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Latest update (Sept 17,2019) will not open after it is downloaded.  I have Windows 10 and have tried in regular and safe mode.  Is anyone else having this problem?



Yes there is a very big problem here. Microsoft has had the history of making a feeble effort of making all of their software proprietary, meaning that only their software will run on their operating systems. Although you did not give us the exact explicit, step by step, blow by blow details in your attempt to open and install OLB, my guess/suspicion is that when you clicked to open OLB, a "purple" window with the Windows logo in the center appeared. That is Windows effort to take you all to their store, MSN store, to force us to buy their software and programs. Whenever this happens to me, I quickly close it with the closing "X" in the upper right hand corner. I have had this happen with other programs. It would indeed astound/amaze me that this "purple" window appeared in your attempt the install in "Safe Mode". You see, if you give us the exact details of what you did on your end, we then can try to duplicate what you did, we then can deduce the best solution for you.
And as a side bar: An "app" may be free but in order to secure a "PRO" version to use all of its features and functions, you have to buy the license to use those features and functions, and with the license an unlocking key. It is like shareware back in the day.
With all that being said, try this:

1. Right click on the program and click "Troubleshoot Compatibility",
2. After it cycles to "Select Troubleshooting Option",
3. Click on "Select Try Recommended settings",
4. "After Resolving Issues" cycles through.
5. In "Test Compatibility Settings for the Program",
6. Quickly Click on bothe "Test the Program" and the "Next" button.
7. Click on "Yes to save these options",
8. Then it will go to Troubleshooting completed
9. Click close.
10. You should then notice on the Task Bar that a Windows shield is blinking.
11. Click on it then when a window with a yellow upper half appears, lower left hand click on Yes.
12. The OLB installer should then appear then follow its prompts as normal, as usual.

David In Omaha.

Absolutely worked - thank you for your prompt response.



Sounds like Windows 10 in S mode. If Edge is the only browser you can use then it is using the "S mode" version.

Thank for your response.

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble updating or installing version 5.50.   I have 5.32 and cannot get 5.5 to install on my win 10 pc.  I have tried safe mode, I have tried running the install program as admin, and I have disabled my only anti virus, the built in windows defender.  I have also tried running the compatability troubleshooter and I get the attached message.  I get the following at the end of the install process:

Desktop:FindString. Corrupted Default Desktop: Keyword: <DeskTop=> missing. Reinstall program.Norton, Trend Micro Systems, ZoneAlarm, Kaspersky, BitDefender or other antivirus programs may prevent the Online Bible from installing correctly.\n\nIf you encounter problems, reboot the computer in SAFE MODE (Press F8 during reboot) and install Online Bible. After the program is installed, reboot and the Online Bible should work with your antivirus software.\n\nIf running Windows 7 or Vista, you should download the free MICROSOFT SECURITY ESSENTIALS, and for maximum protection run all programs from a STANDARD USER ACCOUNT. Avoid using an ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT for your normal user account.

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The message says you have a defective default desktop.

Go to the "\Documents\Bible\Desktops" folder and delete the "Online Bible DeskTop.Usr" file. Reinstall the starter pack.

After upgrading to version 5.5, I’m unable to open OLB more than one at a time without ending up with errors, and not being able to copy to the clipboard.  I regularly have OLB opened at least twice in order to compare passages.

Do you have more than one instance of OLB open? How many OLB icons show on your task bar?

Are you trying to compare translations or cross references?

I generally will have 2 - 3 instances of OLB open. They appear as one item in the task bar, but when I put my mouse over it, it changes to how many instances I have open. I'm in a long term study of comparing quotes, references or inferences of the Old Testament in the New Testament. In this study, I will have the Old Testament open in once instance of OLB, and then another instance of OLB for the New Testament. I sometimes will have other instances open, especially when there are more than once place the Old Testament passage is referenced. I like being able to look at different versions with OLB in this comparison, including the LXX with the Greek New Testament, but having multiple instances open at the same time is necessary for me.