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14.2 Troubleshooting on Windows

This section describes some of the most common problems that can occur during installation or configuration of LispWorks for Windows.

14.2.1 Private patches not loaded on Windows 7 & Windows 8

Modify private-patches\load.lisp only via the menu command Help > Install Private Patches...

If your LispWorks installation is in the %ProgramFiles% folder and you edit private-patches\load.lisp directly, then Windows starts to use a redirected private copy of load.lisp. Help > Install Private Patches... will not update this copy, and thus your new patches will not be loaded.

If this occurs, the solution is to delete the redirected copy of load.lisp from your user profile space. On Windows 8 the location is like this:

C:\Users\dubya\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\LispWorks\lib\7-0-0-0\private-patches\

LispWorks Release Notes and Installation Guide - 2 Mar 2015