windows 7 - 64 bit issues publising in presenter

I've recently upgraded my work PC to a windows 7 64-bit 6gig RAM unit and have had nothing but problems with my articulate presenter since doing so.  It constantly freezes.  I thought i had the cause narrowed down to the audio editor, but now it won't publish even a preview slide.  it starts to, then just freezes up and i have to cntl/alt/del to get out.  I have not seen any related posts and can't imagine i'm the only one with this issue.  I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling multiple times, even removing all registry items - but still the same result.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I have multiple elearning projects in the works and am working off an old laptop for the time being.



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Peter Anderson

Welcome to Heroes, Chris!

Sorry to hear about the issues you're experiencing. Did you happen to install a 64-bit version of Office as well? Microsoft released a 32-bit and a 64-bit version of Office 2010. Microsoft recommends installing the 32-bit version. And Articulate Presenter '09 will only work with the 32-bit version. Presenter '09 also will not work with the Click To Run version of PowerPoint 2010. For more information, please review the following article:

If that's not the issue, please feel free to Create an Articulate Presenter Package and upload the zip file to us for one of our support engineers to have a close look at. You can do that here:

I hope that's helpful!

Peter Anderson

Hey Chris,

Yeah, it sounds like a repair installation might be in order. Here's how: 

***Note*** If you are prompted to locate a file during the reinstall process, you will need to perform a reinstall by following the steps below: 

1. Download Studio '09 here: 

2. Save the file to your desktop. 
3. Double click the installer and select Reinstall. 
4. Restart your computer.
Bridget Brown

Peter - I am just finding this online and you have now explained why I am having so many issues with all aspects of Articulate.  My company upgraded me to Window 7 - 64 bit.  Are there any workarounds for Prensenter '09.  I need to get another module done quickly and I am CONSTANTLY crashing or bugging out.  


Peter Anderson

Hi Bridget,

Sorry for the trouble. Articulate is compatible with the 64-bit version of Windows 7. It's Microsoft Office's 64-bit and Click to Run versions that are not supported. What issues are you experiencing specifically? If you'd like to go ahead and submit a case, describing exactly the kind of things you're experiencing, our support team will be happy to help. Thanks!

Bridget Brown
Peter - Thanks for your speedy response.  I just got a bunch of departments throughout the Company (Globally!) to buy Articulate and I was going to look pretty bad if it wan't compatable with Windows 7 SP1 - 64bit - which is what we are using. 
I guess I will submit a case.  We have installed, repaired, uninstalled, reinstalled and I constant crash when moving between Presenter and Quizzmaker, Presenter and Engage, when trying to publish and when trying to sync audio.  It's getting really frustrating!
Chris  Simonsen


I had the original post on this issue and found (through much forum search) that it was due to some DVD software I had installed.  Can't remember what it was exactly (DVD decoder or burner, or something like that.) - but i uninstalled it and everything works fine now.  It had some file in it that either Articulate or windows =64 didn't like.  Hope that helps.

Bridget Brown

Just thought I would add the solution to this issue.  I was crashing 3 out of every 4 times that I tried to publish.  After about 4 weeks of troubleshooting between Articulate Support and our desktop team - we finally figured out that it was a sound driver on my Dell Windows 7 machine.  Apparently there is a known issue with some Dell drivers.  While the driver I had IS compatible with Articulate, somehow it was interferring.  When Tim from our team, uninstalled and reinstalled this driver - Articulate started working just like it should - like a charm! 

Thanks to Peter and especially Cleo from Articulate Support.  This discovery was a VERY LONG, arduous process and she kept digging!