Monday, December 22, 2014
Install Proteome Discoverer on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Does your Windows on your new PC look all crazy like this thing above? Is it a pain in the butt to find things like "My Computer" or "My Documents" or anything else that is useful? If so, then you now have Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 on your computer. What does that mean for you Thermo software?
Officially, I'm not 100% sure. I think you should be running Windows 7 64-bit. But if you can't then it isn't the end of the world! I installed Proteome Discoverer 1.4 and 2.0 and Pepfinder all on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Enterprise and they all appear to work just fine. Installation of Pepfinder on Windows Server 2012 Enterprise required 2 additional steps that I could find by right-clicking on the installation file. 1) "Run as administrator" 2) Run in "Windows compatibility mode" as Windows 7. Again, I don't know if this installation is officially supported by Thermo and if you run into trouble whether tech support can help you, but if you are in a pinch cause you bought a computer that doesn't have Windows 7 drivers or something, you should be able to make it work.