Windows - GIMP 2.4.1 and 2.4.2 install problem (Error - freetype6.dll)

Some user having windows crash problem when they using GIMP 2.4.1 and 2.4.2, I've found this problem occur when we install many Fonts on our windows machine and doing maintenance using disk clean up. It's mean if you have install many fonts on your windows system and either installing GIMP you must be careful when doing maintenance, or you current version GIMP would be crash when you start it.

It's happen every time i did maintenance on my machine event thought when doing disk clean up.


You can read this forum for more problem information.

To fix it, you need to uninstall the current version and remove the related folder/files on User Document and Setting.


Next to do is download the previous GIMP 2.2.x version and install it on your system, after that try upgrade your current installed GIMP (2.2.x) to the newest version (2.4.2).


Now your new GIMP should work with no crash or error. Have a nice try and good luck.

Links:
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/old.html