05-22-2012 06:33 AM
You need at least DASYLab 11 with Service Pack 2 (11.0.2), or DASYLab 12. The current release is DASYLab 12.
You will need to update your license. The area of concern is typically the data acquisition device - it must have Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) drivers. DASYLab 12 does not support the same set of hardware drivers that earlier versions did, because they do not have Windows 7 drivers.
05-22-2012 07:18 AM
Windows Vista and Windows 7 increased security on the files in the Program Files folder. As a result, DASYLab 10 moved the user folder from the installed DASYLab Program Files folder to the user folders (Documents and Settings for XP, User for Vista and Windows 7).
Installing an earlier version of DASYLab on Windows 7 will cause the user folders to be created in a virtual folder, which may be difficult to find. You can probably avoid this by changing the location of the installed DASYLab folder. Don't install into the default location.
This affects the DASYLab.ini file, with your user settings, as well as the Worksheets, Data and other user folders.
However, the issue of the driver is real. You are going to have to install the latest version of the InstaCal software for the USB-1208HS, and the driver that shipped with DASYLab 8 may not work correctly with it. We've rewritten that driver twice now -- the Measurement Computing driver that ships with V12 has been completely updated and revised to work with Windows 7 and the current release of the InstaCal/Universal Library.