READ FIRST: As of April 2020 this procedure has changed – see the new article HERE for the updated steps.
I commend Rockwell on their efforts to improve their website, however it's disappointing they often don't provide redirects from old pages to new, leaving thousands of daily visitors landing on broken or missing pages.
That in mind, I've redirected my RSLogix Micro Starter Lite Download Link (www.TheAutomationBlog.com/mld) to come to this page where I can keep this procedure on downloading the free software up-to-date:
Step 1) Start by navigating to www.ab.com, which will redirect you to ab.rockwellautomation.com:
Step 3) Now type in “RSLogix Micro” in the search box, and then choose “RSLogix Micro Starter Lite w/o RSLinx EN” from the list:
Step 4) Then select “Download”:
Step 5) Next, expand the version listing by click on the plus sign:
Step 6) And the select the downloads link (a small picture of a hard drive and arrow) for version 10 as shown below:
Important: Today, only the downloads for version 10 and 11 have links to the software downloads, so it's important to chose the link shown above:
Step 7) In the next window, select the check-boxes for RSLogix Micro Starter Lite w/o RSLinx EN, RSLogix Emulate, and RSLinx Classic Lite as shown below:
NOTE: The software list shown below may not be in the same exact order as what you find online today as over time Rockwell rearranges this list.
Step 8) Then select the “Download Now” button on the bottom right:
Step 9) At this point you may be asked to sign in.
NOTE: If you don't already have a free account for Rockwell's website, go ahead and create one (be sure to use a valid email address as you'll need to open the email they send you to confirm your registration.) Once your account is setup, sign in so you can continue with the download:
Step 10) Accept the terms:
Step 11) Next I recommend selecting “Direct Download”:
Step 12) Now select the links to download RSLogix Micro Starter Lite, RSLinx Classic, and RS Emulate 500:
Note: Below you'll find a screenshot of Rockwell's website showing which versions of Windows 7 RSLogix Micro 8.3 is supported on (it does work well on Windows 10, but the free version is not officially supported on it:)
For information on other operating systems check out Rockwell's compatibility website using the link below:
NEW! See the above procedure demonstrated in Episode 6 of The Automation Minute, Season 3:
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