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  1. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I have a passport, windows XP pro and installed Blend, however, when launching, windows comes up with an error box that a Dll is missing.
    Any suggestions? I hope blend is compatible with XP.

    Posted via CB10
    09-26-14 01:20 AM
  2. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I have a passport, windows XP pro and installed Blend, however, when launching, windows comes up with an error box that a Dll is missing.
    Any suggestions? I hope blend is compatible with XP.

    Posted via CB10

    Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP which means no more updating drivers. ( No more security fixes.No more updates of any kind! Eventually, the OS will just stop working altogether.
    A "Dll" is a driver!

    You may be able to do a "google" search if you know the name of the missing driver...
    but, all things considered.. it's time to upgrade your OS!
    09-26-14 01:26 AM
  3. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    Thanks. Thought about the Windows update, but everything except Blend works very well. I'd really Like to see if there becomes a remedy for this before considering upgrading the OS.

    I'll try to post a screen shot and perhaps someone has encountered the same, but while I am typing this, the phone just launched yesterday, so I won't hold my breath.

    Thanks again.

    Bold 9900, Z10, Z30, Passport
    Lostboy5151 likes this.
    09-26-14 01:30 AM
  4. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    Thanks. Thought about the Windows update, but everything except Blend works very well. I'd really Like to see if there becomes a remedy for this before considering upgrading the OS.

    I'll try to post a screen shot and perhaps someone has encountered the same, but while I am typing this, the phone just launched yesterday, so I won't hold my breath.

    Thanks again.

    Bold 9900, Z10, Z30, Passport
    I wish I could give you an easy remedy, but a missing Driver (DLL) says it plain and simple. XP can not read Blend because, as you'll find with all new software, it won't support XP. Everything is working fine, NOW, but you'll see as you try to install new software... you're going to get more and more errors and even as it stands now.... because there are no more updates and fixes...I give it another 3 months (tops) before you get that dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death)

    On the upside: Windows 7 should worK just fine on your PC. For the most part, it's actually lighter than XP. You may want to increase your memory but, other than trying to search for that driver (Dll) there is no remedy.

    I build custom computers and do repair. It's just a hobbie but back when all we had was dial-up modems I taught Computer 101 at the local Junior College.
    There isn't much I don't know about computers.

    Look how you advanced with your BlackBerrys. They're computers, too. You wouldn't put an old OS in those, would you? Of course not. They wouldn't work very well!
    enough said?
    Bacon Munchers likes this.
    09-26-14 01:01 PM
  5. dietertong's Avatar
    Windows XP is not supported on Blend. From the landing page itself:

    BlackBerry Blend works across the following operating systems:

    Desktop:

    Mac OS X 10.7 +
    Windows 7 +
    Tablet:

    iOS 7 +
    Android™ 4.4 +
    09-26-14 01:04 PM
  6. Bacon Munchers's Avatar
    Yeah, I found the KB article (lol)', but there is no valid reason that it should not work on XP pro or Vista business. If Link works, Blend should too IMO.



    Bold 9900, Z10, Z30, Passport
    09-27-14 02:03 AM
  7. yhamaie's Avatar
    If Link works, Blend should too IMO.
    Components of Blend (apparently built with Qt) and those of Link look very different . . . please refer to recent discussions on Windows XP versus Sachesi (which is built with Qt so that it can be easily deployed on various platforms).


