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GENERAL: WINDOWS COMPATIBILITY: ARM, C166, C251, and C51 tools

QUESTION

Are the ARM, C166, C251, and C51 development kits compatible with Windows XP, Windows XP64, Windows Vista(32-bit or 64-bit), or Windows 7(32-bit or 64-bit), etc.?

ANSWER

Yes. The majority of our customers use these operating systems. We have not experienced any major difficulties running under thes f these operating systems.

The MDK-ARM tools are compatible with:

  • Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) - released January 2007
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) - released October 2009
  • Windows 8.x (32-bit or 64-bit) (WinRT not supported) - released October 2012
  • Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit) - released July 2015

Before releasing a Keil µVision update, we tested that update against the current Window OSs of the time.
Versions of Keil µVision released after those Windows' release dates were tested with no reported issues.
Versions of Keil µVision from before those Windows' release dates were not tested for full compatibility, i.e. any µVision version older than v4.50 is not recommended for use with Windows 8x or Windows 10.

Windows XP:

Note: Since April 2014 Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, so Windows XP and Windows XP64 are no longer listed as supported OSs.

RESOLUTION

Older versions of the Keil tools may act odd, e.g. not start or behave strangely, if used on a Windows OS different than the ones Keil Support initially tested with.

To resolve these odd issues, there are 3 possible solutions:

There are 3 possible solutions:

  1. Update to a Keil version released after 2012 or 2015.
    To see what versions of the tools a Product Serial Number (PSN) will work for, please go to www.keil.com/demo.
    Below the 'Maintenance Status and Previous Versions' heading, in the teal box, paste in a Product Serial Number (PSN) or License ID Code (LIC) and press enter - a list of versions appears.
    The non-greyed out links are versions you are entitled to download i.e. versions released within the Product's (PSN's) support period.
  2. Run older versions of Keil on Windows 7.
    Windows 7 which was released in October 2009.
  3. Experiment with Windows Compatibility Mode Settings
    In Windows 8/10, use Windows compatibility mode (see link below) in combination with older Keil µVision versions.

FOR CURRENT WINDOWS VERSIONS, SEE ALSO

FOR OLDER WINDOWS VERSIONS, SEE ALSO

FOR ULINK ISSUES ON DIFFERENT WINDOWS VERSIONS, SEE ALSO

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Last Reviewed: Friday, September 25, 2015


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