SAP GUI and Windows 10
Remember, this is pre-release software (which is why I used a virtual machine), so install at your own risk.
Furthermore, I don’t work for SAP and this blog should not be considered as as an indication of SAP support for Windows 10 in any form whatsoever.
I have just installed the current (at time of writing) Windows 10 technical preview in Virtual Box by following the instructions at How to Install the Windows 10 Technical Preview Right Now. Now, I gave the virtual machine more resources than the minimum requirements, but bear in mind that my physical hardware is an 8 processor Intel I7 with 8GB of memory, so I have plenty to spare unless I were to run anything else intensive.
The install took about 20 minutes, and the only requirement is that Windows 10 requires a Windows Live account. if you don’t have an existing one, you need to register one your account on Windows 10. I used the same account that I use for my Windows 8.1 machine. Once I was up and running, I went to my favourite web site, to find it kind of comforting that not everything changes ….
… but that’s not really Microsoft’s fault (I was too lazy to get an SAP Passport certificate.
Anyway, I downloaded the 50127120_6 Presentation – 7.40 Compilation 1 Presentation 1, unzipped it it, drilled down to the SAPSetup, ran it successfully, …..
…. and checked the patch level. There’s been a few problems with patch level zero, so ….
… I retrieved and ran the gui740_1-10013011.exe SAP GUI for Windows 7.40 patch.
I checked the patch level again, just to be sure, and it was correct.
I had a quick look at the options….
… then logged onto my system.
Bonus screenshot of SAP logon in my start panel.