    Code:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\BlackBerry\BlackBerry Blend> dir
    
    Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\BlackBerry\BlackBerry Blend
    
    2014/09/17  11:16         5,053,688 Blend.exe
    2014/09/17  11:15               930 com.rim.blackberryblend.lua
    2014/09/17  11:15         1,256,080 dbghelp.dll
    2014/09/17  11:16           717,560 DesktopInvokeProxy.exe
    2014/09/17  11:16         2,996,224 DiagnosticsReporter.exe
    2014/09/17  11:18        22,331,128 icudt51.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18         1,774,840 icuin51.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18         1,303,288 icuuc51.dll
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          imageformats
    2014/08/14  20:29         1,158,656 libeay32.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18            55,544 libEGL.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18           788,728 libGLESv2.dll
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          platforms
    2014/09/17  11:17         4,113,144 Qt5Core.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17         3,251,448 Qt5Gui.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17           551,160 Qt5Multimedia.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17            84,216 Qt5MultimediaWidgets.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17           856,312 Qt5Network.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17           257,784 Qt5OpenGL.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17           162,040 Qt5Positioning.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17           268,536 Qt5PrintSupport.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17         2,529,016 Qt5Qml.dll
    2014/09/17  11:17         2,237,176 Qt5Quick.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18           150,264 Qt5Sensors.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18           158,968 Qt5Sql.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18        17,511,160 Qt5WebKit.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18           200,440 Qt5WebKitWidgets.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18         4,378,872 Qt5Widgets.dll
    2014/09/17  11:18           158,456 Qt5Xml.dll
    2014/09/17  11:16           143,872 quazip.dll
    2014/09/15  14:32           657,144 RimP2PServiceHelper.dll
    2014/08/14  20:29           271,360 ssleay32.dll
    2014/09/17  11:16         3,721,464 WebViewer.exe
    Code:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Link> dir
    
    Directory of C:\Program Files (x86)\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Link
    
    2014/09/12  14:49           109,040 BlackBerry Link readme.rtf
    2014/09/12  14:40           927,992 BlackBerryLink.AutoUpdate.exe
    2014/09/12  14:40             1,189 BlackBerryLink.AutoUpdate.exe.config
    2014/09/12  14:40         1,475,320 BlackBerryLink.exe
    2014/09/12  14:40             5,472 BlackBerryLink.exe.config
    2014/09/12  14:40           776,440 BlackBerryLink.Helper.exe
    2014/09/12  14:40             8,379 BlackBerryLink.Helper.exe.config
    2014/09/12  14:40           469,012 CE.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40               500 DataUploaderConfig.xml
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          DesktopHelperModules
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          DeviceData
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          InstallerUtils
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          ja
    2014/09/12  14:40           293,624 log4net.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40           152,824 Microsoft.Practices.Prism.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            16,632 Microsoft.Practices.Prism.Interactivity.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            39,672 Microsoft.Practices.Prism.MefExtensions.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            24,312 Microsoft.Practices.Prism.UnityExtensions.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            26,872 Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40           123,640 Microsoft.Practices.Unity.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40           159,480 Microsoft.Windows.Shell.dll
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          Modules
    2013/12/05  16:29             5,632 MSOE.Interactions.dll
    2013/12/05  16:22            36,864 MSOl.Interactions.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40           228,088 Rim.Common.Filesystem.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40           130,296 Rim.Common.Utilities.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40               854 Rim.Desktop.AutoLaunch.lua
    2014/09/12  14:40            28,408 Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40           418,552 Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.UpgradeXMLParser.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            64,248 Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.Utilities.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40         1,522,936 Rim.Desktop.Common.dll
    2014/09/12  14:43           445,688 Rim.Desktop.DiagnosticsReport.exe
    2014/09/12  14:40            33,016 Rim.Desktop.Services.Common.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            44,280 Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration.dll
    2014/09/12  14:40            70,904 Rim.Desktop.Services.Device.HttpControlChannel.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41            15,608 Rim.Desktop.Services.Interfaces.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41            19,192 Rim.Desktop.Services.Logging.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41           132,856 Rim.Desktop.Services.Native.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41            47,352 Rim.Desktop.Services.Tasks.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41            26,872 Rim.Desktop.Services.WindowState.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41         2,206,968 Rim.Desktop.Themes.dll
    2014/09/12  14:41            13,560 Rim.DesktopHelper.common.dll
    2013/12/05  16:31             8,704 rMSOEJA.dll
    2013/12/05  16:28            43,520 rMSOLJA.dll
    2013/12/05  15:55           109,056 rWinVistaJA.dll
    2014/09/12  14:39             7,680 SyncApi.Configuration.dll
    2014/09/12  14:39           266,240 SyncApi.dll
    2013/12/05  16:29             4,608 SyncApi.MSOE.dll
    2013/12/05  16:22            22,016 SyncApi.MSOL.dll
    2014/09/12  14:39            81,920 SyncApi.tlb
    2014/09/12  14:41            46,328 System.Windows.Interactivity.dll
    2014/09/25  01:09    <DIR>          Third_party
    2013/12/05  15:50             8,704 WinVista.Interactions.dll
    2014/09/12  14:39           143,360 XCPCSYNCLib.dll
    Bacon Munchers likes this.
    09-27-14 05:31 AM
  8. yhamaie's Avatar
    P.S.

