Windows 10 is, as we all know, one of the most widely used operating systems today. If you try to install and use LED Edit 2014 or any older versions of LED Edit in Windows 10, you will run into issues. Previous versions of LED Edit in Windows 10 are nearly impossible to use. Since most Pixel LED controllers are only compatible with these older software versions, This is a significant issue. We discovered that there is one easy and foolproof solution to this problem after extensive study and trials. We’ll go through how to use LED Edit 2014, as well as prior versions of LED Edit, in Windows 10 in this post.
Why Doesn’t My Old LED Edit Work in Windows 10?
trying to use LED Edit 2014 or previous versions of LED Edit on your Windows 10 PC, you may have received the “Class not Registered” error. When trying to run previous LED Edit software versions under Windows 10, this is the most common issue we encountered.
When software fails to register, this error occurs. It’s frequently because the software or application has unregistered “.dll” files. It’s a problem with compatibility. Because previous versions of the LED Edit software relied on the Dot Net 2.0 foundation. This brings up a new point of contention. You will not be able to overcome this issue even if you were able to install the least dot net version that LED Edit 2014 supports. So, in Windows 10, there’s not much we can do.
LED Edit’s Solution Doesn’t Work on Windows 10
This is the only surefire approach that is guaranteed to work. The only answer is to run a virtual machine of Windows XP on your Windows 10 operating system.
This approach has the advantage of not requiring you to partition or format your hard drive. You may construct a virtual computer in the same way that you would install an application. From here on out, we’ll discuss how to set up a virtual computer and how to use LED Edit 2014 on that virtual system.
Installation of Virtual Machine Software
Virtual machine software is required to create a virtual machine. There are many. In this post, we will focus on one in particular. We will be using VMware as the virtual machine software for this course. Because it is simple and straightforward to use. This article will show you how to install VMWare.
2- Double click on the setup icon. If asked for your permission click on “Yes“. Click “Next“.
3- Read the user agreement and check “I accept … “. Click on “Next“.
4- If you don’t like the default installation path, Click on “change” and select the installation location. Click on “Next“.
5- Check or uncheck the permissions given to VMware software and Click on “Next“.
6- Check where you want the shortcuts to be placed. Click on “Next“.
7- Click on “Install“.
8- Once installed click on “Finish“.
Create Windows XP Virtual Machine
1- Double click on the VMware desktop icon.
2- Click on “File” and select “New Virtual Machine“. Which will start the virtual machine wizard.
3- In the virtual machine wizard check “Typical” option and click on “Next“.
4- If your source of windows XP bootable is a disk, Insert the disk to the drive and check the “Installer Disk“. Then select the drive letter of the drive from the drop-down list.
5- If your source of windows XP bootable is an image file, Check “Installer Disk Image File (iso)“. Click on “Browse” and select the image file.
6- In the next window you will be asked for the window key. Input the key (Case sensitive).
7- If you want to create a user account upon windows setup enter the user account name and password.
8- Click on “Next“. In the next window type the name for your virtual machine and select a location for the virtual machine by clicking on the “Browse” button.
9- In the next window you will be asked how much you will allow the virtual machine to expand. Type the maximum amount you can allow in the “Maximum disk size” field.
10- Check “Store Virtual Machine as a single file“. Then, click “Next“.
11- In the next window click on “Customize Hardware“. Using this feature you can allow more RAM, Processor, and Graphic memory to your virtual machine. The values you select for each hardware should depend on the capabilities of your real hardware. We recommend these settings. However, the More you allow faster your virtual machine.
- Memory: 2048 Mb
- Number of Processors: 2
- Display / Graphics Memory: 1 GB
12- Once you tweak the hardware settings. Click on “Close“.
13- Click on “Finish“.
The virtual computer will boot to the Windows XP setup automatically. In the virtual computer, it will automatically install Windows XP. Simply sit and observe. The virtual computer will reboot to the actual Windows XP OS after it has been installed.
Installing LED Edit 2014 in Windows XP Virtual Machine.
Now you can do almost anything in the virtual machine. Installing LED Edit 2014 is one of them. Here is how to install LED Edit 2014 on the virtual machine:
- Download the LED Edit 2014 version you want to install.
- Right-click and select copy on the LED Edit 2014 setup file or folder that contains that setup.
- Go back to the VMware window and click on the Windows XP virtual machine.
- Go to the location in the virtual machine where you want the setup file or folder to be pasted.
- Right-click and select “Paste“.
You may also drag a file or folder from Windows 10 into the virtual machine window while leaving the mouse button on the virtual machine window. It will be posted in the virtual machine’s location that was opened when the file was dropped.
- Now double click on the setup file and install the LED Edit 2014 software as you do on the normal computer.
- Once installed double click and run LED Edit 2014 on this virtual machine.
- Create a new project, create a layout, Program it, and Export the effect file to the virtual machine. If you are new to LED Edit follow this tutorial on how to do it.
Getting The Effect Files
Now it’s time to transfer or copy the effect file(s) to the SD card. You have two options when it comes to transferring files from the virtual machine.
Copy and Paste
As we did when copying the LED Edit 2014 setup file to the virtual machine we can do the same and copy the effect file(s) from the virtual machine.
Go back to the windows 10 PC and paste it into windows 10.
Once the effect files are in windows 10 you can insert the SD card into the card reader and move the file to the SD card.
Connecting Card Reader to Virtual Machine
You can directly connect the SD card to the virtual machine. This method sometimes doesn’t work.
Connect your SD card or Insert the SD card into the inbuilt SD card reader.
You will see this dialog. Asking where you need this connected device available.
If you select “Virtual Machine” and select the windows virtual machine from the list then click “OK“, The device will only be available on a virtual machine. The USB storage device will appear in your windows explorer. If the device does not appear, remove and re-plug the card reader or insert the SD card into the inbuilt SD card reader.
Now you can directly copy the effect files to your SD card.