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Code Composer IDE - TMS320C3x/C4x and Windows 7 Compatibility

We use Code Composer IDE - TMS320C3x/C4x 4.10.36.  Our company is forcing an update to Windows 7 and I was wondering if anyone has been able to successfully run this on Windows 7.  Note that this is not Code Composer Studio.  According to http://www.ti.com/tool/codecomposer , it is only supported through XP.  When installing, we get the following error:

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running.  Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

I believe that Code Composer must be a 16-bit program and that may be the reason it isn't working with Windows 7.  As I understand, Windows 7 does not support 16-bit programs.  We have tried compatibility mode and still receive the same error.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Hi Joshua,

    Are you trying to install on Windows 7 64-bit?

    ki

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  • In reply to Ki-Soo Lee:

    Yes.

  • In reply to Joshua M:

    Yea, I've read that while Windows 7-32 supports 16-bit apps, Windows 7-64 does not. Your best bet may be to run CC from an XP virtual machine.

    ki

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  • In reply to Ki-Soo Lee:

    We tried to use compatibility mode.  That did not change anything.  We even tried all the settings (win95, win2000, winXP, winXP SP2, etc).  Are you suggesting something other than compatibility mode when you say XP virtual machine?

    After reading your comment, I did a little research and it does appear we may have more luck running this in a 32-bit version of Windows 7.  If I get a 32-bit machine to test on I will post the results.

    In the meantime if you or anyone else has any thoughts or can confirm a working installation on Windows 7, that would be greatly appreciated.

  • In reply to Joshua M:

    Joshua M
    Are you suggesting something other than compatibility mode when you say XP virtual machine?

    Yes, I mean an actual running Virtual Machine. Like the XP Mode VM that comes with Windows 7 professional:

    http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/using-windows-7s-xp-mode-step-by-step/

    Or popular third party VM providers like VMware or VirtualBox

    http://www.vmware.com/

    https://www.virtualbox.org/

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