Why do I get an error installing Ride7 & RKits on a Windows10 machine ?

Q:  I upgraded my Windows7 to Windows10 and re-installed Ride7 with the appropriate RKit. When I launch Ride7, the following error message appears: "Ride 7 IDE must be installed before RKit-SMT8". What should I do?

A:  This issue is probably due to the Windows registry, please follow the process:

  1. Uninstall Ride7 and the RKit
  2. Delete registry key
    If you cannot delete the key even with administrative rights, run Regedit from the RunAsSystem tool.
    Read More: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/full-control-permission-to-delete-or-edit-restricted-windows-registry/