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Issues with ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop on Windows 8.1

Question asked by dkav on Dec 31, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 13, 2015 by dkav

I have a fully patched version of Windows 8.1 that is not working well with ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop. ArcMap crashes on startup and ArcCatalog will start but crashes when I click on ArcToolbox or Python. Does anyone have similar problems? Solutions?


ArcGIS 10.3 appeared to work initially but after a week or so ArcMap and ArcCatalog failed to startup. Even the error reporter didn't function. I did a complete re-install, clearing out all settings and files, but I only succeeded in getting ArcCatalog to (partially) work. ArcMap still crashes on startup but does now generate an error report. I have feeling that a Windows 8.1 update may be the culprit.