MLS vs. Windows 7

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MLS vs. Windows 7

Postby lrawlins » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:16 pm

Hi all,

I just received a brand new Dell Optiplex 580 to replace an old Dell GX270 that was on it's last legs. The bad news is the new machine is running Windows 7.

Just in case anyone is wondering, no MLS will not run on Win 7 and it tells you just that.

Other than using the Win XP Install disk from another machine and reformatting the drive does anyone know of a work around this?

Thanks

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Postby mkmurray » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:21 pm

lrawlins wrote:Hi all,

I just received a brand new Dell Optiplex 580 to replace an old Dell GX270 that was on it's last legs. The bad news is the new machine is running Windows 7.

Just in case anyone is wondering, no MLS will not run on Win 7 and it tells you just that.

Other than using the Win XP Install disk from another machine and reformatting the drive does anyone know of a work around this?

Thanks

You might want to keep tabs on this recent thread and wait until MLS 3.3 comes out of beta so that you can keep the Windows 7 installation: http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5839
Many questions are already answered on the LDSTech wiki. Check it out!

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Postby crislapi » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:12 am

lrawlins wrote:Other than using the Win XP Install disk from another machine and reformatting the drive does anyone know of a work around this?


MLS 3.3 will run on Windows 7. It still has some issues, but it's still in beta. It should be out in a couple weeks. The release notes can be found here:
http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5833

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MLS on Windows 7

Postby aclawson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:49 am

I am assuming you have tried running as Administrator and in compatibility mode, correct?

If not you *CAN* run it but you will need to use XP Mode. Free to download (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx) XP Mode installs a virtual XP machine within Windows. It takes a bit of time to set it up (you are installing a copy of XP that runs within Windows 7 after all) but you won't have to format the drive to load XP.

Let me know if you have any questions. I was running XP Mode to tinker with the Meedinghouse Webcast software - it works just fine.

(It is also useful if you want to experiment - if you mess something up just reformat the virtual machine and start over)

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Postby crislapi » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:34 am

I ran 3.3.0b (beta) w/ the clerk account, which is set up as an administrator, but that's it. I just ran it under the default Windows 7 setup. No compatibility mode or XP emulator. It worked fine yesterday with one exception. If you stay logged in for a long period of time, it starts popping up error windows telling you the system clock has changed and you therefore need to log out.

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MLS under clerk account

Postby aclawson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:16 am

Try running it under the clerk account but specify "run as administrator".

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Postby lajackson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:53 am

aclawson wrote:If not you *CAN* run it but you will need to use XP Mode.


We were told that MLS 3.2 will not run under Windows 7 (although some have made it work in compatibility mode or similar).

We have also been told that MLS 3.3 (which has not yet been released but is in beta) will be programmed for and capable of running on Windows 7.

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Postby aebrown » Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:57 am

lajackson wrote:We were told that MLS 3.2 will not run under Windows 7 (although some have made it work in compatibility mode or similar).


Those who have made it work were only using the test data, where transmission is not an issue. I've never heard of anyone making full MLS work under Windows 7 including Send/Receive.
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