Readme: Update 1 for Delphi and C++Builder XE

By: Kris Houser

Abstract: Release notes for the product update

    Readme: Update 1 for Delphi and C++Builder XE

This file contains important supplementary information that might not appear in the main product documentation. Embarcadero Technologies recommends that you read this file in its entirety.

This document refers to "the product" when the information applies to RAD Studio XE or to either or both of the two personalities: Delphi XE and C++Builder XE.

For general information about installation, deployment, and licensing, see the Install, Deploy, and License files located, by default, at C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\8.0.


    Installing This Update

Delphi and C++Builder XE Update 1 is an MSI-based patch.

This update can be applied over any of the following products:

  • Delphi XE
  • C++Builder XE
  • RAD Studio XE

You can install this update in any of the following three ways:

    Upgrading via the Automatic Upgrade Mechanism

If you selected "Check for Updates Automatically" when you installed the product, you should automatically be notified when an update is available for download.

Click the notification and follow the instructions to download and install the Update.

    Manually Checking for Updates

If you don't receive an automatic notification about the update, you can check for updates manually:

  1. Select Start | Programs | Embarcadero RAD Studio XE | Check for updates.
  2. In the list of available updates, select RAD Studio XE Update 1.

    Downloading from the Registered Users Web Page

Update 1 is also available for download from the registered users download pages as follows:

Download <> to your computer and extract the zip file to install the update.

Note: This update process might take fifteen minutes or more to complete. You should avoid stopping the Update installation once it has started.

    Uninstalling this Update

If you need to uninstall the update, you must uninstall the entire product and reinstall the RTM build. It is not possible to uninstall only the update.

    General Notes

For a complete list of the specific problems fixed in this update, see the "List of Bug Fixes in Delphi and C++Builder XE Update 1" at:

    Known Issues

  • On Windows Vista® and Windows 7TM, a spurious warning message has been observed. If you receive a warning at the end of the installation (stating that setup may not have completed successfully), but you did not see any errors during the actual install, please disregard the warning about setup not completing successfully.

  • On some systems with 64-bit processors and 64-bit Windows 7, setting hardware-based data breakpoints can make the debugger unstable. On such systems, the problem can be avoided either by not using hardware-based data breakpoints or by installing 32-bit Windows 7.

  • For a C++ ActiveX Library that contains a COM Object, after you delete the last child of a parent node and then add new children to the parent node, the new child node does not appear if the parent node was previously expanded. To display the newly added child node, right-click the parent node and select Expand All.

  • During installation of the update, you might encounter Installer error 2318, "Insufficient privileges to modify etm.exe and etm.jdbg" if installation of the ITE/ETM files was turned off in a previous install. The error occurs when the installer tries to update the Integrated Translation Environment (ITE) feature but it is not present. The update installer can be tricked by creating dummy files at the location specified in the error message. However, the best solution is to modify the existing installation and enable the ITE feature in the installer, following these steps:

    1. Click Start | Embarcadero RAD Studio XE | Modify, Repair, Uninstall.

    2. On the Select Features page of the installer, locate the Integrated Translation Environement feature in the custom install list.

    3. Click the X and select Will be installed on local hard drive.

    4. Complete the installation.

    5. Now you can install Update 1.

    6. After installing Update 1, to turn the ITE feature back off (if you do not want it installed), repeat steps 1-4, except that you should select Entire feature will be unavailable for the ITE feature on the Select Features page of the installer.

  • The Microsoft Platform SDK help is no longer automatically installed with the product help (this change occurred at the XE release). When applying Help Update 1 to a system that had the previous Help installed with the Microsoft Platform SDK help, Help Update 1 uninstalls the SDK help, and does not re-install it.

    However, you can still install the Microsoft Platform SDK help by accessing the help installer, following the steps below:

    To install the Microsoft Platfrom SDK help when you are installing the help or the help update:

    1. When you run the help installer, find the Select Features page.

    2. Click the X button in front of "Microsoft SDK Help" and then click Will be installed on local hard drive.

    3. Complete the help installation.

    To install the Microsoft Platfrom SDK help after you have completed the installation of the Delphi and C++Builder Online Help or the help update:

    1. Uninstall the Delphi and C++Builder XE Help System. (Instructions are given in the Readme for Help Update 1, online at

    2. Run the help installer and find the Select Features page.

    3. Click the X button in front of "Microsoft SDK Help", and then click Will be installed on local hard drive.

    4. Complete the help installation.

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