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On Windows 7 and 8 64-bit the full version of DataPower 2 fails to install. To get round this: Install the Full version of DataPower 2 on to a Windows XP ** PC, enter the required serial number and run to make sure it is working properly. As the DataPower Reader program installs OK on the 64-bit version of Windows 7 natively, install it on your Windows 7 PC and RUN it to make sure it sets things up and is working properly. Quit the DataPower Reader. On the Windows 7 PC, rename: C:\Program Files (x86)\Iota Software\DataPower 2 to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Iota Software\DataPower2 Reader On the Windows XP PC, copy the following folder and contents to your Windows 7 PC - eg. On XP - C:\Program Files\Iota Software\DataPower 2 to On W7 - C:\Program Files (x86)\Iota Software\DataPower 2 On the Windows 7 PC, Right-Drag C:\Program Files (x86)\Iota Software\DataPower 2\DataPwr2.exe to the desktop and create a shortcut there. Rename 'DataPwr2.exe' on the desktop to something meaningful like 'DataPower 2 Full' I also copied the file 'INSTALL.LOG' from C:\Program Files (x86)\Iota Software\DataPower 2 Reader to C:\Program Files (x86)\Iota Software\DataPower 2 in case it is required, but I am unsure if this is needed or not. Double click 'DataPower 2 Full' on the Desktop to run DataPower. The first time DataPower is run it will ask you for your DataPower serial number. After entering the name and serial number it is ready to be used as normal. I don’t advise installing or using ‘Windows XP Mode’ in Windows 7 as it runs far too slowly to be of much use. ** It may also be possible to use a similar process by installing on to a 32-bit version of Windows 7. I know the full version of DataPower installs OK on to the 32-bit version of Windows 7 but haven’t tried the above procedure to check that the transfer to the 64-bit version of Windows 7 works OK.
Installing the full version of DataPower 2 on to a Windows 7, 8 or 10 64-bit PC
Installing DataPower this way works fine for me but I cannot be held responsible for any problems you might have with it.