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Problems Starting ADE with non US/UK Country Settings

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This has been a problem with random users for some time. Each time we think we have it fixed it comes back and bites us.

If you are using a country setting with comma as the decimal separator rather than point and get a string format error:
  • Uninstall ADE. This is very IMPORTANT
  • Now change your country settings to UK or US
  • Re-install ADE
  • Start ADE and complete the new user wizard
  • Make sure ADE is closed
  • Change your country settings back to your own
  • Start ADE again.
Unless something has changed that I don't think has changed then this is an ongoing problem that so far has always been fixed by the above process.

ALWAYS start with a clean installation don't try changing the country settings with a partially initialized setup as I believe it will continue to behave in unexpected ways.
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