gkmethy wrote:I noticed that there's the possibilitiy to switch or activate the USB devices when I run the VM, but nothing happened other than having XP detecting the key and installing the drivers.
XP mode of Windows 7 is basically a Virtual machine running XP operating system under the Windows 7 machine. Because it is a virtual machine, the peripherals of your computer (like the USB ports) are either assigned to Win7 or XP. My guess is that the USB port where your key is is assigned to Win7, and that is why ArchiCAD thinks you are running it as a terminal client.
The good news is: you don't need to deal with all this. Forget about the XP mode. Install ArchiCAD on Win 7 as a native application.So you are telling me I can install ArchiCAD 10 on Win7 and run it without any troubles? Could you please tell me step-by-step how to do this?
laszlonagy wrote:Hello and thanks for your suggestion.
Here is a link to AC10 on Win7. Should install fine.
gkmethy wrote:Hy Greg,
We did not thoroughly test AC 10 on Win 7, but we do use it occasionally, and it seems to run fine. I would stay away from Win7's XP mode, as that will probably severely affect the performance of ArchiCAD. I would not recommend running any CAD software in a virtual environment. It is doable, but probably you get much slower speeds than running it in Win7 native mode. "XP mode" is really a "Plan B" for applications that refuse to run under Win7 natively.
gkmethy wrote:It was a huge disappointment after purchasing a new laptop that, unfortunately, AC10 does not install... The last message I get from the installation process is the one about removing the key. Then nothing happens, except that Win7 return automatically to the predefined color scheme.
Install ArchiCAD on Win 7 as a native application.
jimpap wrote:How do you expect a software that was released 4 years ago to run perfectly on an operating system released 3 years later? Win7 did not exist when AC10 came out so how could the software be written in a way to run perfectly.
It was a huge disappointment after purchasing a new laptop that, unfortunately, AC10 does not install... The last message I get from the installation process is the one about removing the key. Then nothing happens, except that Win7 return automatically to the predefined color scheme.
My config: i3 / Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Do you have any suggestions?