Loop Explorer V6.006 and Windows 7
The Loop Explorer configuration software is designed to work on many variants of the Windows operating system, from Windows XP to the current Windows 7.
Whilst the Loop Explorer has been tested with Windows 7, we have been made aware of some scenarios which can cause problems with the installation and running of this program on some Windows 7 platforms.
Hibernation – when running the Loop Explorer program on battery powered laptop computers, it is recommended that the power saving options are disabled. We have had reports that the action of the Windows 7 computer going to hibernation whilst the Loop Explorer is open may cause corruption to the configuration file that is being edited.
Deskey Driver compatibility – Loop Explorer uses a third party driver to enable the dial in facility for control panels that have the Syncro Modem communications module installed. In Loop Explorer versions prior to the current (V6.006) version this driver may occasionally be incompatible with the computer. The driver included in the V6.006 installation file will resolve this issue.
Default Directory – when a new Loop Explorer configuration file is generated, it will be stored in a default directory that is specified in the “File / Options” menu of the Loop Explorer program.
The revised file structure for Windows 7 may result in an invalid default folder being allocated. If this is the case then a warning message will be given and it will be necessary to select a valid path using the Loop Explorer “File / Options” menu.
Security Settings – Windows 7 has improved security settings, however these may cause problems in saving the configuration file without giving any warning messages on the computer display. Editing the User Account Settings should allow Loop Explorer sufficient access permissions to successfully edit and save the configuration files without causing corruption to the files.
Download detailed instructions on changing the default directory and security settings