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I've been a fan of enso for quite a while, but for the past several years I've had problems with it crashing, I've never been able to get it work reliably with Windows 7. Has anyone had any luck with this? I've tried the open source edition but it hasn't been any better (when I can get it to install at all) and development is moving pretty slowly. Has anyone had any luck getting enso to work reliably on Vista or 7?

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Are you using 32 or 64 bits Windows 7? – Ivo Flipse Apr 3 '10 at 17:00
64 bit, woe is me! – Michael Apr 3 '10 at 18:28
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Yes - I think I've cracked it (partially).

If I disconnect my (physical) LAN connection before starting enso, it launches fine. Then I can plug my LAN back in and all is well.

Perhaps there's a fault in some "phone home" logic that is bypassed when the connection is down?

I suspect perhaps changing the windows 7 rules/permissions may help, but I've not had time to test.


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I have used Launchy in the past and would suggest it if I didn't know Enso, but now I don't want to switch away from Enso as it works so intuitively and can do more. Even with the Windows 7 search I end up using Enso more than it and I have installed Enso yesterday. – Tom Wijsman Aug 15 '10 at 12:32

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