Are there any tips for installing NVivo 9 on Windows 8?

Windows 8 also introduces an edition of the operating system designed to run on devices that utilize the ARM architecture, known as Windows RT. The Windows RT edition of Windows 8 is not supported by NVivo 9.

Here are our tips for installing NVivo 9 on Windows 8:

  1. Ensure you have an internet connection to complete the installation.
  2. In Control Panel, choose Programs and Features .
  3. Choose Turn Windows features on or off , and then select the .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) check box.
  4. Choose OK to install.
  5. Once the .NET Framework 3.5 installation is completed, commence the NVivo 9 installation.

Note, if you skip the above steps you will receive the error message ‘Error: Unable to load License utility object’. This error message will occur after you have entered your license key and clicked on Next.

You will need to:

  • Click OK on the error message screen
  • Click Finish at the screen where you enter your license key
  • Start the installation again by returning to steps 1 to 5 above.
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