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ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

Observer
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎08-28-2014

ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

Hello All,

 

I am installing the Xilinx ISE Webpack 14.7 on a 64 bit Windows 8.1 machine and receive an error message of "_pn.exe has stopped working".

 

I could not find a resolution to this issue on my operating system and am needing assisatnce on troubleshooting.

 

Aaron

Moderator
Posts: 5,284
Registered: ‎09-20-2012

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

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Hi,

 

Windows-8 is not a supported OS with ISE.

 

Can you please use one of the below supported OS?

 

Microsoft Windows Support
• Windows XP Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
• Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit), English/Japanese
• Windows Server 2008 (64-bit)
Linux Support
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 6 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 (32-bit and 64-bit)

 

Check this related thread http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/Xilinx-ISE-installation-problem-on-windows8-Release-Preview/td-p/245650/page/2

 

Thanks,

Deepika.

Thanks,
Deepika.
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Observer
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎05-14-2012

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

How it's possible????!!!!! Xilinx is not at the same level that the last technologie?????? I mean: about software.

Xilinx Employee
Posts: 1,348
Registered: ‎02-16-2014

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

Hi,

 

Our latest tools ( Vivado 2014.1 and later versions) are supported on Windows8

Thanks,
Manusha

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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎04-16-2012

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

Hi,

 

Here is a nice video that will help you to install ISE on windows 8.1 OS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5q8AqcYVmE

 

Thanks,

Vinay

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Observer
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎08-28-2014

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

All I had to do was rename some .dll files and it wordked fine.

 

Thanks for the help all.

Adventurer
Posts: 90
Registered: ‎04-20-2009

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

I didn't find any relevant info in the video, could you possibly type out the steps to get ISE 14.7 running under Windows-8?

 

BTW, I too find it amazing that Xilinx wouldn't officially support Windows-8 for the tool that is the only way to do designs with Spartan-6 and older devices. How are we to handle legacy support? Keep an old PC locked away somehow? My old Windows-XT machine is barely usable due to the lack of support for the operating system, so I hardly see that as an option.

 

Cheers!

/Lars

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Posts: 3,754
Registered: ‎04-16-2012

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

Hello Lars,

 

Here are the steps to follow:

 

Rename libPortability.dll to libPortability.dll.orig, and copy libPortabilityNOSH.dll to libPortability.dll.

 

Do this in:

C:\Xilinx\14.5\ISE_DS\ISE\lib\nt64

C:\Xilinx\14.5\ISE_DS\common\lib\nt64 (copy dll from first location)

 

This turns off SmartHeap.

 

This will fix ISE and iMPACT crashes on file dialogs.

 

Thanks,

Vinay

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Adventurer
Posts: 90
Registered: ‎04-20-2009

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

That was quick! Thanks, it worked if I run ISE as Administrator.

 

There was a snag with the license manager that seems to have a similar problem. I get the error "_xlcm.exe has stopped working". Not sure if that is a problem, I will try to resolve my WebPACK license later today. I am trying to migrate an old ISE project using a Spartan-3AN device, I am not even sure it will be supported in 14.7...

 

Cheers!

/Lars

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Posts: 1,632
Registered: ‎02-14-2014

Re: ISE WebPack 14.7 install on Windows 8.1 giving _pn.exe

Hello,

Check if this AR helps

http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/33159.html

Regards,
Ashish
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