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Error 42 IPM, could not initialize EQ6

Modified on 2015/08/12 16:39 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, Windows 8, or Windows 10 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. Note: If you have EQ7 Upgrade, you do not need to first install EQ6. You need only the EQ6 Lic ID and Password.

Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10

  • Press the Windows key 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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