Camstudio on Windows 7 x64 error 14001

By | 16 March, 2012

I wanted to use CamStudio to record how to do things on Windows computers. I downloaded v2.6 beta from the website and installed it.

(My OS of choice here is Windows 7 x64).

When I first installed it I got an error message 14001, Unable to execute file, CreateProcess failed.

What’s happening is that this particular piece of software was written using Visual Studio, and sometimes when software gets packaged up, not all of the components get included. I’ve noticed on a few bits of software lately they’ve needed the Visual C++ Runtimes. Problem with this was there are several versions (tied to each release of Visual Studio, so 2005, 2008, 2010 etc..).

Tried the 2010 version and the error changed to this:






To me that looks as if I’m on the right track… de-installed the 2010 version and went back to 2008. This time it worked!

File I downloaded was here:

I can now create my own screencaptures to show to you all.

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