I elected to make this a separate topic from the one below me pertaining to BLEND and WPF crash; which I had the same issues - not wanting to intrude, I found some odds and ends on top of everything:Just a brief addendum to the above, mine too does crash (on stand alone version) on the designer; have found three things of interest (I am on the top three latest nVidia graphic card - runnig on 1980 x 1080 resolution @ 60 Hz x86 platform / 32 bit).1) HDMI - Program tends to (if everyone could watch your core system; I am on a x4) - it will overclock quickly and fast; in spite of water cooling and so forth. I have yet to figure this one out yet; there is no reason for this since this is my primary native monitor.2) HD - this is where I moved to the BETA mode until designer just crashed with the Fatal Exception Error, with blue screen of death - was unable to restart until I remembered I had my BIOS configured to restore at "Last State", had to turn that off; once returning back on - noticed the program was still running in SysInternals (Microsoft System Internals) in Task Manager in which was not appearing in Task Manager (Windows) *NOTE: Autoruns / Process Explorer does work in Win 8 *3) Analog - ODD; if I turned the Hz down to 50, it will work but it degrades the program itself, however, I found out if you shut off Microsoft's Net (it works better but not what one would call "par excellent". -----------------------------------If no one had noticed; after completion of program, close it - you will see it is still running in the background which cause resource drainage. (BUG) I elected to put these in manual mode at this present stage.-------------------------------------Other things I found interesting:1) Had difficutlies with VS 112) Did not do so well with VS 2010, unrecognized3) VS 2008 - non-compliant4) VS 2007 (very old version) actually recognized this and picked it up as long as it was under analog and in 50 Hz mode (?) I do not recomend anyone venturing into this avenue because it does require usage of another version of nVidia Graphic card (I have 3 differing versions installed, therefore I switch the cables - enabling me to work around and toy around. There is a lot of limitations as far as what one can do, a lot of degrading and functionality.
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