    Blend.exe cannot be invoked on an antique of PC of mine (running Winodws XP) . . . a popped-up error message reads "The procedure entry point SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID could not be located in the dynamic link library SHELL32.dll."

    Please note that SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID function does not exist in SHELL32.dll files shipped with Windows XP and Windows Vista. (Please refer to SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID function or SetCurrentProcessExplicitAppUserModelID function.)
    09-27-14 06:05 AM
  9. cehache75's Avatar
    Hello, I have the same problem under Vista 32 bits..;i think it's dangerous to try to update shell32.dll!
    09-27-14 06:24 AM
  10. yhamaie's Avatar
    I have the same problem under Vista 32 bits..;i think it's dangerous to try to update shell32.dll!
    It is fatal . . . we may install on Windows XP and Windows Vista only those SHELL32.dll files which are distributed by Microsoft for Windows XP and Windows Vista respectively. Alas . . . Windows XP has been discontinued and Windows Vista will be discontinued on April 11, 2017. (Please refer to Windows lifecycle fact sheet.)
    Last edited by yhamaie; 09-27-14 at 11:03 PM.
    09-27-14 06:35 AM
  11. RP Singh's Avatar
    So out of curiosity... has anyone been working on getting Blend to run on XP? Would be great to not have to buy a new MS O/S just to be able to run Blend...

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-14 10:36 AM
  12. yhamaie's Avatar
    So out of curiosity... has anyone been working on getting Blend to run on XP? Would be great to not have to buy a new MS O/S just to be able to run Blend...
    We will have to obtain source codes and recompile them for Windows XP and Windows Vista, I suppose.


    Posted via CB10
    10-07-14 11:05 AM
  13. RP Singh's Avatar
    Now that would be some leak!

    Posted via CB10
    10-07-14 12:31 PM
  14. RedxD's Avatar
    I wish I could give you an easy remedy, but a missing Driver (DLL) says it plain and simple. XP can not read Blend because, as you'll find with all new software, it won't support XP. Everything is working fine, NOW, but you'll see as you try to install new software... you're going to get more and more errors and even as it stands now.... because there are no more updates and fixes...I give it another 3 months (tops) before you get that dreaded BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death)

    On the upside: Windows 7 should worK just fine on your PC. For the most part, it's actually lighter than XP. You may want to increase your memory but, other than trying to search for that driver (Dll) there is no remedy.

    I build custom computers and do repair. It's just a hobbie but back when all we had was dial-up modems I taught Computer 101 at the local Junior College.
    There isn't much I don't know about computers.

    Look how you advanced with your BlackBerrys. They're computers, too. You wouldn't put an old OS in those, would you? Of course not. They wouldn't work very well!
    enough said?
    DLL stands for Dinamy-link library, it is not a driver.

    OP, Windows XP is no longer supported by anyone you should upgrade your OS even if Blend would work.

    Can you please tell me what the exact error message is when you try to open Blend?

