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### XeLaTeX on Windows 8

I am having trouble compiling my code with MiKTeX on windows 8 x64 with media center. I am compiling using XeLaTeX.
\documentclass{article}\usepackage{pst-infixplot} \begin{document}\psset{plotpoints=1000}\psaxes{->}(0,0)(0,-2)(7,3)\psPlot{0}{7}{sqrt(x)}\end{document}

I am getting the following error message.
This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 (MiKTeX 2.9)miktex-xetex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found.miktex-xetex.exe: Data: xelatex.fmt

Has anyone got MiKTeX to work with Windows 8 yet or is it not supported as of yet? Thanks!

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ghostanime2001
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Has anyone found a solution to the error problem ?

Stefan Kottwitz
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The MiKTeX options/settings provide a feature for rebuilding format files, have a look and try.

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ghostanime2001
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I have tried that just now and it still gives that error message in texworks.

Stefan Kottwitz
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You could try the command line, which creates all memory dump files, in admin mode (or omit --admin for user mode):

initexmf --admin --dump

The 64 bit version of MiKTeX is still experimental. Perhaps use the standard version or try TeX Live.

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ghostanime2001
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the standard version is net installer 32 bit ? I use x64 net installer mostly.

Stefan Kottwitz
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From the MiKTeX developer blog:

Reminder: the MiKTeX 64-bit distribution is considered "experimental", i.e., not ready for production use.

There were no other more recent news about this. But it's from May 2011, perhaps it's considered stable without notice.

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ghostanime2001
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Lately I am seeing issues with administrator privaliges in windows 8 even though I have disabled UAC. When I run the x64 net installer by right clicking "run as admin" the installer starts fine however when I only double click, sometimes the installer finishes miktex installation correctly and sometimes it doesn't. Could this just be a windows 8 issue or should I really consider reformatting or refreshing windows 8 OS ?

Stefan Kottwitz
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Is there any reason why you keep using MiKTeX? I think that I read more about MiKTeX issues than about TeX Live issues. TeX Live runs fine on Windows and other systems, provides package management and updating from CTAN, is maintained by the TeX User Group with yearly fundamental updates. It hasn't the "Windows look", since it's cross-platform, but commonly it works on the background while you use a Windows editor/GUI.

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ghostanime2001
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I have used miktex for so long but I haven't tried any other distributions at all!

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