I haven't been able to find an answer to this problem, so ant help would be great.
I have just got a new computer with windows 7. I have loaded MS V8 2004 (70) and MS V8i (ss2). We use both version and need to use currently use both.
The problem is that with MS V8 2004 whenever I try and attach a raster image MS just hangs and I can't do anything. I have to close using task manager. I can open the file in V8i no problems, I can then open the file in V8 2004 but then I have problems detaching rasters. I never had this problem in XP.
We have three computer that will be running the same setup and I hope to solve the problems before the next computers are upgraded.
Maybe this helps to track down the problem:
For 2004 editions there can be a issues with view artifacts like broken custom lines etc. This can be fixed by upgrading/downgrading video drivers or as workaround video drivers set to Microsoft fallback driver "Standard VGA".
MicroStation V8 2004 has not been certified (i.e. : is not supported) on Windows 7.
There are a few threads on this site discussing this, as you could find if you search "microstation v8 2004 on windows 7" in Google.
MicroStation V8 2004 is certified on Windows XP.
One possible workaround would be to install some virtual machine with Windows XP and use MicroStation V8 2004 only in the virtual machine.
Thank you for the replies
I do understand that V8 2004 has not been certified on Windows 7 and have read various discussions on here about that. I have not read anything which talks about this particular problem. As we are a small company with only three people we all need to have access to both V8 2004 and V8i.
I have tested this on one of the other machines and it does not have the same problem and seems to work fine.
Not quite sure what you mean by a 'virtual machine'. If you could explain this to me would be great.
A virtual machine is basically an application that is emulating PC. The virtual machine is configured with its own operating system and its started like a standard machine. So for example, you could create a virtual machine with Windows XP on it and boot it directly from Windows 7. The Windows XP virtual machine would then be available as a remote machine, though it would really run on the same PC as the Window 7 machine.
One virtual machine I have been using in the past is Windows Virtual PC. For example, I wanted to do some testing with Windows XP Japanese, so I used a virtual machine with a Windows XP Japanese and without needing to change my operating system on my machine.
If I'm not mistaken, you don't need to acquire a extra license for an operating system running on a virtual machine.
The downside is that the Virtual Machine is not as performant as a new computer.
By the way, did you try to re-install MicroStation V8 2004 on your PC? Since it doesn't happen on this other machine, maybe resintalling will fix the problem??
I have tried to reinstall (more than once) and it continually comes up with this problem not matter how I install it yet it seems to work fine on the other machine which has windows 7. We have been using V8 2004 for a while on other computers with XP and have never had this problem which makes me think it is a windows 7 problem but it works fine on one computer and not on another. It has been very frustrating and time consuming. I'll try and get our IT person to set up the virtual machine (but this does not sound ideal) when we see them next but if there is another solution or explanation for this problem it would be very appreciated.