I have installed QGIS 3 in Windows 10 pro 64 bit, but it won't open the GUI. This is the error:

qgis-bin.exe aplication has stopped working

And then this:

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Some specifications:

  • I had installed QGIS 2.18, and it ran perfectly.
  • I had installed the latest QGIS 3 under "Program Files" folder and also in the root C:.
  • I installed with OSGeo4W software and with QGIS desktop .exe, load to QGIS web page.
  • I run other software like PostgreSQL, GeoServer, GeoNetwork and ArcGIS on the PC.
  • Did you check downloaded file up with md5sum utility?
    – xunilk
    Commented Feb 28, 2018 at 21:57
  • did qgis create a mini-dump crash report? like gis.stackexchange.com/questions/234618/…
    – Mapperz
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 3:30
  • Have a laptop with windows 10 pro and QGIS 3.0 running (english US settings) may be a problem/bug with the spanish version?
    – Mapperz
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 3:32
  • Run the OSGeo4W shell and type QGIS in it. It should run QGIS 3.0. I think it's a question of path settings.
    – Techie_Gus
    Commented Mar 1, 2018 at 14:47

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The comments were very helpful and I can now open QGIS 3 without a problem. I have done it in two ways:

With the help of Mapperz, look for Qgis-rel-dev-g 7.4.0.bat inside the installation of QGIS 3 and this run.

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With the help of Techie_Gus, I can run QGIS 3 without problems from the OSgeo4w terminal.

Both ways work well.

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I don't consider the language likely to be the problem, if not more the path as Techie_Gus said , because I did run QGIS 3 in another session.

I'll be trying to do what Xunilk says, to define the specific error.

The main problem was solved, and I could run QGIS 3, also, I think it is a path problem perhaps in the registry of W10, I will checked the environment variables.

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