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Error 42 IPM, could not initialize EQ6

Modified on 2015/06/22 12:38 by Penny Categorized as Error Messages, FAQ, Installing Issues, Previous EQ Versions

Error 42 is your computer's way of asking you for more permission.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 is blocking EQ6 from connecting to the activation server. You need to allow the program to run by setting the program to Run as Administrator.

Windows 8 or 8.1

  • Press the Windows button on your keyboard to bring up the Start screen.
  • Right click or swipe up and select All Apps.
  • Under the Electric Quilt heading, right click or press and hold on EQ6.
  • In the menu that appears, select Run as Administrator.
  • Click Yes to allow EQ6 to run.

Windows Vista or Windows 7

The short way

  • Hold down your keyboard SHIFT key as you Right-click the EQ6 shortcut on your desktop.
  • Choose Run As, or Run..., or Run As Administrator from the menu.
  • Allow this or click Yes, then continue on with the activation.

The long way

  • Click START > Computer.
  • Double-click on your local disk C drive.
  • Double-click these folders: Program Files > Electric Quilt Company > EQ6.
  • In the opened EQ6 folder you will see two red and white files.
  • Right-click on the red and white EQ6 file that is an application file.
  • Choose Run as administrator.
  • Choose to Allow this or click Yes and then continue with the activation.

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