Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

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I have a ST6-Win7 node-locked installation off-manteinance. Two questions:

 

1) Will ST6 work on the later releases of Win 10, even if unsupported?

2) Will the node-locked license resist to the upgrade?

 

Any experiences here? I'm not interested in Siemens support ("No, you can't"), but just in user experiences.

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Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Hi,

I am afraid answer to both your question is "No".

1. ST8 is the first release fully supported on W10. My experience with older ST on W10 is mostly bad.

2. No, when you reinstall OS, unique CID number for node locked license will change.

 

Ota

Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

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Builder

Thank you, I will take care of your answer.

 

Just for your info, reinstall OS does not change the CID. I did it in the past and Solid Edge worked again: the only thing to pay attention to is to mantain the hostname, including upper and lower case letter.

Example: Cad9 and CAD9 are different hostnames, and the second one made my CID invalid. It's clear that the migration from Seven to 10 could be a different story.

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Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

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Builder
A little update: after migrating to Windows 10:

1) Solid Edge ST6 Node-locked starts and recognize the license
2) The application crashes immediately when I try to open an existing or new file.

I rolled back to Seven. My need was this one: I have a customer on ST6 and other one on ST9. Due to the bad behaviour fo the ST9 GUI on Seven, I was making an attempt to make things better on ST9 on W10, but still having ST6 working.
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Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

In some cases (I tested with ST7 on W10) reinstall of Solid Edge and patch to latest MP will solve crash issue. Sometimes upgrade of graphics card driver is also needed.

But with ST6 I do not know...

 

Ota

Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

Builder
Builder

Unfortunately this didn't worked for me, even if I tried to execute edge.exe in compatibility mode Seven-x64.

 

I guess that there is no way to use ST6 on Win-10, while it should be possible to run ST7 after MP4.

 

Thank you for your suggestion anyway.

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Re: Upgrade to Windows 10 with a ST6 node-locked license

Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

@Alessandro

This is correct.  There was a Solid Edge software fix that we added to Solid Edge ST7 MP4  (February 2015) to  allow opening Solid Edge files on Windows 10.  

 

I am not aware of any workarounds for running Solid Edge ST6 on Windows 10.

 

Laura

Solid Edge Release Manager