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I've just installed 2018a and it is stuck at the splash screen. My previous versions of Matlab work as expected. I've re-installed and re-activated the installation and restarted my machine and that did not help.Suggestions?

Asked by Wallace George on 6 Jun 2018
Latest activity Answered by Wallace George on 15 Jun 2018
My previous versions of Matlab (2016b and 2016a) work fine.
Background context.
JAVA_HOME: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_141
JAVA_HOME1.7: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79
MATLAB_JAVA: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_79\jre
System Java: 1.8 1.8.0_161 <http://java.sun.com/products/autodl/j2se> C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_161\bin\javaw.exe -Xms3072m true x86_64
Available Java: 1.8 1.8.0_161 <http://java.sun.com/products/autodl/j2se> C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_161\bin\javaw.exe -Xms3072m true x86_64
1.8 1.8.0_111 <http://java.sun.com/products/autodl/j2se> C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_111\bin\javaw.exe -Xms3072m true x86_64
1.6 1.6.0_45 <http://java.sun.com/products/autodl/j2se> C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe -Xms3072m true x86_64
1.6 1.6.0_29 <http://java.sun.com/products/autodl/j2se> C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_29\bin\javaw.exe -Xms3072m true x86

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I'm a little frustrated because this question was cancelled and referred to a previous question that had an answer that gave me no idea/suggestion on what my problem was and/or how it was to be solved.
No, the question was closed because you posted the exact same question twice within a few minutes, except this one was formatted marginally different. The other copy of this question is https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/404229-i-ve-just-installed-2018a-and-it-is-stuck-at-the-splash-screen-my-previous-versions-of-matlab-work -- question number 404229 where is this existing question is 404231. If my memory serves me, this existing question 404231 was posted between 2 and 3 minutes later than 404229.

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Answer by Wallace George on 15 Jun 2018

Hi Krishna,
Thanks for your answer. I really appreciate your help. It seemed like a reasonable approach so I've tried it. Unfortunately it didn't work. I can find the preferences folder in C:\Users\[myUsername]\AppData\Roaming\MathWorks\MATLAB\R2018a and the licenses folder in: C:\Users\[myUsername]\AppData\Roaming\MathWorks\MATLAB\R2018a_licenses
I can see similar folders for previous versions in the corresponding MATLAB locations (I don't have licenses folders for versions prior to 2016b). I've confirmed that these folders are re-written when I re-install 2018a. But it still end up with 2018a and being stuck at the splash screen.
I'm not sure what to try next. I guess I'll have to give up on 2018a and hope that whatever problem I have is fixed by a later version. I'm very frustrated nonetheless.
Thanks so much.
Best regards.
Wallace

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