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Help Installing GX Developer on Windows 10

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Hello all,  I'm new to this site and kind of new to PLC programming.

I have been forced to upgrade to windows 10 and I can not get GX Developer to install.  The application begins to install then it just stops for no reason.

I have uploaded the latest version from the Mitsubishi web site. (Version 8.503Z) 

I watched a video that said you have to install ENVMEL and obviously I tried.  It did install but still same results

I also read thru the Tech Doc FA-A-0207 referencing windows 10 install but nothing in it about the software not installing

 

Thanks

Brian

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Hi YJLinkFixer,

I had trouble installing some older Mitsubishi software a little while ago and it was resolved by starting Windows 10 in safe mode (Google for instructions) and installing.

Let me know if that does the trick.

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Forced?

Then whoever forced you needs telling that you can't run legacy software on an operating system that was built years after GX Dev (although I think it will)

I think I got the most recent version of 'Melsoft environment' and GX installed ok - but I don't use Windows 10 for any plc software. 

 

As a footnote and not much to do with this topic; I was heckled by some tech savvy machine operators the other day.

I had to get in a Toshiba plc on their 30 year old machine. I booted up my old laptop with the Toshiba software on and the Windows XP logo came up.

These know-alls were straight on me 'Windows XP???? You do know there is windows 7 and 10 now don't you'

'Oh look, his laptop has a floppy disk slot'

'Bet he's only just updated from windows 98'

Great hilarity that this old geezer was still using a steam driven computer.

I made out that I had no clue things has moved on and tried looking impressed and amazed.

They were very happy they had passed on vital knowledge to me.

 

Machine mended - off I went 

 

Edited by Ron_S
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I'm sorry about your luck, that's some really primitive software.

Why not use a virtual machine with Windows XP for your legacy Mits PLC software?

I recently worked on a small project that use Mits GX Works 2, someone else already had a Windows 7 VM so I started with it. I made the mistake of updating Windows and then GX Works would not even start.

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Wonderful story.. LOL

The company I work for has had several attacks on their data and has spent a lot of money to ensure it does not happen again.  So yes I was forced to upgrade. That was not the worst part they wiped the entire hard drive so I have to reinstall all software.

I have checked with Mits to confirm the version I have is compatible with Win10 so I'm sure its some kind of virus scan or something like a .NET software that needs installing.  I've installed GX Works and GTWin with no problem its just the GX Developer that's giving me problems.  Its not super important that I install it since all my PLCs work with GXwork2.  I just did not want to spend all that time converting my programs over.  We are talking about 5 or 6 hundred programs.

I will try to get the IT department to let me boot up in safe mode and try installing that way.  I'll keep you posted if it works.

 

Brian

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Civet

It took a act of congress but they finally put my PC in safe mode and it installed.

Thanks so much

Brian

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You can install gxwork2 new version is include gx developer 

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Triee,

I did not have any problems installing GXWorks2 the problem was installing GX Developer from the same CD.  I did go to Mitsubishi web site and download the newest version with no luck either.  The only time it installed was when I put windows 10 in safe mode after that it installed no problem.

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