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AR# 56606

2013.4 Vivado - ERROR: [Common 17-612] start_gui is not supported on Windows 8


When I launch Vivado 2913.4 on a Windows 8 machine, I encounter the below error.

ERROR: [Common 17-612] start_gui is not supported on Windows8


Windows 8 is not a supported OS for Vivado 2013.4 and earlier.

Windows 8 is supported in Vivado 2014.1 and later.  See: (Xilinx Answer 54242)
Although it is not supported, some users reported Vivado 2013.4 and earlier to be working fine in Tcl mode.
Early versions of Vivado registered a crash when attempting to open a GUI session on Windows 8 operating Systems. 

Therefore, the above Error message was added in Vivado 2013.2 to inform the customers that the GUI mode of Vivado is not supported on Windows 8.

For details on supported OS, please refer to UG973: Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing which is available on the Xilinx Support Page.

AR# 56606
Date Created 06/26/2013
Last Updated 12/09/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
  • Artix-7
  • Kintex-7
  • Virtex-7
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.2