on 2020-04-2805:00 AM - edited on 2022-05-1604:45 AM by Minh Nguyen
GRAPHISOFT is continuously testing the latest releases of Windows 10. We have found Windows 10 to be fully compatible with our current products. Any known issues found so far and to be found in the future will be published under the Known Issues section below.
As Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 GRAPHISOFT recommends to update all systems running the operating systems listed above to Windows 10.
Compatible: all features of the respective ARCHICAD version are supported by the Operating System. Not Compatible: the ARCHICAD version does not run on the Operating System.
Windows 10 Channels, Editions
Microsoft has changed how updates and upgrades are rolled out for the operating system. Two channels (formerly branches) have been created to differentiate when new features are rolled out to the Windows users.
Supported versions: Semi-Annual Channel (20H2, 21H1), General Availability Channel (21H2)
Not supported versions: Windows Insider Preview Branch, Current Branch for Business (1607), Long Term Servicing Branch (1507, 1607), Long Term Servicing Channel (1809, 21H2)
Note that Long Term Servicing Channel (formerly LTSB) is created for purpose dedicated devices. Based on Microsoft's statement, it is not intended to be used by a productivity user. GRAPHISOFT products are supported on Pro and Enterprise editions and are compatible with Home and Educational editions.
Study Windows 10 articles for any known issues, difficulties
Back up all of your data, including ARCHICAD / BIMcloud specific data before upgrading the operating system. When switching from 32-bit to 64-bit, you need to perform a clean install of Windows. This means that you have to re-install all your software applications and migrate all your data after installing the system.
Upload all Software keys to the License Pool
Return all borrowed licenses before upgrading the OS
Allow yourself enough time for the upgrade, do not upgrade the OS close to a deadline
Install ARCHICAD. Your ARCHICAD install DVD includes both 32-bit and 64-bit version of ARCHICAD, and the correct version will automatically selected when you run the automated installer wizard.