The workaround would probably be to upgrade to 11.5x. HP has enough trouble keeping their current stuff workable with the latest tech; I don't see them making older versions of the software compatible with the new stuff.
I'm having the same problem, using Lucky for HP, I'm not in charge of purchasing tools. I would definitely give the tool a pass, so far.
QTP 11.0, trial version.
Please let me know if you found a work around. I have a very short period of time to learn the tool.
I tried the 11.5 patch and it worked.
Problem for me, doing the tutorial involved
fighting with windows 8 after. The web page
in the tutorial was using old java objects which
a Java add on hates. I couldnt turn this off, that
java security app crashes on my machine.