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Installing Step7 on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional

Thread Starter: tomearp   Started: 11/18/2009 1:17 AM   Replies: 19

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  11/18/2009, 1:17 AM
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hello...

wondering if anyone had any experiences good/bad at trying to install STEP7 on Windows 7 Professional (64-bit edition)?

I tried to follow some instructions i found for doing it on 32-bit windows
http://xuek.ru/eblog/2009/10/step7-at-win7/

but it did not work. i modified the .msi files to allow me to ignore the OS version, and copied the Common Files\Siemens folder to the appropriate location but the install process ditches with a pretty non-specific error (something along the lines of "not all programs were installed")

not the end of the world if it's not possible as i have another machine i can get up and running for it, would just have been nice to get it working on my new laptop
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I am currently running Step7 in the 32 bit XP shell provided by Microsoft for Windows 7.  It installs and runs fine.  There is a small update delay that I am attributing to the video integration.  Hope this helps!
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  3/8/2010, 12:11 AM
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MBenfield wrote:
I am currently running Step7 in the 32 bit XP shell provided by Microsoft for Windows 7.

can i have some more info on this? such as where to find it/how to use it/etc?

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Hello tomearp,

Look at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

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Hristo Mihalev
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  4/1/2010, 2:00 PM
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cheers for that. have started playing around with that a little bit and it does seem to work quite well, bluetooth support seems slightly better than vmware.

i'm keeping step7 in vmware for now though, if it ain't broke don't fix it blink
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  5/6/2010, 5:53 PM
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Any news on this front? I am hoping to get a new system and getting a 32 bit operating system limits memory to 4GB so I'm really hoping for a windows 7 64 bit solution. I run several Siemens applications including Step7, Micro-Win, ProTool, WinCC, and WinCC Flexible. The XP Mode sounds really good if it works as all the overhead always running in the background that gets installed with the Siemens programs would only be on the virtual machine, not consuming all their resources otherwise. I tried the tech support but all I get is the company line "It's not supported". I'm looking at a fairly powerful machine with lots of memory so it should be able to handle the virtual machine Ok.

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  5/7/2010, 12:13 AM
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well i run it in VMware Workstation and it works perfectly.

i have not tried in XP Mode, but I have played around with XP mode a bit, using it to run some other software that's not Windows 7 compatible and it does work quite well.

obviously XP mode is free, VMware isn't (and you would need a separate copy of XP to install on a VMware virtual machine) but it has other features which may or may not be useful to you


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I've been running it in XP mode for a while now with only minor issues. My CP-5511works on some machines and not others. To load some software you have to use VNC to connect to the virtual machine because the software will not install from remote desktop. The network has to be setup as a seperate connection not NAT mode. And remember support services will not help you in this configuration, but it works!

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Hello,

I'm facing the same problem with the network connection, which option should I choose on the XP Mode configurations? Also, how do I overcome the problem with the remote desktop instalation limitation?

Thanks in advance,

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PMarmelo schrieb:
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I'm facing the same problem with the network connection, which option should I choose on the XP Mode configurations?...
Patricia

Hello Patrical,

You can select either Bridged, either NAT mode. In case of NAT mode you should activate DHCP on the VM network card.

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