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Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Anyone know how to get Google Earth to play with Winblows 8?

I've been trying for two weeks without luck.  Even tried installing Linux on a spare hard disk and using that instead.

Right now I'm madder than Max Mosely finding his home videos posted on Youtube...

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

what problem are you having? 

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Google Earth's download page doesn't list Windows 8 under 'system requirements' ...

http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/download/ge/agree.html

(apparently it isn't supported yet)

This Google users forum thread suggests that people have had success downloading the older 6.2 release from here instead...

http://support.google.com/earth/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=168344

Click on "Google Earth (free version) Direct Installer Links" and select V6.2 for Windows.

"We are currently awaiting the loading of our complement of small lemon-soaked paper napkins for your comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey."

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

cheeseboy wrote:

what problem are you having? 

A little window popos up that says:

Windows cannot acces the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

 

I'll give the older version a whirl...

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cheeseboy wrote:

what problem are you having? 

A little window popos up that says:

Windows cannot acces the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.

 

I'll give the older version a whirl...

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

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cheeseboy wrote:

what problem are you having? 

A little window popos up that says:

"Windows cannot acces the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

 

I'll give the older version a whirl...

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

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cheeseboy wrote:

what problem are you having? 

A little window popos up that says:

"Windows cannot acces the specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

 

I'll give the older version a whirl...

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

I am running GE 7.0.3.8542 on Windows 8 Pro 64-bit with no problems.

 

As to your error - have you tried running GE as administrator to see if that helps.

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

With this and other problems with Winblows 8 (my AtuoCAD won't install, IE10, Firefox and Mozilla keep having those "security certificate" errors, etc. etc. etc.) I'm seriously thinking about going back to Windows 7, or even Vista.  I think these all stem from using an upgrade version rather than a clean install from a system builder version.

Oh, and since I had a spare hard disk already inside the case, I've installed Ubuntu Linux (my particular favorite flavor) on that Dance 4

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Linux installed, Google Earth working.

FWIW all the IT guys I've spoken to about upgrading to Winblows 8 reply "You did WHAT???  No wonder you're having problems".

Now, if anyone can point me in the direction of a Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit DVD (I've lost mine, but I do have a licence), that would be great....

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

http://downloadsnfix.blogspot.nl/2012/08/microsoft-windows-vista-official-iso.html

 

there's some links on there

 

*PLEASE NOTE* these are links to the official microsoft digital river distribution point - ie not dodgy.  Apologies if mods don't feel comfortable with this, please feel free to remove.

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

http://downloadsnfix.blogspot.nl/2012/08/microsoft-windows-vista-official-iso.html

 

there's some links on there

 

*PLEASE NOTE* these are links to the official microsoft digital river distribution point - ie not dodgy.  Apologies if mods don't feel comfortable with this, please feel free to remove.

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

cheeseboy wrote:

http://downloadsnfix.blogspot.nl/2012/08/microsoft-windows-vista-official-iso.html

 

there's some links on there

 

*PLEASE NOTE* these are links to the official microsoft digital river distribution point - ie not dodgy.  Apologies if mods don't feel comfortable with this, please feel free to remove.

 

Got a rush job to do for thw wife, but if it works I owe you one. :cheers:

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Followed your link and successfully downloaded a copy of Windows Vista 64 bit.

Windows 8 is history.:dance:

Unfortunately I chose the wrong option and scrubbed the hard disk, so am now re-installing all my software.

A small price to pay for being rid of Windows 8.

I intend to send my Windows 8 package back to Microsoft telling themwhat a pile of poo it is and asking for either a Windows 7 or Office 2007 upgrade in exchange.  I'll let you know how that one works out.

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Dance 4 :dance: Dance 4

Windows Vista re-installed.:bounce:

AutoCAD 2010 is working again.:bounce:

Google Earth is working again :bounce:

I'm pretty sure MS Office 2010 will once I buy another licence.  OpenOfffice will do for now.  Being a Microsoft product that only desrves half a :bounce:

Now all I've got to do is find  my Mathcad DVD and get hold of a pre-98 MS Project Installation Disc and I'm back in business.

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RE: Google Earth and Windows 8 64-bit?

Well.

That's not surprising. 

Had-to re-install Windows 8 to get Office 365 working.  So this ti,e I did a fll install from a reformatted disk all the way through, and everything (so far) seems to work just fine.  Google Earth works, AutoCAD works, the whole shebang.

Conclusion - don't buy upgrade versions, spend the extra twenty quid and buy the full version.|(

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