I have been unable to find this info anywhere else, but I’m about to upgrade from Vista to Win7 on the team laptop (NOT the DS–I’m aware that must remain unmodified) and I wanted to ask if anyone has had any issues with it. I intend to use 32-bit. We use Java, but obviously the LabVIEW components (image tool) have to work as well.
So how about it? Anyone have experience with Win7 + 2010 FRC tools? Anything I need to be aware of before I take the plunge?
I run Labview on Windows 7 without any problems. I have not used the cRIO imaging tool on my Windows 7 laptop but I would expect it to work fine. I have been using Labview on Windows 7 without issue since 7 was in Beta.
That thread really appears to be referring to updating the DS itself, which IMO is an awful idea (not sure if it is, but it should be illegal to modify anything that low-level DS-side). I am not touching the image of the DS, but rather fixing a development laptop. I do have the option of putting XP on it, but based on the three earlier posters, I think I’ll chance it with 7. I just know that Vista, complete with preloaded Lenovo garbage, is completely unusable…
We’re using GIT source control with Labview, and we haven’t had any problems moving back and forth between XP-32 and 7-64. I didn’t expect it to work, because some of the dependencies are in ‘Program files’ on 32 bit systems but in ‘Program Files (x86)’ on 64 bit systems, but apparently theres something that makes that work.
Even Windows XP Pro, when burdened with all that Lenovo garbage, is just about unusable.
I can never find the little ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ quick-launch thingy in the bottom right tray to eject a USB stick.
Have to use the stupid ‘ThinkVantage EasyEject’ program. :mad:
I can’t wait to get rid of my ThinkPad!
Nice to know that Windows 7 is working for people, I’ll be using it soon I hope.
When migrating from Windows Vista to Windows 7 you will have the option to select “custom” or “upgrade” install when prompted. By selecting the “upgrade” option, your documents and applications will follow and carry over through the install process. If you select, “custom” however you will be able to perform a clean install and all applications will have to be reinstalled manually – documents will be moved to a folder entitled “windows.old”.
For additional assistance with the migration of Windows Vista to Windows 7, Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w7itpro/ . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You are welcome to check the threads there and receive additional assistance and feedback.