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Posted: 12 January 2009 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Today I deceided to upgrade my dev machine to Windows 7 Beta 1 but I was unable to install the Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Workstation Edition. Is there anyone knowing about a way around this?

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Posted: 12 January 2009 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Did you tried first to install Surface SDK and then to upgrade to Win 7?

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Posted: 12 January 2009 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Eriksen - 12 January 2009 09:51 AM

Today I deceided to upgrade my dev machine to Windows 7 Beta 1 but I was unable to install the Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Workstation Edition. Is there anyone knowing about a way around this?

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Björn Eriksen

I’ll see if the Surface community has any answers for you.

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Posted: 12 January 2009 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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hi,
where I can get the Surface SDK or this Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Workstation Edition ?

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Posted: 12 January 2009 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Daniel D - 12 January 2009 10:15 AM

Did you tried first to install Surface SDK and then to upgrade to Win 7?

Good idea! But unfortunately I only had Vista Enterprise and was not able to do un upgrade but did a clean install.

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Posted: 12 January 2009 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Eriksen - 12 January 2009 09:51 AM
Today I deceided to upgrade my dev machine to Windows 7 Beta 1 but I was unable to install the Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Workstation Edition. Is there anyone knowing about a way around this?

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Björn Eriksen

I’ll see if the Surface community has any answers for you.

Great! Thanks a lot.

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Posted: 12 January 2009 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Viper - 12 January 2009 01:35 PM

hi,
where I can get the Surface SDK or this Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Workstation Edition ?

It’s only available for those that did the Surface labs on PDC, or attended the Surface session at PDC or to those who bought a Surface table.

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Posted: 12 January 2009 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The Surface Team is currently not supporting it because Windows 7 is still in beta and they cannot guarantee the stability of running the Surface SDK on it.

You might be able to get around it through compatibility mode. But you would also need to install Visual Studio 2008 and the XNA 2.0 framework. But it would still probably be very unreliable at best.

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Posted: 04 February 2009 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Eriksen - 12 January 2009 09:51 AM

Today I deceided to upgrade my dev machine to Windows 7 Beta 1 but I was unable to install the Microsoft Surface SDK 1.0 Workstation Edition. Is there anyone knowing about a way around this?

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Björn Eriksen

I found a way.  As I posted in the Surface community:

“Installed Win7 beta on my laptop (after initial test in VM) and have been very pleased.  After I got VS 2008 and XNA Framework 2.0 such installed, I went about installing Surface SDK. 

As suggested, the msi file blocks installation except on Vista SP1.  It said I have the wrong service pack.  I found there is a tool in the Windows SDK called Orca that allows us to edit at least some features of the msi file.  Using hints from here:

http://www.gottabemobile.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=6861&PID=45191&SID=3f5954832ae7847e48cedaz927z92431#45191

I opened the msi file in Orca and in the LaunchCondition table deleted the row that had this condition and description:

Installed OR (VersionNT=600 AND ServicePackLevel>=1)

Your system does not have the correct service pack. You must install [ProductName] on a 32-bit version of Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, or Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

After that, it installed fine, no problems.  Once installed I ran the simulator, compiled the sdk samples, and tested a few (WPF and XNA) with no issues.  Water in the simulator seems even more responsive and lively than before, although I’m comparing two different computers.”

There are a few minor behavior differences with Surface Input so sometimes you’ll have to switch away and click on the simulator on the task bar to get it to work again.  Sometimes the mouse cursor and simulator finger cursor aren’t integrated, but switching away and back usually fixes this.

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Posted: 11 February 2009 01:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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and for those guys that didn’t whent to the PDC, isn’t any way to get my hands to de surface SDK?

aren’t we all friends here ?? smile

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