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millerperformance

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Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:51:12 PM »

As many of you know, WAR for Windows requires Windows XP to function properly. This isn't the software's fault and you actually can install the program on Windows 7. The problem lies with the WAR Chip itself and communication to Windows.

If you Have Windows 7 Pro or Higher, you can install Microsoft's Virtual PC for free and run Windows XP that they provide. If you do not have Windows 7 Pro or better, you can use a program called VMware and install a virtual copy of Windows XP that way.

Here is the link to the Windows7 Virtual PC platform: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3702

Again, we are working on resolving the compatibility of the chip and Win7. Once this is ready, existing chips will need a firmware update which we will provide instructions on how to complete it.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 02:59:37 PM »

I have had good luck with Oracle's VirtualBox over VMWare, if anyone needs help setting this up, feel free to PM me
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 11:42:50 PM »

Does Anyone have a Screen Shot of the files already Write on the Chip?, I just want to make sure that's how they looks on my Chip Since and using Win7 as well.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 10:18:15 AM »

Does Anyone have a Screen Shot of the files already Write on the Chip?, I just want to make sure that's how they looks on my Chip Since and using Win7 as well.

Here is a picture of what is should look like. Obviously the tune names will depend on what files you are running or what names you saved them as before writing.

You should always have 4 tunes even if they are 4 of the same and the fifth file that says "mpcchip" If you have 5 files total everything is working as it should.

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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 07:50:22 AM »

Does Anyone have a Screen Shot of the files already Write on the Chip?, I just want to make sure that's how they looks on my Chip Since and using Win7 as well.

Here is a picture of what is should look like. Obviously the tune names will depend on what files you are running or what names you saved them as before writing.

You should always have 4 tunes even if they are 4 of the same and the fifth file that says "mpcchip" If you have 5 files total everything is working as it should.

Thank you great info
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 11:52:04 AM »

I seem to have a problem when I change my map and save it.I will than re open the new file and find either it did not save changes or one or two spots will go to 0.It is a real pain the butt since I have to try try again than finally it will save?I'm using windows xp old laptop dell.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 07:24:34 PM »

Was wondering if someone can help me? I'm using a laptop windows 7, I can't for the life of me, Get my chip to load! I've tried the java link, and the windows link and it just won't work. I also tried the link in this thread. If someone can help me it would be great!
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »

Make sure the wires did not disconnect on chord mine did i fixed it was a pain.need window s XP and old java
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 09:22:44 PM »

Was wondering if someone can help me? I'm using a laptop windows 7, I can't for the life of me, Get my chip to load! I've tried the java link, and the windows link and it just won't work. I also tried the link in this thread. If someone can help me it would be great!

Do you know how to use Virtual XP? You cannot use windows 7 with the WAR Chip unless you use VirtualXP.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 09:45:45 PM »

Was wondering if someone can help me? I'm using a laptop windows 7, I can't for the life of me, Get my chip to load! I've tried the java link, and the windows link and it just won't work. I also tried the link in this thread. If someone can help me it would be great!


Do you know how to use Virtual XP? You cannot use windows 7 with the WAR Chip unless you use VirtualXP.


No I don't. I talked with Vic Sias he's gonna give me a hand tomorrow. Is it posible to PM me with some info in regards to getting set up with Virtual XP? Thanks again, for the help! Anyhow I'll chime back in tomorrow.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2013, 08:31:44 AM »

i dont know how it happend but my war chip when i plugged it into my computer to day is blank. is there anyway i can get the stock files again for it.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2013, 01:04:27 PM »

i dont know how it happend but my war chip when i plugged it into my computer to day is blank. is there anyway i can get the stock files again for it.


From our FAQ in this section,

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Where can I re-download the WAR tuning program from?

If you need to run the wizard again, please follow this link:
www.millerperformancecars.com/customer99/wiz/


You can download tunes from this forum in the WAR Cache.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 10:39:31 AM »

is it possible to download the war software without having the chip connected to the PC?
i'm waiting for my chip to arrive and been trying to install the software to my VMware version of XP pro but no use, whenever i click on the file that is named: THIS_RUNS_WIZARD all it does is open the java folder in the windows folder C:\WINDOWS\java

is there something wrong or this is a normal case due to the WAR chip not being connected to the PC?
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 06:16:13 PM »

is it possible to download the war software without having the chip connected to the PC?
i'm waiting for my chip to arrive and been trying to install the software to my VMware version of XP pro but no use, whenever i click on the file that is named: THIS_RUNS_WIZARD all it does is open the java folder in the windows folder C:\WINDOWS\java

is there something wrong or this is a normal case due to the WAR chip not being connected to the PC?

I was able to install the software without having my WAR chip connected on both, an xp laptop as well as my win 7 desktop box. Try extracting the Wizard Files to a folder and running the executable MillerWizard.jar file.
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Re: Windows 7 and the WAR Chip
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 10:53:45 PM »

Again, we are working on resolving the compatibility of the chip and Win7. Once this is ready, existing chips will need a firmware update which we will provide instructions on how to complete it.

So this means that eventually, The WAR Chip will work directly with Windows 7 without the need for Virtual XP? Was just looking at the XP Mode information over at Microsoft.com and it says that they will be ending all support (including security upgrades) for XP on 4/8/2014 and anyone using XP after that time may become more vulnerable to viruses, etc. when connected to the internet. Will the WAR Chip Windows 7 compatibility be corrected by then?
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