SYSmark 2014 v1.5 on RS3, Error 1008: System Config failed with return code -1


Some users may encounter Error 1008: System Config failed with return code -1 when testing SYSmark 2014 v1.5 when testing on Windows 10 Redstone 3.

This manual work around has been replaced by the following Hotfix.

Download “SYSmark 2014 ver 1.5 patch 1, hotfix 1 v1.5.1.85 (config tool error under RS3)

  1. Download to target system
  2. Unzip the archive
  3. Close SM14 v1.5 if the application is open
  4. Right click the .exe and run as administrator

SYSmark 2014 v1.5 patch 1 must be installed to apply hotfix 1. The update will not apply to older versions of SYSmark 2014 v1.5. After the hotfix is applied, launch SM14 v1.5. The new version should be reported as