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I'm presently thinking about transitioning off of WinXP to something more modern.  The hangup is that I need to bring LabVIEW 5.1 with me.  Plus, I use it with GPIB instruments so I need NI488.2 also.  After some experimentation and what-not I've determined the following:

  Win7 (64-bit) couldn't even get the installer to work, compatibility thing didn't seem to help.

  Win7 (32-bit) basically pointless on multiple levels

  Ubuntu with WINE might work except for the GPIB driver issue; still investigating.

  WinXP (64-bit) couldn't install.

 

My question: is there something I've missed or haven't tried that would get LV5.1.1 working on Ubuntu or Win7 (in that order of preference)?  Alternatively can anyone confirm for a fact that WinXP is as far as I can go with LV5.1.1?  I know I can take the coward's way out and set up an XP partition just for LabVIEW.  Upgrading LabVIEW is also, unfortunately, not an option.

 

TIA,

eric

 

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Hmmm.  That's a tough one.  If you are stuck with old code (LV5.1) then you might as well stick with an old OS (XP).

 

I'd say go for the XP partition or a virtual machine running on a Win7 host ... or upgrade LabVIEW. 

 

Why the hang-up on 5.1.1?

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Have you search for LabVIEW 5.1 compatibility with different windows versions ? 

Take a look here:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/B972242574D4BB99862575A7007520CB

 

Sorry to say, but it seems to be that LabVIEW 5.1.1 is not compatible with Windows 7 and Windows XP.

You might be lucky to get it running on Windows XP as XP is very much like 2000. But Windows 7 has a different design/structure.

 

 

 

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It's just not used enough to justify the cost of an upgrade or the effort that may be required to port the vis.

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For certain versions of Windows 7, you can freely download and install Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC. Might just work.

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dkfire wrote:

Have you search for LabVIEW 5.1 compatibility with different windows versions ? 

Take a look here:

http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/B972242574D4BB99862575A7007520CB

 

Sorry to say, but it seems to be that LabVIEW 5.1.1 is not compatible with Windows 7 and Windows XP.

You might be lucky to get it running on Windows XP as XP is very much like 2000. But Windows 7 has a different design/structure.

 

 

 


 

I have it running on 32-bit XP.  Couldn't get it to install on XP-64.  I saw something in an inf file or something that leads me to think the installer checks the machine's architecture.  Whether or not it actually matters, I can't say.

 

eric

 

 

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altenbach wrote:

For certain versions of Windows 7, you can freely download and install Windows XP Mode with Virtual PC. Might just work.


 

That looks interesting.  Thanks for the tip.

 

eric

 

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Something like VirtualBox OSE might work if you set up a Win XP virtual machine. I use one on my Ubuntu laptop for a couple XP-only applications.

 

You might run into problems getting devices to be seen though. 

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You could also use VMWare to run both the older OS as well as the old LabVIEW. The area  I think you may have the most problems with would be any drivers for old hardware. Those may be impossible to locate or not even exist.



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callanb wrote:

Something like VirtualBox OSE might work if you set up a Win XP virtual machine. I use one on my Ubuntu laptop for a couple XP-only applications.

 

You might run into problems getting devices to be seen though. 


 

Something not Windows-centric, nice.  Now if I can just sign onto their forum.

 

Thanks,

eric

 

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