This article applies to users of Windows 7. Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7 and as such MakeMusic no longer offers support for this operating system as well. This article has been kept available for reference only. 




In the event that this error occurs upon launching your version of Finale v25, your computer is missing an important Windows update that Finale needs in order to run. Please follow the steps below to acquire this update...


  1. Close Finale and any other open programs; this web browser can remain open.
  2. Use this link to get the download of this standalone update from Microsoft.
  3. Run the downloaded update's installer.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Relaunch Finale.