Problems with Citrix Receiver and Windows 7: The Ultimate Fix Revealed

Problems with Citrix Receiver and Windows 7

Problems with Citrix Receiver and Windows 7First of all, you really shouldn’t be using Windows 7 anymore. But if you still need to and are having problems running Citrix Receiver with it, here are a few tips to fix those problems. More importantly, if you want to get rid of Citrix-related issues altogether, we’ve got a solution for that as well.

Can’t install Citrix Receiver on Windows 7

There are so many issues when you put Citrix Receiver on Windows 7. Some of them even appear at the very beginning—right when you attempt to install Citrix Receiver on your Windows 7 machine. During the installation, a message may pop out, saying, “Citrix Installation has stopped working,” or something along those lines.

It’s tough to find a single solution that works, but you can try one of the following:

Cannot start desktop

Sometimes when you try to launch a published desktop, an error message pops up, saying, “Cannot start desktop.” One possible reason could be that there are no longer any available desktops in the Delivery Group that the user is attempting to connect to. This problem can be fixed by adding more desktops to the Delivery Group in question.

Not launching applications

Another common issue plaguing Citrix Receiver is applications not launching. This happens not only on Windows 7 but on other Windows versions as well. Fixes usually involve tinkering with registry keys like the following:

Fix all problems in Citrix Receiver and Windows 7

It’s worth noting that, in most cases, the problem lies with Citrix. So no matter what you do, for as long as you keep using Citrix, your problems won’t go away.

To avoid Citrix Receiver issues for good, shift to Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS). Parallels RAS is a virtual application and desktop delivery solution with a much simpler architecture. Complex issues like those mentioned above are eliminated from the client-side. Any issues that do arise can usually be addressed by merely reinstalling or restarting the Parallels Client. In addition, users can also switch to the HTML5 Client until any issue is resolved.

Don’t just take our word for it—try it out yourself. Download your 30-day Parallels RAS trial now and say goodbye to all your application launch issues.


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