I am presently using CW for S12 v. 5.1 and for HCS08 v. 6.3 on Win-XP. I have a CW_Pro_NL-licence with a USB dongle. Now I am getting a new computer with 64-bit Windows 7; and the question is, will my CodeWarriors still work? I have during the last years read a lot of comments here on the forum regarding Windows 7; but I haven't found any clear info if it is possible and how to do it in that case. On the CodeWarrior main page I also see this worrying info: "Please note: USB dongle license configuration not supported on 64 bit Windows 7" .
Can somebody give a clear reply; what steps must I follow to continue working with v. 5.1 and 6.3 on 64-bit Windows 7?
Like it says, the dongle option is NOT supported for Win 7 64-bit.
There are work-arounds, but they involve changing your license type.
Option 1: Switch to a CodeWarrior floating license.
Pro: Gives same flexibility as dongle.
Con: You have to set up a license server, which usually creates headaches for the IT people because they have to unblock a specific IP port.
Con: If you can't get a network connection, you can't use CodeWarrior.
Option 2: Buy a USB-to-Ethernet interface module, and tie the CodeWarrior license to its MAC.
Pro: Gives same flexibility as a dongle, and you get Ethernet connectivity in the bargain.
Pro: Proven to work, and does not require a network connection-- just plug the module into the USB port.
Con: Have to buy the interface module, unless you are using one already.
Hope this helps.
Sorry for the late reply, but here is what I did:
CW for HC(X)12 v.5.1: I rehosted the compiler to my disk-ID (instead of the USB-dongle) -> I can continue working on this single machine. Your advice to buy an USB_to_Ethernet-module is very clever, will allow me to use CW on several machines by taking the module along.
CW for HC08 v. 6.3: This version does not install on Win7, so I have installed CW10.2 instead. But since I use this compiler so seldom, I most probably will restart my computer to Win XP when needed (easier than to transfer the old projects from 6.3 to 10.2).
Thanks for the update. Just be aware that if you have to reformat your hard drive (perhaps because of a system crash), the Disk ID changes, and you'l have to rehost your license. Since you've already done that once, doing it again should not be a problem.