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Rob Haynes

VAT-SPY Won't Launch

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I am having a problem with VAT-SPY that is driving me insane. It simply won't launch! Every time I try to launch VATSPY the program never opens. When I right-click to run as administrator I get the normal Windows pop-up asking if I want to run it, when I click YES I get the little blue circle next to the pointer, but nothing happens after that. 

 

I have uninstalled through the control panel, deleted the VAT-SPY folder from the Appdata/roaming folder and done a fresh install with a brand new download from the website and still have the same problem. 

 

I checked both Windows Firewall and Malwarebytes and there is nothing that I see in those two applications that would stop it from loading.

 

I posted about this on the VAT-SPY and VATSIM support forums and received no help. Any ideas here? 

 

I had it installed a year or so ago before doing a clean FSX reinstall and it worked perfectly back then.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Rob


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Don't know if it's your problem, but my experience with VAT-Spy not starting is that it's already running. It minimises to the hidden icons section of the task bar. Did you check there?

 

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Thanks for the help Ray, but that's not happening to me.  It's not in my taskbar and there is no sign of it in task manager under either "Applications" or "Processes".


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This just started happening to me. The odd thing is - it works fine on my W10 PC, just won't start on W10 Laptop. Wants to download .Net framework but it never downloads. Any ideas?


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I did a Google search for 'vat-spy won't launch' and found several possible solutions. One possible fix was to delete the VATSpyConfig.xml in your User\Appdata\Roaming Vat-Spy Folder.


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I fixed this the other day and had since forgotten what it took but now I remember.

 

I uninstalled VATSPY and when I tried to reinstall it, the installer looks for .NET 3.5 which it couldn't find and so wouldn't install. The most recent Windows 10 update had deleted all the .NET files so the installer failed. Apparently .NET 3.5 is so old that Microsoft wouldn't locate it and so the installer gave up. I ended up downloading .NET 4.62 and then the VATSPY installer found 3.5 so now it works.

 

I am not sure why it works on my PC which doesn't have any of the .NET stuff. But the .NET files I installed to make this work are no longer there either, only Visual C++ and some MSXML stuff.

 

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I had the same problem and I think it was because I didn't use the recommended folder. When I reinstalled and let it do it's thing it works fine. 


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