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Latest Flex Software and Windows 11

Latest Flex fails to install on my Windows 11. I realize Flex is not supporting Windows 11 yet but has anyone had success?


John N1JM

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  • Chris DL5NAM
    Chris DL5NAM Member ✭✭✭

    if you don't have any problems then you can make your own - why are you using a version of windows that has not yet been released and which probably still contains some bugs. sorry I can't understand

    73 Chris

  • johnn1jm
    johnn1jm Member ✭✭

    I have an extra machine here that I use to test Window 11. I just thought I would see if Smartsdr would install and work. This the first program that I have tried on Win 11 that has not worked.


    73, John N1JM

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Working fine here on Dell XPS laptop with TPM 2.0 module installed.

    What doesn’t work?

    Dave wo2x

  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭

    John,

    SSDR (3.2.39) has been working fine on Window11 Prerelease on my one PC that is qualified to run Win11 since Win11 was first announced.

    But YMMV..

    Chris.. Someone has to take the arrows ...

    Al, K0VM

  • Robby
    Robby Member ✭✭

    Almost a month of Windows 11 on my Dell XPS desktop.

    SSDR works as before. No issues.

    Robby

  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator

    Maybe the original author was trying to run Win 11 on an older, underpowered PC? Would be curious to know what didn’t work.

    My main PC for normal operation is on Windows 10. I am a beta tester for MS (not the public previews) so part of the “requirements” is to use their products and software during the beta and provide constructive feedback. I use one desktop and my Dell XPS laptop for testing. Both contain the TPM 2.0 modules and meet minimum specs.


    Dave wo2x

  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭

    John,

    Is your W11 an insider upgrade from a previous w10 that already had SSDR installed or a clean install of W11 from an ISO image ?

    AL, K0VM

  • johnn1jm
    johnn1jm Member ✭✭
    edited September 4

    My W11 is an upgrade from W10 on the DEV channel(I am now on the beta channel), 21H2 OS build 22000.176. The laptop is a i5 8th generation with 8 GB of ram.

    SSDR was not on it before. When I go to install SSDR, it asks the usual like where it will install and desktop icon, etc. but when it goes to install the program the installation window disappears. Once I got a GSOD. I've seem some talk on the internet that 22000.176 is somewhat troublesome.

    John N1JM

  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭

    John,

    Ok.. I am also running 22000.176 on the beta channel.. But SSDR was on mine before the upgrade to W11.

    Is there any clue if you look at the windows Event Viewer ? or the Windows Security Protection History ? What happens if you watch the app start up in the Task Manager ?

    Just throwing out things, hoping something would stick.

    Not sure if the Helpdesk is ready to handle W11 but they may have seen something like it in W10,

    AL, K0VM

  • johnn1jm
    johnn1jm Member ✭✭

    I suppose there is a clue somewhere in this application error log:


    Faulting application name: SmartSDR_v3.2.39_Installer.tmp, version: 51.1052.0.0, time stamp: 0x5ec61809

    Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.22000.120, time stamp: 0x8d9cbfd8

    Exception code: 0xc0000374

    Fault offset: 0x000e9e19

    Faulting process id: 0x2a3c

    Faulting application start time: 0x01d7a20f4e0ebfd4

    Faulting application path: C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\is-7S0FO.tmp\SmartSDR_v3.2.39_Installer.tmp

    Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll

    Report Id: e8be0f33-7694-460f-b69d-cd21c327ed75

    Faulting package full name: 

    Faulting package-relative application ID: 

  • johnn1jm
    johnn1jm Member ✭✭

    Interesting enough, I ran the installer in compatibility mode and SSDR installed.


    John N1JM

  • Al K0VM
    Al K0VM Retired Member ✭✭✭

    John,

    It'll take someone smarter than me to figure to figure out what that error log means..

    Glad you got it installed..


    Al, K0VM

  • Jerry W2TXB
    Jerry W2TXB Member ✭✭
    edited September 7

    From the TechWiser web site: "While Windows 11’s stable version will drop somewhere around late fall,..."

    That should give us a few months to get a better look at Win-11, avoid some of the early bugs, and decide whether to keep or drop it altogether.

    While I believe my current PC is compatible. I should probably check in a few months to see if it is really compatible, based upon any changes that are released by then.

    ...still wishing there was a Linux version of SSDR...

  • W4AFK Bruno
    W4AFK Bruno Member ✭✭

    I am sure that Flex is following the Win 11 release timeline as they know that their software will need to run in Win11.

    I have 5 computers here (2 are laptops) and only 1 is "Win 11 ready". That happens to be the computer I use for ham radio (w/Win10 Pro). So, all of the others will stay on Win 10 and this one will move to Win 11 ... BUT ONLY after Flex confirms support. I live in San Diego and have a remote Flex 6400 in Florida that I run using my main computer or my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet (which can't get Win 11 (sigh)). I use the FlexContol at home (also have a Flex-1500) and a low-cost USB control for the tablet from Amazon. It's compact and gives me a "knob" for the Surface Pro, and for much less than the FlexControl. It was pretty much "plug-and-play".

    So, I am in no rush to "beta test" Win 11 as Win 10 is working just fine. I would have liked to "play" with Win 11 on a secondary computer but thanks to MS' requirements, apart from the one I use for ham radio, all of my other computers are now flagged as "EOL" (i.e., when MS stops support for Win 10, they become OBS).

    SSDR for Linux - Not a bad idea but someone needs to develop that and as Linux is only used by a small subset of Flex users, as a business, the ROI is not there. I prefer that they focus on what they have and if a 3rd party is willing to develop something, then so be it.

  • Reg VE9VC
    Reg VE9VC Retired Canadian Hey! Member ✭✭

    Hi Bruno, good info. Would you be able to tell me which exact model of " a low-cost USB control for the tablet from Amazon" you are talking about? I'm looking into this myself.

    Thanks,

    73 de VE9VC, Reg

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