How to Install Siemens SinuTrain Operate on Windows 7 Using Windows XP Mode
SinuTrain Operate is a training software for Siemens SINUMERIK CNC systems that allows you to simulate and program CNC machines on your PC. However, some versions of SinuTrain Operate are not compatible with Windows 7 operating system and require Windows XP instead. In this article, we will show you how to install SinuTrain Operate on Windows 7 using Windows XP mode, a feature that lets you run older applications in a virtual environment.
What You Need
A PC with Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate edition (32-bit or 64-bit).
A valid license for SinuTrain Operate (classic or V4.4 Ed.2).
A CD or DVD drive or a USB flash drive with the installation files of SinuTrain Operate.
An internet connection to download Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode from Microsoft website.
Step 1: Download and Install Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode
Windows Virtual PC is a software that allows you to create and run virtual machines on your PC. Windows XP mode is a pre-configured virtual machine with Windows XP Service Pack 3 that you can use to run older applications.
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8002 and download Windows Virtual PC.
Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702 and download Windows XP mode.
Run the downloaded files and follow the instructions to install them on your PC.
Restart your PC if prompted.
Step 2: Set Up Windows XP Mode
Windows XP mode is a virtual machine that runs in a separate window on your PC. You can access it from the Start menu or the Windows Virtual PC folder.