August 18, 2016 was the last day I was able to launch Corel PSP XI (aka version eleven back then, or X 1 now that they're up to X9 I think). I am using Windows 7 Professional and have NO plans to upgrade to Windows 10. I have it on this laptop and I don't like it.
So, I've been posting about my issues on Facebook but I had not posted anything here for friends and/or followers that do not have Facebook. Sorry about that.
Friends in the PSP Community have been trying to help me and/or sending me links where I have read that MANY users have had the same issue ... all of a sudden on Aug. 19th they could NOT open PSP. Some posters referenced PSP 9, but I don't know if they meant the *new* PSP X9 or the very old Jasc PSP 9 (changed to Corel with Version 10). A few have reported their issue was with an update of "Dropbox" and that after another update, they were able to launch PSP. I have not been so lucky. :( I have removed Dropbox from our computer; run ccCleaner to remove any of the 'bits' that an un-install leaves behind; opened the Programs Folder and deleted that folder; emptied Trash Bin --- still no PSP.
Windows 7 Pro has now indicated that PSP XI is not compatible - bull, I say! I would not have installed it on our new computer if I had not checked everything out first via Microsoft Compatibility Website; chatting with other users that had Win7 and XI at the time; etc. That was 2014 and it had functioned perfectly fine for these last two years. This is ridiculous!
Many of my PSP friends do not use Tag Scripting and I have been using it for many years. I first learned when I had Jasc PSP Version 8. Many years have passed since then and now that I sometimes have issues with my hands, I really rely on the Tag Scripting. Just the thought of losing it makes me shudder. I'm not positive, but I believe that my version of PSP is the last one that the Tag Script functions with.
:( :( A very sad digital art hobbyist and Creative Team Member.