Reply To: Siemens Step 7 Simatic Manager Install on Windows 10

AdminFred Graham
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Hi Michael and welcome to the forum. I’ve done a little digging into your questions and here is what I found.
This is a bit of a hack so try at your own risk:

To install STEP 7 v5.5 SP3 (DVD update release) follow these steps.

1. Download and install the latest 64-bit version of automation license manager here.

2. Copy DVD content to any directory on hdd.

3. Modify ./Setup.exe using any resouce modification software. Eg ResourceHacker. Add the line

//this is the os ID of Windows 8 64bit

4. Modify ./InstData/Setup.ini under section OS.

PlattformIDAllowed = 1;2;3

Add the lines


5. Modify all msi-files to enable the ingore-button on installation failures (like installing on unsupported OS’s). Use any software possible to manipulate MSI-files. E.g. InstEd.

Search for DLG_INSTALLATIONREQUIREMENTS_DISABLE_IGNORE. Change Action from Disbale to Enable.

Run ./Setup to start installation. Press the ingore-button when told it’s not possible to install on running OS.

Good luck and if you’re looking for an excellent text on this and Siemens programming – check out this book Automating with SIMATIC S7-1200: Configuring, Programming and Testing with STEP 7 Basic V11; Visualization with WinCC Basic V11 on Amazon, I highly recommend, it is excellent!

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