Keeping You Updated With Our
Latest News

SDS/2 Compatible with Newly Released Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate

SDS/2 Compatible with Newly Released Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate

SDS/2 users are able to seamlessly switch to the newly released Microsoft Windows 7 operating system without losing any functionality in the software.

SDS/2 versions 7.145 and 7.203 have both been successfully installed and tested on the new operating system. Testing was also completed between two machines with the SDS/2 data directory — one running Windows 7 and one running on a previous version of the operating system.

Future releases of v7.1 and v7.2 will have the updated installs for Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. Before installing, please note:

  • The install now recognizes Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, and asks the user about changing permissions so the “Users” group will be able to write SDS/2 data files
  • A fresh install (no existing data directory for this major version) will default the data files to the “ProgramData” directory instead of “Program Files”
Current SDS/2 users who may have questions about the compatibility between SDS/2 and Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate should contact their Design Data support representative.