Is PG5 2.0 or PG5 2.1 compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8?

FAQ #101128

Yes, PG5 2.0 and PG5 2.1 are fully compatible with the 32 and 64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows 7 ("Windows 7 professional" and "Windows 7 home premimum edition") and Windows 8.

PG5 1.4 is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8, but with some points to consider during the installation and operation (please refer to FAQ 100710).

 

Compatibilty with Windows Vista
Since Windows 7 and Windows 8 (like Windows Vista) does have more restrictive rules than e.g. Windows XP some adaptions in the default paths of PG5 2.0 have been applied (compared to PG5 1.x):


Paths used for Windows XP:

  • Project directory
    Windows 7/8 does not expect users to write into a root folder in "C:\" like PG5 1.x did. therefore the new default folder is:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\Projects
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\Projects
  • Library directory
    Windows 7/8 does not expect users to write into the "Program Files" folder (which is done when installing a new FBox library by the user). Therefore the new default folder for libraries is:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\Libs
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\Libs
  • Local directory
    The license file (USER.KEY) and the '.5at' files used to register the add-on tools are in the following directory:
    PG5 2.0.110:                C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20
    PG5 2.0.150 and later:   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\LocalDir
    PG5 2.1:                       C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\LocalDir
  • User specific settings
    The specific user settings for the different editors and S-Comm driver are no longer saved in the Windows registry but in the directory defined specially for this kind of data:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\Local Settings\Application Data\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\Local Settings\Application Data\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21
  • Application directory
    The PG5 default installation path is in the same location as with PG5 1.x:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Program Files\SAIA-Burgess\PG5_20
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Program Files\SAIA-Burgess\PG5_21
  • Templates directory
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\Templates
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\Templates




Paths used for Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8:

  • Project directory
    Windows 7/8 does not expect users to write into a root folder in C:\ like PG5 1.x did. therefore the new default folder is:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\Projects
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\Projects
  • Library directory
    Windows 7/8 does not expect users to write into the "Program Files" folder (which is done when installing a new FBox library by the user). Therefore the new default folder for libraries is:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\Libs
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\Libs
  • Local directory
    The license file (USER.KEY) and the '.5at' files used to register the add-on tools are in the following directory:
    for PG5 2.0.110:               C:\Users\Public\Application Data\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20
    for PG5 2.0.150 and later:  C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\LocalDir
    for PG5 2.1:                     C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\LocalDir
  • User specific settings
    The specific user settings for the different editors and S-Comm driver are no longer saved in the Windows registry but in the directory defined specially for this kind of data:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Users\"user name"\Local\AppData\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Users\"user name"\Local\AppData\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21
  • Application directory
    The PG5 default installation path is in the same location as with PG5 1.x:
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Program Files\SAIA-Burgess\PG5_20
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Program Files\SAIA-Burgess\PG5 V2.1.nnn
  • Templates directory
    for PG5 2.0: C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_20\Templates
    for PG5 2.1: C:\Users\Public\Saia-Burgess\PG5_21\Templates



PG5 2.0 and 2.1 does no longer write into the Windows registry during normal operation.
Therefore it is possible running PG5 2.0/2.1 as "common" user (for PG5 1.x you had to be "power user" or "administrator").


Remark regarding 64-bit version of Vista and Windows 7
In case you need to install PG5 2.0/2.1 on a PC running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, Windows7 or Windows Server 2008, please refer to FAQ 101463 (see link below).

 

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