AVEVA | Wonderware Application Advisory
Date: January 2020
InSource Can Help
Questions you might have:
Q. Will your Windows 7 PC stop working at some point in time?
A. No, it will continue to run
Q. Can I get any updates to my Windows 7 computers from InSource?
A. No updates will be provided by Microsoft
Q. Can I run Windows 7 on updated PC hardware?
A. Maybe, there are issues with motherboards, processors and peripheral drivers with Win7, not a great idea.
Q. Can I upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10 on the same PC hardware?
A. Maybe, but for industrial applications, we suggest new hardware and especially for HMI interfaces, move to Remote Desktop Services and thin clients if possible.
Q. Can I upgrade my Wonderware applications to the latest versions on Windows 7?
A. No, the latest version to support Windows 7 is 2014 R2 SP1 P02 (which has entered a low priority “Mature Support” phase). Note that AVEVA/Wonderware version 2020 is due to be released in first quarter 2020 and is not supported on Windows 7.