re: [Therion] Therion Will Not Start On New XP Install

We had problems on a recent training course getting Therion installed on one XP laptop. It turned out in that case that service pack 3 had not been installed. So that is one thing to check.

On 15 Feb 2015 17:26, "Nick Bairstow" <Nick at pff.uk.com<mailto:Nick at pff.uk.com>> wrote:
Hi, I just re-installed XP Pro on a laptop, updated everything, installed Therion and I get the following error.

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

I'm running Therion on two other XP machines with no problems.I have looked everywhere for an answer with no luck. What have I missed, any ideas.


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