I have problems running my app on Windows 7 Home 64bit. Windows 10 is fine, Windows 7 Pro is fine, Windows 7 Home 32bit is fine, it’s just Windows 7 Home 64bit specifically that has this problem. I was able to constantly reproduce the problem on several laptops and VirtualBox machines.
Since this does not happen with any app, I managed to strip down my particular app to just one line of code, that causes the app to not start. So I built a test app containing only one line of code in a file called index.php:
On every other Windows 7/10, the app shows up as expected:
On Windows 7 Home 64bit, the app shows up like this:
and hangs indefinitely. Debugging shows that the execution effectively blocks in the base64_encode call and never gets past it.
You can download and test the exe file from here:
and the .exop project file from here:
So please, GDG staff and forum users:
- can you please run the sample app on a Windows 7 Home 64bit machine and confirm that it does not start?
- do you have any idea about why this would happen or any advice on how to overcome it?