ableton demo wont start error (0xc000007b)

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ableton demo wont start error (0xc000007b)

Post by simpic79 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:38 am

Hi all im a ableton lite user and decided to test the demo version out, when i go to start the program this is the error code that comes up saying program unable to start. I am on windows 7 64bit but installed 32bit live trial as i want to stay on 32bit for now. Is this a common error? Any ideas of how to fix this before i contact ableton supprot?


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Re: ableton demo wont start error (0xc000007b)

Post by jairozenteno » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:49 pm

Same thing happened to me and I dedicated around 2 weeks to find out finally the solution I know this would be very appreciated by someone else, here is the link follow the instructions (I have windows 7 Ultimate running 64bits trying to get Ableton Live Trial): ... ce-rollup/

**basically everything is about having servicepak 1 updated with Microsoft Convenience Rollup**

This is what I also did but didn't work so don't spend your life in this as I did:
Renew/Replace/Add files in System32 an SysWOW64 files like .dll
Update DirectX
Update Microsoft Visual C
Update Microsoft Netframe
Delete Antivirus
Run as Admin
Re install Ableton
Delete old software
Search for newest Windows updates
And many more, save that valuable time for making good music :wink:

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Re: ableton demo wont start error (0xc000007b)

Post by miyaru » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:02 pm

Or step to win10, problem solved - win7 is going to be outfased soon!
Greetings from Miyaru.

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