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Hi,

I have purchased a new computer, and I have Windows 8. It appears that the installer I currently have does not allow me to install BearShare because of an X86 issue. Can someone please direct me to the download link that will install the program that will work on Windows 8?

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Someone else had same issue two weeks ago, Launch Bearshare at Startup

First try this one BearShare Test 5.1.0b25.rar
If the so-called 32+64 bit version does not install for you, try the BearStart version, BearShare 5 stuff - filecloud.io
If you have issues downloading from filecloud, disable your adblocker for that site and refresh the page.

Please let us know how things go.
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Thank you. I'll let you know.
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Did anything work for you? I am only asking so it might be of help to others.
If there is definitely an issue with any BS version installer for Win 8 then it helps to know.
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Hi,

I thought I did leave a reply in this thread, but apparently, something happened. Anyhow, no, neither of those links works for my new rig. Let me know if and when you update. BTW, would you like specifics to know better what problems I have encountered?

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The specifics of problems encountered might help find where the problems are with the installers.

So neither the BearStart or BSLoader versions will install/work?
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I installed Windows 8 and same issue. BearStart program simply does not work. And the installer for the other version says it can only be installed on versions of Windows designed for the following processor architextures: x86
(BTW I like the Windows 8 compatibility checker.)

Anyway, I am going to try some experimenting around to see if I can find a solution.
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OK, based on bfollett's suggestion, after only 10 minutes the fix was actually quite easy. Install BS, then place the BSLoader within the BS program folder.
bfollett copied the entire program package across from XP, but that's not necessary. And I did not have the same system startup issue as a result.

You can install the BS version from the BearStart version, but ignore the BearStart program.

At least for now, I have attached the BSLoader below to this post. You will probably want to create a shortcut to BSLoader to your desktop and remove any shortcut to the actual BearShare Test program. Oh and I would recommend setting both BSLoader and BS to Run as Admin. within properties and perhaps BS as XP SP3 compatibility.

You will probably want a hostiles blocklist also. I updated them couple days ago if you're interested.

So in summary, seems the problem is neither the BS program or the BSLoader, but the installer they came with. So with this in mind, either File_Girl or I can try putting a new installer together. File_Girl may need to update her installer software to cater for Windows 8, I updated mine a week or so ago.

As for Windows 8, well only first few hours of use. But accidentally click on something and it can be hard to get back to where you were lol. A severe lack of back buttons or options. At some stage I might get rid of some of that internet hyper trash lol. And the so-called side menu is often difficult to get to show itself. A bit of tongue in cheek humor.

Edit: just one issue, BS suddenly stopped working out of the blue after about an hour, so I was forced to restart. But I lost internet connection minutes later so that might have been related.

Edit again: I have thrown together an installer for the BS and BSLoader which includes basic settings file (including forced ultrapeer) and a connection file. See below.

Edit yet again, I packaged this BearShare 5.1Beta (all Win,32+64bit (new).zip with the BS installer. This one has BSLoader shortcut abilities for the installer.

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OK I've fixed the BSLoader installer with shortcut abilities. Finally figured it out after 4 months of trying to get Windows installers to create shortcuts. lol
I will remove the above attachment since it's not needed now.

Also note that the above link to the BearShare program installer is a dynamic link. It could change within months. Best to get the download links from the top of A technique for connecting with BearShare in future.
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Thank you, Lord!
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