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Step7 V5.4 Sp4 and Windows7

Thread Starter: mMoussa   Started: 10/7/2009 12:22 PM   Replies: 4

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  10/7/2009, 12:22 PM
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Hi,

I’m going to upgrade my windows vista to windows 7 and I was wondering if my copy of Step7 is going to be compatible with windows 7, so if anyone can till if he tried step7 with windows 7 I’ll be very thankful for him.

Thanks a lot for you help and support.

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  10/7/2009, 2:28 PM
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Hello M Moussa ,

you must be careful during the upgrade operation , because many problems may meet u with Step 7 While working with step 7 on Windows 7, 

and I Think That This thread will be useful for  you 


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  10/8/2009, 8:19 AM
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Hello M Moussa,

How said Walid Elshazly be careful. Is possible after upgrade to Windows 7, when you try to start Step7 to receive message:

wrote:

Your user rights do not include the use of Step7

And how Mike J (guy with opinion in Walid Elshazly' link) said - "This Windows may contain bugs...

My opinion is also the same. Don't trust so much to Microsoft. Each new release from them "is perfect, faster, without bugs...", and suddenly just after official release of the product, they prepare Hotfix 1,2... or even SPs...So keep current position a little bit more and let's hope that really this new Windows would be better.blink

Regards,

Hristo Mihalev

 

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  11/11/2009, 3:22 PM
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I have Windows 7 (Retail) Ultimate x64.

I have installed Step 7 v5.4 into the Windows Virtual PC. Using the virtual machine, run the automation license manager and transfer the licence onto the virtual machine.

Then I can run Step 7 on the Windows 7 desktop using XP Mode.

I have only installed today and so cannot say about long term usability or relability, but at least it installed. I could not get an install to succeed natively on Win7

No tests of communications (ie ethernet or USB) have been done yet. I have no hopes of getting USB to work!

This is for testing purposes and I will NOT be taking it to site.



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  11/12/2009, 1:00 PM
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usually, HattedOne, the communications works fine via ethernet and/or usb.

i didn't tried with win7, but when i was using vista, i installed winxp on vmware to run wincc 6.2. i could communicate using ie general nomally.

i also have a virtual machine running win98 and use it to communicate with S5 plcs via serial cable blink.

however, if your only communication option is a CP5512 or any other PCMCia card, forget it.

best regards

Roger A. Manrique
roger@manrique.com.br
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