I was a previous user of RAD Studio XE2 Pro, running under Windows 7. Recently I purchased a new computer running Windows 10 Pro Version: 1809 and a month ago I installed Delphi CE. For a couple of weeks it ran perfectly then, for no apparent reason, the IDE failed to open. On opening Delphi, the opening panel displayed for a few seconds, then nothing. Windows Task Master showed that no Delphi Application/Processes were active. Failing to find any information on the Net, I decided to reinstall Delphi CE.
Reinstalling did not complete and resulted in 'Operation error'. Closing the error panel, a degraded version of the IDE opened. (Most menu items were missing and New/Existing projects could not be Created/Opened). Opening Delphi re-started the installation programme, which continued to abort with the 'Operation error'. However, I found that persistently opening Delphi and re-launching the installation programme eventually resulted in a successful install. I suspect that, files or registry entries left over from the XE2 uninstalling process were somehow finally ignored and installation completed.Initially I selected all the multi-platforms options, but I in order to keep things simple I just selected the Windows 32-bit option - it was this that finally installed. Now I have a working IDE, I use Tools>Manage Platforms... and select all the options. Result 'Operation error'! Even selecting just the Windows 64-bit option fails to install.So, there are two problems. Why did Delphi CE fail in the first place and what causes the 'Operation error'?
I went through a similar loop search web and ended up backing up registry for ver 20 then downloading the ISO and installing from the ISO it found my Licence OK (had 10.3.1 previously). Installed OK from iso, I then restored the registry entries I had saved but when I ran it an exception Occurred loading getitide260.bpl I would then answer that I wanted to load it next time. It would then launch the installer/Manage Programs select the options I wanted and fail to download from server giving same error as you have shown. I looked in the bin/ directory and could only see a getide260.bpl and no getitide260.bpl. Now i do not know whether the servers were down (tried for 2 days) or my fix >>> make a copy of getide260.bpl and gitide260.jdbg and rename both to getitide260.bpl and gititide260.jdbg. Now when I ran the exception went away and it went straight to the installer selected what I wanted to install and it downloaded everything OK! Now working fine. So was the exception just a typo in what ever loads the BPL files at startup and was fixed by creating the missing bpl file? Well I have now removed those 2 files I copied and it now loads without the exception. So maybe it was just the server not working and when it downloaded all the other files the error (typeO) was overwritten.
I had tried to install 10.3.2 some weeks ago and gave up but I had loaded it on my laptop with no issue! But PC that I had version 10.3.1 on gave the error. I have no idea if the servers were down Friday and Saturday 1-2nd Nov and they were back on Sunday 3rd. I had been using the web install but swapped to the iso after googling the errors. Hope this gives someone a clue. No idea how to check the servers status. Here is the full radstudio iso it will only install the community edition based on your licence key http://altd.embarcadero.com/download/radstudio/10.3/delphicbuilder10_3_2_496593b.iso 7,328,288 KB
Hi Bob, Something wrong in that area. I have only installed Win 32 & 64 and that completed OK. I did not say before that my 10.2 Delphi Pro full version worked OK but trying to install apps & components from Getlt Package Manager gave the server error but once 10.3.2 worked OK so did Getlt on 10.2 so no idea if the server is the issue. I gave up back in May and have only just come back to the issue. I did try support but they would not support Community edition so tried my local Embarcadero agent and got no reply. Have been a Delphi user since Version 2!
Note my original iso install I selected 32&64 bit win plus Help files and samples these never got installed but once I have created the 2 files started Delphi it took me straight to the installer and I selected the same items and they all installed common core items , help, samples etc. I have never had a clean install since early days something always goes wrong it annoys me that any update has to uninstall and re-install and they want new customers. If I had not been a paid customer I would have given up years ago been retired a long time and the pricing was to high to carry on paying for them to fix bugs and call it a new version. I did write many a time to suggest a version like we now have for free to hobbyists.
Try just installing from iso and just win 32 & 64 with Help files I backed up the registry branches for "20" and restored after so that all my components etc did not need restoring.
Hello TonyThe two file re-namings seem to be the key to installing certain platforms, also the help and sample files. The latter files were not available on my previous installation. I had no problems with XE2 Pro for seven years, but earlier this year Embarcadero would not register it when I moved to Windows 10.
I will try installing from ISO and let you know the result. I might add, that I'm approaching my mid-80's and I don't have the same energy to make the effort, that I had just a few years ago.RegardsBob Catlin
Hello TonyI uninstalled my current Delphi CE and installed from your ISO version and got a clean install. However, only a Win32-bit platform was created despite selecting for all the platform options. Unlike the previous installation there was no Manage Platforms... menu item on the Tools menu. I ran the installation in Modify mode, but still just Win32-bit platform installed as before. Finally I uninstalled a made a second attempt at a full installation, with exactly the same results.These attempts all ended cleanly and I can load my projects OK. Maybe, in the future, a multi-platform installation will succeed. For now I'll just be content with Win32-bit development.RegardsBob Catlin
Hi Bob, maybe your licence key has wrong options try requesting a new licence. It should give you the same one as you currently have. Mine expires in a few days and asks me to request a new one but I get old one each time. I just got a server error when selecting w64 , help etc until I copied the 2 files and re-named.
They have fixed the Community License renew issue. Now when it expires you have to request a download of latest version and you will get a new License by email. It was fixed 27/11/2019 they send me a message via FaceBook messenger to my comments. I also got my local dealer to shake them up so not sure who fixed it but it now works. I have not found an .iso for latest edition so did the download but had to uninstall the old fully manually via remove programs as the .iso installs more than manual mode.
Thanks for the update Tony.
So one does get a new version on updating the licence, I hoped that would be the case. You say that the '.iso installs more than manual mode', what is these extras?