[NTG-context] ConTeXt installation problem with Windows 8.1

Jaroslav Hajtmar hajtmar at gyza.cz
Wed Apr 29 16:28:46 CEST 2015

Thanks to Lukas and Mojca too for the reply. 
The problem may be elsewhere. At my working computer (at work) I have Windows 8.1, and there I ConTeXt standalone installed ok and everything works as it should. On my own laptop I install Windows 8.1 Enterprise (ie. I think the top product) and even ConTeXt not installed because the installation procedure did not find DLL. At the moment I do not know what it could be. Maybe when I install the drivers (I had trouble installing the graphics driver) something screwed up. Perhaps it wanted a broader discussion of Windows 8 users, respectively. 8.1 and probably even different versions (Home, Professional, Enterprise ???).
Jaroslav Hajtmar

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Datum: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:30:18 +0200
Předmet: Re: [NTG-context] ConTeXt installation problem with Windows 8.1

> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:18 AM, Procházka Lukáš Ing. - Pontex s. r. o. wrote:
> > On Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:07:58 +0200, Jaroslav Hajtmar <hajtmar at gyza.cz>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Hello ConTeXist.
> >> I tried to install standalone ConTeXt (64 bit. Version) into the new
> >> installation of Windows 8.1 During installation, I encounter a message about
> >> missing DLL library (at first MSVCR100.DLL, after insert this library next
> >> error message.). Does anyone have a similar experience? respectively. How do
> >> I install Windows ConTeXt to 8.1
> >> Thanks. Jaroslav Hajtmar
> >
> >
> > although the following solution for Ctx installation is "ad-hoc", not
> > systematic, it should solve your problem:
> > add the missing MSVC libraries from "MS Redistributable Package":
> >
> > https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8kche8ah(v=vs.100).aspx
> >
> > The problem appears time-to-time to end users and not to program developers,
> > as MS Visual Studio includes/installs the required DLLs (which are part of
> > "Redist. Pack.") automatically (so it works for developers).
> >
> > And then, an end user may need to install the missing DLLs manually.
> > (When a SW has an installer, it often handles this step automatically.)
> If our ConTeXt distribution is missing those files, then *I* need to
> add them to the distribution. This problem usually happens when Akira
> switches to a newer MSVC and unless someone complains, I never know
> that new files have to be added as I never use Windows.
> We can discuss the fix off-list.
> Mojca
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