MicroPlex Lab is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Follow the installer prompts in the downloaded application.
Special note for Windows 8 and 8.1 users
To successfully complete installation of the driver for the hardware CAN Programmer, your machine must allow unsigned drivers. If your machine does not currently accept unsigned drivers, or if you are unsure, follow the steps below.
NOTE: This process involves restarting your machine, so make sure all open documents are saved first!
Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press 'C' to open the Charm menu.
Click 'Change PC settings'.
On Windows 8: Click 'General'. On Windows 8.1: Click 'Upate and Recovery', then click 'Recovery'.
Click 'Restart Now'.
After restart, click 'Troubleshoot'.
Click 'Advanced Options'.
Click 'Startup Settings'.
When prompted, press '7'.
After login, run the installer.
Special note for users on corporate systems or workgroups
The MicroPlex CAN Programmer Hardware provided in Starter Kits is designed to use a default Windows USB driver. Some corporate systems and workgroups will disable the use of this driver by default. This driver is required to flash a MicroPlex module with the MicroPlex CAN Programmer. Contact your IT department and inquire to see if this driver can be reenabled on your system. Alternatively, MicroPlex Lab does support using a PEAK CAN adapter to communicate with the MicroPlex module.
The installation tool for MicroPlex Lab will install two programs: MicroPlex Lab and MicroPlex Flash. MicroPlex Flash is a standalone tool designed for production environments so a user can take a precompiled program file and flash it onto a MicroPlex controller without having to load the entire MicroPlex Lab project.