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

In today's article we'll take a look at the results for RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 Logix Designer.


RSLogix 5000 compatibility with Windows XP:

RSLogix5000-Windows-XP

In the above screen shot of Rockwell's PCDC webpage we can see versions 16.03.00 – 20.03.00 are all listed as being Windows XP compatible.


RSLogix 5000 compatibility with Windows 7:

RSLogix5000-Windows-7

In this screen shot of Rockwell's PCDC webpage we can see versions 19.01.01 – 20.03.00 are listed as being Windows 7 compatible.

While the older versions are listed as “not compatible,” I've found they do work fairly well, but small issues (like not being able to open the help files) do pop-up from time to time.


RSLogix 5000 compatibility with Windows 8:

RSLogix5000-Windows-8

Finally, in the above screen shot of Rockwell's PCDC webpage we can see versions 16.03.00 -20.03 are all listed as not being Windows 8 compatible (I've never attempted to run them on Windows 8 myself.)


Studio 5000 compatibility with Windows XP:

Studio5000-Windows-XP

In the above screen shot of Rockwell's PCDC webpage we can see versions 21.0.00 – 26.01.00 are all listed as not being Windows XP compatible.


Studio 5000 compatibility with Windows 7:

Studio5000-Windows-7

In this screen shot of Rockwell's PCDC webpage we see versions 21.0.00 – 26.01.00 are listed as being Windows 7 Pro SP1 and Home Premium SP1 compatible.

The remaining versions of Windows 7 are listed as “may be compatible” which I interpret as meaning these versions have not specifically been tested, but should work.


Studio 5000 compatibility with Windows 8:

Studio5000-Windows-8

Lastly, in the above screen shot we can see versions 24.0.00 – 26.01.00 are listed as being Windows 8 compatible, while older versions are not.

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I hope the above look at RSLogix/Studio 5000 Windows compatibility was helpful.

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Sincerely,

Shawn Tierney
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