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Running RadSuite on Vista & Windows 7

posted May 13, 2010, 1:57 PM by Matt Granger   [ updated May 16, 2010, 9:39 PM ]
     Do you have users asking if they can run RadSuite on Vista or Windows 7?  Have you tested it?  Although Emergicas hasn't officially validated it to run on anything higher than Windows XP (will they ever now?), I haven't been able to find any issues with it on higher OS's (I've tested Vista 32bit, Vista 64bit, and Windows 7 64bit).  The only downside is the login screen will show an OS compatibility warning, then a warning about there not being the correct amount of RAM, and finally RadSuite displays a disclaimer in the title bar that it isn't for diagnostic use. 
     Assuming you are willing to test this in your own environment first, and you let your users know that RadSuite isn't officially blessed beyond XP, you can eliminate both those warnings and the extra title bar message.  On your Vista or Win7 PC, follow these instructions which show one of my favorite methods for launching RadSuite PACS.  Next, right click the new shortcut, go to the 'Compatibility' tab and choose to run it in Windows XP SP3 mode.  Note: if multiple users log into the computer you do this on, click the 'Change settings for all users' button and duplicate the WinXP SP3 setting there, too.  Click OK and test it out.  Windows will fake Java into thinking it's running on XP and RadSuite doesn't know any better so it stops complaining.  Had you already figured this one out?  Have you ran into any trouble on Vista or Win7?  Let me know what you think!