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Username: Violet99

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2015
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 02:06 pm:   

We are planning to upgrade to Windows 10.

Are there any compatibility issues with NowSMS Lite and Windows 10?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 5383
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 04:31 pm:   


We have been testing NowSMS and NowSMS Lite with preview editions of Windows 10 for months.

However, today's release version of Windows 10 presents two issues that we did not encounter with the preview releases.

For a fresh install, NowSMS and NowSMS Lite both function correctly under Windows 10.

However, systems upgrading from earlier versions of Windows to Windows 10 may encounter two issues. (We even encountered these issues upgrading from a Windows 10 Preview Release to the official release.)

Issue #1 - After upgrading to the official release version of Windows 10, the NowSMS services may appear stuck. NowSMS configuration will report that the services are active, but attempts to stop or remove the services may hang.

This appears to be caused by a problem in the services registry caused by the Windows 10 upgrade, which prevents the NowSMS services from loading correctly. The problem is easily resolved by removing and reinstalling the NowSMS services. However, the process is a little difficult to explain. We are currently preparing an article describing this process. It will be available within the next 24 hours at

Issue #2 - For trial versions only, upgrading an existing NowSMS trial installation to Windows 10 may cause the trial to expire early.

New trial installations on Windows 10 will encounter no problems, it is only trials running on a system that is being upgraded which may be affected.

Purchased licenses are also not affected.

For now, we recommend delaying any upgrade to Windows 10 while running a trial version of NowSMS.

We will be implementing a procedure to grant 15 day trial extensions for customers who upgrade to Windows 10 and experience a premature trial expiration. Details will be posted to when available.

NowSMS Support

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