    Posted via CB10

    Edit: saw it, you can't do anything about it Blend is calling a function that lies on an updated version of shell32.dll, it won't work on XP
    10-07-14 01:04 PM
  15. Bluenoser63's Avatar
    Yeah, I found the KB article (lol)', but there is no valid reason that it should not work on XP pro or Vista business. If Link works, Blend should too IMO.
    Bold 9900, Z10, Z30, Passport
    Actually there are two or more reasons why it will not work on XP.

    XP is no longer supported. If MS doesn't support it, why should Blackberry.

    Since it is no longer supported, XP will not be safe to use for a security focused product like those Blackberry provides like Blend.

    There are new APIs (or programming features) in Windows 7+ that are needed for functionality. .NET being one of them and the newer .NET isn't supported by XP.

    Link may not be written to the new programming requirements but may be upgraded in a new version that XP is no longer supported.

    Time to upgrade. Our business software in the company has the same issues, but we changed to Windows 7 company wide before XP went EOL. Time for you to do the same.
    10-07-14 01:15 PM
  16. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    DLL stands for Dinamy-link library, it is not a driver.

    OP, Windows XP is no longer supported by anyone you should upgrade your OS even if Blend would work.

    Can you please tell me what the exact error message is when you try to open Blend?

    Posted via CB10

    Edit: saw it, you can't do anything about it Blend is calling a function that lies on an updated version of shell32.dll, it won't work on XP

    DDL stands for Dynamic Link Library in which all the system DRIVERS are stored!

    The bottom line here is simple. I don't have any problems with my computers and have never had any problems with any of my mobile devices.EVER!!!
    You ask for help but don't want to except it!

    THAT's the first problem you should work on. (imo)
    Once that's fixed, you'll have no problem with the other issues!
    10-08-14 12:19 PM
  17. RP Singh's Avatar
    DDL stands for Dynamic Link Library in which all the system DRIVERS are stored!

    The bottom line here is simple. I don't have any problems with my computers and have never had any problems with any of my mobile devices.EVER!!!
    You ask for help but don't want to except it!

    THAT's the first problem you should work on. (imo)
    Once that's fixed, you'll have no problem with the other issues!
    Whoa, tag city.

    Posted via CB10
    10-15-14 03:59 PM
  18. thurask's Avatar
    Protip: don't use XP or Vista.

    Posted via CB10
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    10-15-14 04:00 PM
  19. RP Singh's Avatar
    Protip: don't use XP or Vista.

    Posted via CB10
    Or.... keep using them and don't bother with Blend?

    Posted via CB10
    10-16-14 02:19 AM
  20. thurask's Avatar
    Or.... keep using them and don't bother with Blend?

    Posted via CB10
    No, seriously. XP is ancient, insecure and is still holding back development for Windows 7+ (just look at Sachesi).

    Posted via CB10
    10-16-14 06:33 AM
  21. Nick Spagnolo's Avatar
    Stop using XP

    Z10
    10-16-14 06:44 AM
  22. wilkto's Avatar
    Blend won't run on XP. End of story!

    Posted via zedten
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-16-14 07:20 AM
  23. RP Singh's Avatar
    Bah, xp was worth keeping alive for the Chinese, it's worth it for me too. Need some useful replies here.

    Posted via CB10
    Lostboy5151 likes this.
    10-17-14 01:32 AM
  24. Lostboy5151's Avatar
    Bah, xp was worth keeping alive for the Chinese, it's worth it for me too. Need some useful replies here.

    Posted via CB10

    Considering the 20 replies aren't useful to you, you have only one other choice.
    Get rid of your mobile device!

    Keep XP though! Within a few months your computer will shut down and you'll be right where you should be...... NO WHERE!!

    ((in my opinion, of course!)

    MobileMadness002 likes this.
    10-19-14 07:49 AM
  25. MobileMadness002's Avatar
    Bah, xp was worth keeping alive for the Chinese, it's worth it for me too. Need some useful replies here.

    Posted via CB10
    Useful or not, the result is the same. Upgrade your system OS or do not use Blend. Your choice, choose wisely.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-19-14 08:37 AM
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