Posts Tagged ‘windows 7’


Moving to 64 bit: Running VBScript files in 64 bit mode from PrimalScript 2009

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2009 usually uses CScript.exe to run VBScript files and captures its output and directs it to the IDE's output windows. Since PrimalScript 2009 is a 32 bit application the host used is also of the 32 bit variety, residing in the System32 folder of your Windows directory. If you are working on a 64 bit operating system and you have to use 64 bit COM objects you need to be able to run your scripts in 64 bit mode. In order to do that you can simply change what specific version of CScript.exe is used by specifying the full…   More »

Moving to 64 bit: Running a 64 bit PowerShell console inside PrimalScript 2009

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 by Alex Riedel
PrimalScript 2009 is a 32 bit application, so by default it uses the 32 bit version of PowerShell even on a 64 bit machine for the embedded console. If you are dealing with mostly 64 bit server software you may want to make the embedded shell use the 64 bit version of PowerShell. The default installation of PowerShell under Windows 7 is at C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 And yes, that is still true for PowerShell V2. The system32 folder is mapped to SysWOW64, which is the actual 32 bit version of the that folder. I know, the numbering scheme is a bit confusing.…   More »

PrimalScript 2009 and Windows 7

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
Since the release of Windows 7 we have been getting a huge number of calls and emails asking if PrimalScript 2009 (and other SAPIEN software) is compatible with and supported under Windows 7. The short answer to that is: YES. All current versions of any of our products have been tested under Windows 7 and are fully compatible with it. Of course you don't have to take our word for it. As always you can download a fully functional (unless otherwise noted) 45-day trial of everything. Just head on over to and take your pick.…   More »

Moving to Windows 7: 32 or 64 bit

Monday, October 12th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
Just recently I had to replace the hard drive in a friends notebook. Since everything has to be installed from scratch anyway, the friend asked that I install Windows 7 (RTM for now) and asked if he should go with the 64 bit version. I know a lot of folks recommend that you should immediately go to 64 bit if your processor can run it, but I was a bit more skeptical and installed both and did some test under each OS. The laptop in question is a 2 year old SONY Vaio with a decent screen, new 500GB hard…   More »

PrimalPad Community Edition update for Windows 7

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 by Alex Riedel
PrimalPad has been updated (1.0.12) to support Windows 7's taskbar thumbnails for open documents. It shows all open documents as thumbnails and switches the current document temporarily as you hover over a thumbnail. For those who wish to go with the default Windows 7 thumbnail, which only shows the currently active document, go to View -> Settings and disable Taskbar Thumbnails.…   More »

Can I Get a Little Help Here?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 by Jeffery Hicks
One of my favorite features in PowerShell v2.0 is the ability to add help scripts and functions. The help system with cmdlets is terrific. Type help and the name of a cmdlet and you get syntax, parameters, a description and examples. In PowerShell v2 you can get this same functionality for your scripts and functions. The example I want to show you will work with PowerShell v2.0 that ships with WIndows 7 Release Candidate. There have been some changes since PowerShell CTP3 so if you want the absolute latest PowerShell bits you'll need Windows 7. Here's what you can look forward to.   More »

Does PrimalScript 2009 support PowerShell V2?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009 by Alex Riedel
We are getting lots of email asking this one question. PrimalScript's PowerShell support was designed to use whatever version is installed from the very beginning. So all Cmdlets, their parameters, the online help, tooltips etc are always up to date. So if you don't see a specific service build to support this or that particular new Cmdlet or feature, that is because it usually is automatically supported.  Please keep in mind that PowerShell V2 is a CTP at this point, or maybe officially a beta, now that Windows 7 is in beta. That means that a lot of features and…   More »