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Running MotionPlanner on Windows7

MotionPlanner can be run on Windows7 (32bit and 64bit).

 

Be sure to run it in XP Compatibility mode and as an Administrator (right-click on MotionPlanner2.exe file):

Default file location is C:\Program Files\Parker\Motion Planner

Windows7 does not install the legacy Windows Help program. You may encounter an error when opening Motion Planner Help. "Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) is no longer included with Windows"

The necessary files can be found in the Microsoft Download Center. WinHlp32.exe downloads for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607

After installing the above file you may encounter another error when opening help :

"There was a problem running the macro. (1037)"

To eliminate this error, on the same MS download Center page as above, find the section

"How to enable macros on a single computer after you install WinHlp32.exe"

and run the FixIt.