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March 7, 2011

Windows 7 SP1 support in View

Filed under: view, vmware — Justin Emerson @ 9:12 am

Some updates for those on the bleeding edge.

When VMware first published the release notes for View 4.6, the following line was in the What’s New section:

  • Experimental support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 RC operating systems

Since that time, the release notes have been updated to the following:

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 operating systems

This is a very important change. When the View 4.6 bits shipped and the release notes were published, Windows 7 SP1 was not fully GA (only limited availability) and therefore the official support statement had to be experimental. Once the bits were generally available, VMware updated the release notes to confirm full support. I have also personally confirmed with the View Product Manager that Windows 7 SP1 is fully supported.

Also of note: while View 4.5 does not officially support Windows 7 SP1, this KB article outlines some View 4.5 patches which will make it work. Note that while it does not explicitly call out Windows 7 SP1, the incompatibility between SP1 and View 4.5 is the same – these patches are rolled up into SP1 and therefore SP1 has this issue. Note that there are some limitations around Local Mode, however.


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