I apologize if this is not the proper section to post this. I just installed the trial of Architect and the icon is sitting on my desktop. However when I click on it, apart from the short spining of the hourglass pointer, nothing happens. I'm a developer and have a number of tools installed and running fine on my Windows 8 including Eclipse and Visual Studio, so most of the time I know what I'm doing. However I have found nothing in the documentation and in prior posts in the forum to indicate that special magic is required to run a fresh installation of Architect. So please, if someone knows the proper way to install and launch Architect on Windows 8, let me know.
I don't know if this helps for you, but for me it helped.
I commented out this directory:
(see the undescore before Sencha, Inc)
When I next time installed Architect 2.2 it created a new
directory. When I then started Architect after this it asked
for my username and password and then the app started.