Unable to Install Confluent CLI

I am completely new to Kafka and all that. I tried to install Confluent CLI on my Windows 11 46-bit machine. But I am getting this error when I run confluent.exe:

“The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application”

How can I get this sorted out? Or if you could please guide me to the right resource?

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Hi Anjum, which version of Confluent CLI are you running exactly? It works fine on my Intel Windows 11 machine with v3.64.0, did you try that one?

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Hi @gphilipp
Thank you for your response.
I downloaded the latest version which is same as yours. Not sure why its not running. I even tried compatibility mode, which also didn’t work.

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@anjum could you please try v3.63.0 and report back? Release v3.63.0 · confluentinc/cli · GitHub

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As per my knowledge you can go with these steps

  • Check Requirements: Ensure your system meets Confluent CLI’s specs.
  • Reinstall: Get the latest version from Confluent’s site and reinstall.
  • Update: Make sure Windows and drivers are up to date.
  • Disable Security Software: Temporarily turn off antivirus/firewall.
  • Run as Admin: Right-click confluent.exe > “Run as administrator”.
  • Check Logs: Look in Event Viewer for specific errors.
  • Community Help: Visit Confluent forums or GitHub for more tips.
  • Contact Support: Reach out to Confluent for further assistance.
    In hope this will help you,
    Thank you

Yes, that worked. Thanks. Appreciated.
I now need to find my way into this new world :slight_smile:

Glad that’s working for you. The CLI team identified an issue impacting the Windows CLI build in v3.64.0. I’ll update this thread when a fix is published.

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