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Windows 8 and NinjaTrader

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I just want to share my experience.

I have a laptop which I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8 and I can't install NinjaTrader 7. The problem is that I need to enable .NET 2.0 and 3.5, and for some reason, no matter what method I use (I've tried 4 different methods) to try to install/enable .NET 2.0 and 3.5 I always get an error. Without those components, I can't install NT 7. So what I might end up doing is reinstalling Windows 8, but this time from scratch, instead of updating from Win 7 as I did before. My desktop has Win 7 and it doesn't have any issues. So I'm thinking maybe something with the upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8 is what is making it difficult for me to enable the .NET framework and therefore cant get NT 7 to install.

So I wouldn't say it's a NT issue, but more of a Win 8 issue.

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I just want to share my experience.

I have a laptop which I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 8 and I can't install NinjaTrader 7. The problem is that I need to enable .NET 2.0 and 3.5, and for some reason, no matter what method I use (I've tried 4 different methods) to try to install/enable .NET 2.0 and 3.5 I always get an error. Without those components, I can't install NT 7. So what I might end up doing is reinstalling Windows 8, but this time from scratch, instead of updating from Win 7 as I did before. My desktop has Win 7 and it doesn't have any issues. So I'm thinking maybe something with the upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8 is what is making it difficult for me to enable the .NET framework and therefore cant get NT 7 to install.

So I wouldn't say it's a NT issue, but more of a Win 8 issue.

I'm sorry to hear your system is having some trouble! Is there a specific error it's giving you?

To share my experience on Windows 8 / NinjaTrader 7, everything has worked perfectly from the get go. I've had Windows 8 since the developer preview and have used it exclusively for NinjaTrader 7 since the developer preview was released. I'm now on the latest consumer version(bought it for the $40 promo price!), and still haven't had any hitches yet. I regularly use vendor-licensed indicators as well as Kinetick/Rithmic data feeds.

I should also mention that I use Windows 8 within Parallel's Desktop on my Mac.

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I have had issues with windows 8 updates and security patches--i had to roll back 3 updates to get it that ninja would open again.


anyone else has problems with updates??

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I have had issues with windows 8 updates and security patches--i had to roll back 3 updates to get it that ninja would open again.


anyone else has problems with updates??

Hello asiaexpat,

I actually ran into this a while after I made my previous post. I had downloaded some updates for Windows 8 and then NinjaTrader wouldn't open up. No splash screen, or anything.

It turns out there is one, single security patch that caused it. I simply uninstalled this patch: "Security Update for Microsoft Windows KB2836988"

After I did that everything was good to go. For anyone who runs into this you can follow these instructions:
  1. Press your 'Windows' button to get to the metro interface
  2. Start typing to search for 'View installed updates'
  3. You'll have to highlight 'Settings' on the right hand side
  4. Click the 'View Installed Updates' option
  5. Locate 'Security Update for Microsoft Windows KB2836988"
  6. Select it and then choose 'Uninstall'
  7. Restart your PC
  8. Start using NinjaTrader again

I'm not sure what this security patch covers, but I haven't run into any issues since rolling it back, nor have I run into any other Windows 8 & NT compatibility issues aside from this one.

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KBKB2836988 Resolves a lot of WIN 8 issues. Too bad we can't apply it. No guidance from Ninja or update from Ninja that addresses this issue. Or is there??

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I used compatibility mode
Not running anymore after latest update on Win8 - NinjaTrader Support Forum

No news from NT except "please uninstall security patch".... Except it's flagged important so it gets reinstalled....

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windows 8 or stick with windows 7?

Hi guys I'm getting ready to buy a new laptop and as soon as it's available I'll order a thinkpad w540. My question is do I get it with windows 8 or stick to windows 7? Primarily I use it to run Ninjatrader.
-the last post here was in august so if anyone can offer any insight I would greatly appreciate it!

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No problem with Ninja and W8 or W8.1

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No problem with Ninja and W8 or W8.1

great thank you @gomi !

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