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AR# 19712

6.3i Install - Is ISE supported on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (SP2)?

Description

Keywords: WinXP, Project, Navigator, crash, hang, memory, dump, reference

Is ISE supported on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2?

Solution

1

Currently, ISE 6.3i and all previous versions of ISE are not supported on Windows XP Service Pack 2. Xilinx will be fixing incompatibilities that have been found to date in ISE 6.3i Service Pack 1, scheduled for release in September 2004. Xilinx is committed to fixing other incompatibilities as they are found, but will not be able to provide official support for this specific version of Windows until ISE 7.1i, to be released in early 2005.

2

The following Known Issues occur when running ISE 6.3i on Windows XP Pro SP2:

Issue 1: Project Navigator GUI crashes.
To work around: Most GUI issues should be fixed by installing ISE 6.3i Service Pack 1.

Issue 2: ISE Online Help is unavailable without clicking "Allow Blocked Content" for every IE session.
To work around: To run active content without warnings, you must change a security setting in IE.

* Open menu Tools+Internet Options+Advanced tab
* Scroll down to the Security section.
* Make sure that "Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer" is checked.
* Make sure that "Allow active content to run in files on My Computer" is checked.
AR# 19712
Date Created 07/21/2004
Last Updated 07/05/2006
Status Archive
Type General Article