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Applies to: eBahn 3, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate, Windows 8 Home, Professional, Ultimate

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All the following notes assume eBahn version 3.1.0: Download latest eBahn® Reader https://wiki.bentleypublishers.com/x/OgIW

Will eBahn Reader run with my Operating System?

My Operating System

Version/Edition/
Service Pack

Can I run eBahn?

Any Prerequisites?

Windows 2000

 

Yes

none

Windows XP

SP1
SP2
SP3

Yes

none

Windows Vista

all

Yes

Windows 7

Home Premium

No
(natively)

Yes*
(in a virtual XP
environment) 

* User tested work-around:

  • eBahn User Feedback 2009-Nov-25: possible work-around - upgrade to Windows 7 Professional ($90 from Microsoft)
  • eBahn User Feedback 2009-Nov-21: try 3rd party apps (see instructions for using Sun VirtualBox)
  • eBahn User Feedback 2009-Nov-28: try 3rd party apps (possibly Microsoft Virtual PC)

Windows 7

Professional
Ultimate
Enterprise

No
(natively) 

Yes*
(in a virtual XP
environment) 

* User tested work-around:

Windows 8Home

No
(natively)

Yes*
(in a virtual XP
environment) 

* User tested work-around:

Install Windows XP using Sun (now Oracle) VirtualBox

Windows 8Professional
Ultimate 

No
(natively)

Yes* 

* User tested work-around:

Install Windows XP using Sun (now Oracle) VirtualBox

or Install Windows XP using Microsoft's Hyper-V (undocumented)

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User Feedback April 2, 2010

I got my Ebahn reader working on Windows 7 with a specialized version of Virtual PC called XPMode. I believe Virtual PC works in any Windows 7 version, but XPMode requires Ultimate, Professional, or Business. The neat feature of XPMode is that it provides shortcuts in the Windows 7 environment to launch applications installed in the XPMode environment for seamless operation (similar to Citrix if you're familiar with that). Initially XPmode also required a processor capable of hardware virtualization, but they recently released an update removing that restriction, and which made this possible for me.

The steps I took to install it were:

1 - Install Microsoft Virtual PC

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=04d26402-3199-48a3-afa2-2dc0b40a73b6

2 - Install XPMode

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

3 - Install the XPMode update

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=837f12aa-1d37-464e-ae59-20c9ecbebaf6

4 - Install eBahn Reader in the XP Mode environment

The last step to get the seamless shortcut to appear in Windows 7 is to move the Ebahn Start Menu folder. In the XPMode virtual PC move the Ebahn Start Menu folder from c:\Documents and Settings\XPMUser\Start Menu\Programs to c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs. Once completed you can then launch Ebahn reader in Windows 7 from Start - All Programs - Windows Virtual PC - Windows XP Mode Applications. You can also copy the shortcut out to the desktop or quick launch bar for easier access.

It's working great for me this way.

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