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Studio 16 Studio 16 won't launch after the Windows 8.1 update is installed



Here is the solution to your problem !  You are a Pinnacle Studio 16 user who has recently installed Windows 8.1 or has upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1, and you have problem with Studio 16 which is not launching anymore... No worry !

Steps to resolve the issue:

  • Restart your computer
  • Ensure that your installation of Studio 16 is patched to 16.1 (Download Pinnacle Studio patch
    Not sure whether or not it's already updated?  If so, the patch will refuse to run, indicating the patch "...updates a different version..." - if you see this, skip to Step 3
  • Run this patch: PS16_Patch_for_Win8.1.exe


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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:01 PM
Still won't come up on Windows 8.1. Wish I hadn't purchased Pinnacle Studio 16. Avid Studio was wonderful!
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#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:23 PM
Hello John,

All people who followed the advices above managed to solve their problem. Please read it again, and try again.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:21 PM
Yes, I tried it twice before posting it initially. I made sure I deleted everything before the 2nd install try. Rebooted between steps, too.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:31 PM
Cleaned out EVERYTHING again, and Deleted Avid Studio files left from uninstall. Also cleaned out registry entries for Avid Studio and Pinnacle Studio 16.

Instructions worked if I added the '602'entry before installing the 16.1 patch.
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#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 11:57 PM
I don't know what '602' entry is, but glad it worked for you.
Friday, February 28, 2014 7:39 AM
More detail on Microsoft website:

Studio 16 won't load on Microsoft Forum

Just replace the value of the registry key VersionNT stored in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/ Wow6432Node/Avid/Studio 2. Change value to 602 from 603 if VersionNT key is present.
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#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, March 1, 2014 6:21 AM
Thanks John.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 7:06 PM
I went through the same problems with Pinnacle 16..... and it never did work with 8.1. In my view, if a product doesn't work without my having to go into the registry and start modifying things, it's not a good product.

the product is simply not compatible w 8.1, and is a waste of money
Monday, August 18, 2014 10:14 PM
I have tried everything from the listed steps to even the regedit "602" thing and still wont work... Idk whats going on but I REALLY want to start capturing with dazzle!

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