Installation problem in Windows10

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Installation problem in Windows10

Post by Damian » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:37 am

Hello, I'm Damian from Spain and this is the first time I participate in this forum.
Yesterday, I received a BladeRF x40. I downloaded the latest windows installer version from, but when tried to execute the file "bladeRF-win-installer-latest.exe" always appeared an error indicating that this application can't be executed in my PC.
I've read the installation guide and, according to that, it can't be executed in windows 10, only works untils Windows 8.1. My PC use Windows10.
Is it impossible to run BladeRF in Windows10?

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Re: Installation problem in Windows10

Post by rtucker » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:46 am


Indeed, it looks like Windows 10 is not happy with the installer being a 32-bit application. Just to make sure I'm seeing the same thing, if you open Event Viewer and look at the Application Logs, do you have an log message from Wow64 Emulation Layer like this?

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The program or feature "\??\C:\Users\Rey Tucker\Downloads\temp\bladeRF-win-installer-latest.exe"
cannot start or run due to incompatibity with 64-bit versions of Windows. Please contact the software vendor
to ask if a 64-bit Windows compatible version is available.
For what it's worth, I've been able to build from scratch (using libusb, but not CyAPI) under Windows 10, using the instructions at ... 3A-Windows and So it's doable, but not fun. (Also, the wiki instructions are out-of-date -- I have built with Visual Studio 2017 by modifying pthreads slightly.)

I've opened an issue to track this: ... hopefully this can be cleared up for the next release :<

Thanks for the heads up!
Rey Tucker (she/her)
Systems Engineer, Nuand LLC
Rochester, NY, USA

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