RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro support for Windows XP / 7 / 8

Last Wednesday in this article I discussed how to use Rockwell’s PCDC webpage to look up the compatibility of Rockwell Software packages with Microsoft Windows operating systems.

In today’s article we’ll take a look at the results for RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro.

RSLogix 5 compatibility with Windows XP:

RSLogix 5 and Windows XP

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see versions 7.10.02 through 8.00.00 are all listed as Windows XP compatible.

RSLogix 5 compatibility with Windows 7:

RSLogix 5 and Windows 7

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see version 8 is listed as Windows 7 compatible, while version 7.4 may have some compatibility with Windows 7 prior to SP1.

RSLogix 5 compatibility with Windows 8:

On Rockwell’s PCDC webpage, when RSLogix 5 is selected Windows 8 is not one of the options.

This indicates no RSLogix 5 support for the Windows 8 operating system.

RSLogix 500 compatibility with Windows XP:

RSLogix 500 and Windows XP

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see versions 8.20, 8.30.01, and 9.00 are all listed as Windows XP compatible.

The dashes present for version 8.10, 8.30, and 8.40 are listed in the legend as meaning, “no known issues or dependencies,” but it may be better to interpret them as meaning, “not tested or supported.”

RSLogix 500 compatibility with Windows 7:

RSLogix 500 and Windows 7

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see versions 8.4, 9.0, and 9.05.01 are all listed as supporting Windows 7.

RSLogix 500 compatibility with Windows 8:

RSLogix 500 and Windows 8

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see only version 9.05.01 is listed as being Windows 8 compatible.

RSLogix Micro compatibility with Windows XP:

RSLogix Micro and Windows XP

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see versions 8.20, 8.30, and 8.40 are all listed as Windows XP compatible.

The dashes present for version 8.10, 8.17, 9.0 and 9.05.01 are listed in the legend as meaning, “no known issues or dependencies,” but it may be better to interpret them as meaning, “not tested or supported.”

Note: The release notes for version 9.05.01 do not list Windows XP as a supported OS, and therefore the above chart is likely incorrect as far as 9.05.01 is concerned.

RSLogix Micro compatibility with Windows 7:

RSLogix Micro and Windows 7

In the above screen shot of Rockwell’s PCDC webpage we can see versions 8.30 and 8.40 are listed as supporting Windows 7.

The dashes present for version 8.10, 8.17, 8.20, 9.0 and 9.05.01 are listed in the legend as meaning, “no known issues or dependencies,” but it may be better to interpret them as meaning, “not tested or supported.”

RSLogix Micro compatibility with Windows 8:

On Rockwell’s PCDC webpage, when RSLogix Micro is selected Windows 8 is not one of the available options.

This typically would indicate no RSLogix Micro support for the Windows 8 operating system, however the release notes for RSLogix Micro version 8 do specifically state is does support Windows 8.

I hope the above look at RSLogix 5, 500, and Micro compatibility with Windows XP, 7 and 8 was helpful.

If you have a comment, question, or suggestion, please feel free to submit them using the “Leave a reply” form at the bottom of this page.

Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
Automation Consultant
Insights In Automation

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