Running the BlackBerry Simulator on Vista

BlackBerry Simulator mysteriously dying every time you try to fire it up on Vista?  Same here. It’s a good thing I’ve become a compulsive reader of release notes. From the the latest JDE 4.6.0 docs:

If you install the BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment on a computer with Windows Vista™, if Use Account Control is turned on, launching the BlackBerry® Smartphone simulator might produce error messages and the simulator might not start.

Translation:  Simulator will definitely. not. start.  And of course they mean User Access Control. How-To Geek has an easy way to kill UAC here.

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3 Responses to “Running the BlackBerry Simulator on Vista”

  1. Robin Says:

    I could not for the life of me get the simulator to work on my VISTA machine. It now all works fine, so thanks for compulsively reading those release notes

  2. Yelena Says:

    Thanks a lot! After two days fighting I finally got all simulators working!

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