easyC with Windows Vista 64-bit

Hello Everybody!

Don’t know if any of you remember me, but I used to be pretty active on this forum. I finally got off of my WoW addiction and I am now back to my vEx addiction.

I probably posted this in the wrong section, but I know intelitek no longer supports easyC v1.x. I’m still trying to figure out where I should’ve posted it :confused:

I recently built a new PC that uses Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. When I tried to install easyC 1 it went fine; and then the licensing page appeared when I opened it up. unfortunatly, there was no PC Specific Code- meaning I can’t transfer the software until I find one.

I think that easyC 1 may have trouble detecting the hardware with Vista 64-bit. I did install it unto a 32-bit Vista Home Premium successfully in the past.

My BIOS does detect all of my hardware such as the hard drive and processor correctly, so I don’t think it is BIOS related.

Any suggestions/solutions are welcome. Thanks in advance, and good to see you all again!

The other person who voted for vista 64, I’m guessing your using easyC 2/Pro/Other?

If you do happen to be using easyC 1, would you mind telling me how?


Make sure you run it as administrator. (It got really frustrating for me)

I am… I think. The account I’m on is an administrator account.

What OS are you using Dylan?

I use windows Vista 32 bit. What I mean by running it as administrator is to right click the icon and select “run as administrator” if you haven’t already done so. Hope this helps!:slight_smile:

Thank you so much Dylan.

I haven’t really used a Windows PC in 5 years besides some word processing, and I’m not used to having security.

Anyways, running as admin fixed it. Again, thanks so much! (I was about ready to just buy the upgrade instead of saving up for an LCD. My current CRT monitor is 10 years old)

You might want to consider getting the upgrade to EasyC 2 or Pro though. They both support newer sensors like the quadrature encoders and potentiometers and have many great features. EasyC 2 has analog and digital input blocks, user functions, and commands like “Break”, “Return”, and “Continue”. EasyC Pro has support for the new upcoming LCD and an “Interrupt Watcher” block.

I know how it is when money is tight, but I’m really glad that I got the upgrades to EasyC 2 and Pro.

I used to use EasyC 2 for my Trinity Fitre Fighting Robot competition. When your in a competition that uses autonomous mode, it is definetly important.

However, right now the only extra sensor I have is the line follower. Once I get some more I will probably upgrade.

Good to see you back. I don’t currently have a programming software loaded onto my PC. If i did though, I would look really hard for a Linux compatible one, as Vista is evil! I’ve been lucky enough to get a BEAST laptop with a Linux OS as a 10 second boot alternative to 64 bit Vista ultimate. This might not be practical for you,as you’ve already paid for EasyC, but I mainly just wanted to say hi.

Heh, hi BMX670! Good to see you again too.

IMO vista gets a lot more bad rep than it should- this coming from a Mac user.

Then again, Im running it on my custom built PC, so it doesn’t mess with my RAM as much as it does with the average PC.

The parts in my PC are listed at the end of this vid:

whistles Niice! I’d love to build a PC like that, but my family needs the laptop. I don’t know how they’ll survive when I take it with me to college. Little bit of info that you might like, Asus recently released a graphics card that can redirect its processing power to other tasks such as web browsing. They’re really coming onto the PC market fighting.

Is it an nVidia based card?

Because almost all high-end nVidia cards have that capability, I believe it is called CUDA. And it just so happens to support c++ processing ^^

There used to be a page on nVidia’s site that I can no longer find that showed a comparison between a CPUs 1/2/4 processors to the 240 commonly found in high end GPUs. I think they might have deleted it.

There was an article on Popsci. Let me see if I can find it… (searching…)

Ah! here we are! It’s pretty B.A.

Yep! Thats it.

That card just happens to be an ASUS brand, its using an nVidia chipset.

I don’t know about ATI, but nVidia definetly has the technology.

Glad I could help!:slight_smile:

PS: BMX, Vista is NOT eveil! Yes, it will anually crash, but it is very reliable, and nicely designed. It’s better than XP.

Mmmmm… I’ll just reply to that by saying that I’ll be happy when Windows 7 is ready.

If you right click on the .exe file, run as administrator and go through the process, it typically works fine. I can say this confidently due to the fact that at work we install easyC V2 on anywhere between 5-10 vista laptops a week, and rarely do they screw up. That is on a Vista 32-bit system, 64-bit I am not so familiar with, but I wouldn’t see a huge issue with it. Since I have seen nobody click 7 beta, it does work just fine. My old roommate has it, and I had him try it out and it worked just fine.