Release Notes - Turbo Studio

Turbo Studio

Powerful, easy-to-use authoring tool for creating virtual environments.

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This release of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Required update for Windows 10 October (1809)
  • VM engine updates to 18.9.1321
  • Fix race condition that results in error 0xD0000018.
  • Fix error R6025 - Pure Virtual Function Call error when using Bitdefender with Advanced Threat Control.
  • Fix certain stubexes not having a digital certificate.
  • Fix the Shutdown process tree VM setting from incorrectly terminating the container if Startup script is used.
  • Fix importing of packaged applications that have a Startup script.
  • Fix setting the correct startup file when importing an application from that has more than one image.
  • Fix Turbo Studio title bar and minimize button.
  • Add support for Machine SID cloning to support Google Chrome settings synchronization.
  • Add support for Chrome's internal DNS resolver.
  • Add scroll bars in Network Panel > IP Restrictions when the list exceeds the viewable area.
  • Add support for TLS 1.2 encryption to XStudio command-line build tool.
  • Add help tooltips for project output types.
  • Improve the error message when a build fails because of a missing Layer image.
  • Improve snapshot compatibility by automatically excluding SideBySide\PublisherPolicyChangeTime registry values.


This release of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Container startup and shutdown scripts: Ability to specify scripts that run on container start and end without building a shim DLL
  • Snapshot improvements: Improved handling of Universal CRT runtime for Win10 compatibility, properly handle case where child registry key and value have the same name, improve Microsoft Office snapshot, improve Microsoft Internet Explorer snapshot
  • VM engine updates to 18.6.1303
  • Fix blank entries in 'Layers' panel
  • Fix inherit properties behavior when only partially inheriting values
  • Fix error when saving after 'Run & Merge'
  • Fix duplication of named object isolation after merging platforms
  • Fix incorrect recording of snapshot environment version
  • Fix unhandled exception when selecting uninitialized platform layer


This release of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Snapshot improvements: Additional snapshot logging, improved configuration pruning, proper handling of api-*.dll and ucrtbase.dll, control of snapshot directory enablement.
  • Fix crash when access network resources on Windows 10
  • VM logs flushed to dbgview if fails early in life cycle
  • SSMS 17 fails to start if ssms.exe is in the configuration
  • SSMS 2016 vshub.exe crashes sporadically with access violation
  • Ordinal 343 could not be located in msenv.dll
  • Properly handle .local files
  • DLL is loaded from system32 path instead of exe path
  • pip install requests hangs in builds using python 3.4.4
  • PowerBuilder17 application errors out with 0xD0000141
  • Fix build error when using Active Directory startup settings


This release of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Support: Fixes to crashes on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update platform (1709).
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview 17035+ Support: Fixes to crashes on Windows 10 Insider Preview platform (17035+).
  • Snapshot improvements: Fixes for virtual progids, compatability with 32bit applications on 64bit, and error handling for invalid registry values and .


This release of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Windows 10 Creators Update Support: Fixes to crashes on Windows 10 Creators Update platform.
  • Snapshot improvements: Fixes for 32bit applications running on x64 platforms and support for registry symbolic links.


This release of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Portable Exes: Pro users can use studio to create portable applications from hub.
  • Windows 10 Redstone 2 Support: Fixes to crashes on Windows 10 Redstone 2 platform.
  • Hub Integration: Template and import wizards can now browse and pull repos directly into studio.


Release 16 of Turbo Studio includes the following new features and updates:

  • Windows 10 support: Turbo Studio 16 uses the new Turbo VM engine, which includes support for Windows 10. This update is critical for allowing virtualized applications to run on Windows 10 and is therefore strongly recommended for all users of previous versions of Studio (Spoon Studio).
  • Support for Turbo container repositories: Turbo Studio 16 can import and export VM configurations directly from local container repositories. This makes it easy to move between the console-based container and graphical Studio interfaces for creating, viewing, and editing Turbo VM configurations.
  • Publish to Turbo Studio 16 supports publishing to the new hub. provides thousands of ready-to-use virtual environments and makes it easy to publish and share virtual environments with team members and the web.
  • Architecture merge: Turbo Studio 16 supports dynamic conditional layering based on CPU architecture (x86 or x64). This allows a single Turbo VM image to be deployed that supports both 32- and 64-bit versions of an application. Previous versions of Studio only supported conditional layering based on operating system version.
  • New “Run and Merge” launch mode: The new Run and Merge launch mode launches the application inside a Turbo VM container. Changes to the application configuration during execution are captured and merged back into the active Studio configuration on application shutdown. This enables an easier workflow for configuration changes that can be made within the application interface and does not require manual editing of registry keys or files.
  • Improved environment variable controls: Turbo Studio 16 supports new merge semantics for environment variables. This allows applications requiring specific merge or environment variable override behaviors to work properly on all desktops.


This release includes critical compatibility updates for Windows 8.1 as well as many performance and usability improvements, including:

  • Support for Windows 8.1!
  • Improved compatibility with with anti-virus software (stub executable path selection)
  • Improved Service Control Manager virtualization, including ability to “net start” and “net stop” within the virtual environment
  • Fixed resolution of registry conflicts when importing registry keys into a configuration
  • Improved error messages for configuration errors
  • Compatibility fixes for SQL Compact Edition