Siemens Step 7 Simatic Manager Install on Windows 10

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    Michael Winters
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    Has anyone been able to successfully install Siemens Step 7 Simatic Manager on Windows 10? If so, can you please indicate the steps you took to make this work. Thanks in advance!


    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.

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    I’m currently working with Step 7 v5.6 in Windows 10. No issues so far!
    Just used the DVD and all went well…

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