hey 'stop begging start digging' (that's my fav motto lol) please !!, i just TRY TO HELP here you guys with my 'conducive hand' as you say ...apart from that, thx for those links to the Community, but it's clearly USELESS to download 'all programs in the world', i mean 'if 1 runs that's enough' no ??...so first WHICH one do you want to install and intend to use : PDMS v11.6 or v12 ?,...and also tell me which (exact version or service pack) of v11.6 do you have ??...
now, DID YOU READ my previous msgs, did you go to AVEVA's website or did you dl and looked at the Installation Guide PDFs manuals i posted ??!! :
'you prefer to work on your laptop (Vista only)'?, fine pal...but i told you that PDMS was built for XP-compatibility only / NOT for other OS such as Vista,Mac OS x,Linux,Sun,etc (older versions used to run on NT or UNIX servers but...maybe 8/10years ago,not anymore)...so i think it's BEST either if you run it from your Desktop, or make a Dual-boot Vista/XP on 2partitions on your Laptop...all right ?
but, even that may not be true and there's a different SOLUTION for you, because popynka managed to run/cr@ck it on Vista (doing some changes) !! see his picture so that seems POSSIBLE too (but i've never tested) :
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