Steve Frost

Synergy Service Fails To Start During Installation Windows10

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Hey all, I've been using Synergy for a few years without any issue until the most recent update. This may be the first time I've tried to install since upgrading to Windows 10 so that could also be involved. When I try to install Synergy now it gets to Status: Starting Services and fails there. The error message that pops up reads, "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." If I try to click Retry, it continues to fail and if I click Cancel then it rolls back the installation and Synergy is not installed. Has anybody else come across this with Windows 10 (or other versions) and found a resolution? Really appreciate any help! Looking to get back to working order soon.

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if you try version 1.7.5, does it work? are you on a beta testing version of windows 10?

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I had the same problem installing Synergy (1.7.6 and 1.8 beta) on Windows 10. After I rebooted both PCs on which I use Synergy, the installation worked flawlessly. Maybe there is a problem in Windows 10 when starting a service of which an old version has just been removed?

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Hey all, I was able to go back to 1.7.5 for awhile but tried the 1.8.2 that was just released and coming across this issue again. Wondering if anyone else is having the issue as I don't see it in the FAQ or on the GitHub issues.

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I also cannot install v1.8.2 on Windows 10. This has also happened with the previous 3 versions - each time I download and try the newest version, and each time the installation fails.

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Having this issue on the latest release as well. Any ideas? Other programs install fine. Paid account here.

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