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July 16, 2010
10:16 PM
Wheezer
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When I started using rocketdock one of the icons I added to it is the one for photoshop, which is run in XP Mode on my windows 7 laptop.

Everything was going along fine, I'd click the icon in rocketdock and it'd open photoshop as expected. Then a few days ago it quit working and I get the following message when I click the icon.

 

 

If I click the regular desktop icon (the same one I dragged and dropped into rocketdock) photoshop opens.

I don't understand why it is doing this after working just fine for a while. I also have no idea how to fix it so it'll work again.

I thought about uninstalling it and reinstalling it but don't really want to have to add all my icons again from scratch, if I don't have to.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

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July 16, 2010
10:34 PM
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Have you tried reinstalling Photoshop in compatibility mode again…?

That VMCPropertyHandler.dll is apparently related to Windows Virtual Machine which is behind the XP compatibility feature in Win7…

That might solve it…

July 16, 2010
11:00 PM
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Gioneo said:

Have you tried reinstalling Photoshop in compatibility mode again…?

That VMCPropertyHandler.dll is apparently related to Windows Virtual Machine which is behind the XP compatibility feature in Win7…

That might solve it…


 

That went right over my head, I hope.

Photoshop is installed in XP Mode, which is a virtual Machine (as far as I understand it anyway). I was never able to install it using the regular compatibility mode in windows 7 because I'd get a message saying something that lead me to think the disc I have with photoshop can only be installed on a 32bit machine (my windows 7 machine is 64bit). When I insert the disc the message pops up and I can't do anything, unless I'm in the virtual XP mode.

I did think of uninstalling photoshop from the virtual XP Mode and then reinstalling it. But a thought stopped me: If the regular desktop icon works fine, and I then basically make a copy of it to put into rocketdock, whether or not it works in rocketdock, there must not be anything wrong with photoshop. Especially when the rocketdock icon worked fine at first.

Doesn't that mean the problem must be with rocketdock?

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July 16, 2010
11:26 PM
Gioneo
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I dug this out, seems to be related to your issue:

 

http://forums.stardock.com/374471

 

That guy said he got it to work but I wonder where he got the VMCPropertyHandler.dll from…

What about re-installing XP Mode? I doubt RocketDock is the culprit since that VMCPropertyHandler.dll belongs to the VM.

July 17, 2010
6:08 AM
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You’ve probably already tried this, but have you removed Photoshop from the RocketDock and then re-added it?

July 17, 2010
7:02 AM
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Karen: Yes, I've tried that a few times. Each time crossing more fingers and toes. Still won't work tho.

Gioneo: I tired putting “sysnative” in like the one guy suggested, but that alone had no effect.

The stuff the other guy is talking about with systemroot and VMCPropertyHandler.dll is beyond my knowledge level. I've never messed with anything like that before and don't think I really want to. I'd be afraid of messing up my system so bad it wouldn't work at all.

Reinstalling XP Mode is more than I want to do at this point too. I've already installed a few other programs besides photoshop so I'd have to reinstall all of them again.

I may change my mind if I find myself bored, but right now I guess I'd rather just use the regular desktop icon to open photoshop than to reinstall everything again.

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July 21, 2010
8:28 PM
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What version of Photoshop are you using?  CS4 and CS5 should both work perfectly fine in Windows 7.

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July 21, 2010
10:03 PM
Wheezer
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I'm using 5.0 Limited Edition. It's so old it's been discontinued.

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July 22, 2010
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“Limited Edition”? What kind of Photoshop is that? I had Photoshop 5 and 7 before, but it's been wiped out and replaced with Photoshop Elements 8 instead.

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