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Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

(OP)
I am running a windows 7 laptop, I have had wildfire 4 student edition installed for years and it has run fine. Now if I open the program, it displays then closes. I figured out if i take my pc offline, it will not close. Why would it do that all the sudden?

RE: Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

Did you ever figure out what the problem was? I noticed mine starting to do this now too and I never changed anything. Now if I turn my computer offline it works just fine.

RE: Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

(OP)
Nope. I have been working offline ever since. Maybe it is no longer supported and they are trying to get everyone to upgrade?

RE: Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

Even with a stand alone license, PTC products need to communicate with the license server and the authorization codes are tied to the NIC. A lot of laptops have two NIC's, on wired and one wireless. Windows will reorder these cards when you plug/unplug a wired connection or connect to a wireless hotspot. There is a way to edit the registry to fix the order of the cards so Windows doesn't pull the rug out from under you.

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The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

RE: Wildfire 4 student closes if computer is online

There could be a license check against a DB at PTC that when online fails. Offline and the system will still run.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

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