U3 Windows 7 update now available!

I dont speak english… sandisk sen dalga mı geçiyorsun milletle… güncellemeye anasayfadan girince hata veriyor güncellemiyor… güç bela güncelleme buluyoruz yine aynı hatayı veriyor… bu markadan flash bellek aldığıma pişmanım dedirttiniz be !!!



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I have a Memorex Mini flash drive that came with U3 version 1, 0, 5, 17 preinstalled.  It ran great on Win XP but now I need to upgrade for my new PC running Win7.  I go to the update site and download the updater to my XP computer and plug in the flash drive, but when I run the installer it says the flash drive isn’t U3 compatible and I can’t load the software onto it.  How do I get the program to recognize the drive is U3 compatible and install the updated version?

You need to contact Memorex for support of their drives.  But I suspect they don’t support U3 any longer and you won’t be able to use your drive with Windows 7. 


IF your lucky your version of U3 will have the option to be Removed built in which will allow you to use the drive as an ordinary flash drive on Windows 7.  And I think if you don’t use the U3 password option Windows 7 will allow you to access the data files on the drive.

I know this is an old question, but for anybody else looking for version the links are correct but on another page I found this


If the U3 Launchpad version on your U3 flash drive is or lower, unplug the drive from the PC and repeat STEP 1 once more to update to the latest version.

Step 1 being Plug in flash drive, Run LPInstaller.exe.

So installing twice with removing drive between installs gave me v1.6.3.9 showing under About in Launchpad, if that doesn’t work try a third time for good measure.

I hope that helps. Good luck.

I have tried all options, and this is is Kind of Useless…

I have the Latest version 1.6.3. 2009.09.23

I and it’s not Working, Period… 

Sorry I forgot to Say, I have a Windows 7 64 bits… French Version

And by the way, works perfectly on a Windows XP Machine… From what theyr are telling…

Unfortunately, I would have to Reformat my PC to Install XP to reformat the USB key in order to make it work with Windows 7.

So My Conclusion, this is piece of Crap, software, and a Unresponsible company, selling USB key, in 2011.11.27 with no compatibility to Windows 7, and to Provide as a solution, fix my Software U3, on a Windows XP machine.

Probably made in China!!! with Chineese Software…

I’m about to just reformat all in NTFS, or other, I also have a Macbook Air (2011) and the U3 is USELESS on Mac Os Lion…

Not very Impressed either!!!

For My Friends at Sandisk, please note: There is more than US ENGLISH in the World…

So you should test your "Soft"wear, before releasing it, it’s really frustrating, to be the ginny pigs…


Bachelor Computer Science 1986.

Montréal, Qc



  1. SanDisk hasn’t sold U3 since 2009 so if you recently bought one it wasn’t new.

  2. U3 1.6.1 runs fine in Windows 7.  Windows 7 32 bit.

3. Windows 7 64 bit is junk whose only purpose is to force you to buy NEW software.  If you have a problem with U3 complain to Microsoft.  They’re the problem.

  1. BTW Microsoft’s virtual XP mode might solve your problem. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

EXTRA SOLUTIONS ***  (After applying update):

I have been frustrated by this problem for over six months and was CONVINCED that this U3 Launcher update did NOT work with Windows 7.  When I discovered that my U3 drive (after the update to 1…6.3.9) worked on some Windows 7 machines and not on others, I started to look for other causes.  In fact, this update does allow your U3 drive to run on Windows 7, however, if you tried to run your U3 drive on the machine prior to the update, the following issues on your PC may continue to prevent the drive from running.  The following steps got my drive working on my PC:

  1. The following article on TechSpot shows you how to remove old USB drivers that persist on your PC long after you remove your USB drive using an application called “Drivecleanup.exe” http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic145884.html .   This requires removal of all USB connections and a reboot before running the program and then another reboot.   When I ran this program it removed over 20 USB drivers including four old ones related to the San Disk U3 drive.

  2. After rebooting connect your U3 drive (make sure password protection is still turned off), however, stop the launcher from running if it starts to autorun.   Go to the U3 CDFS Drive (Usually labeled as CD drive E).  Right click on it and select Open.  Then Right-Click on the LaunchU3.exe file and select Properties.  Then select the Compatability Tab.  Check to see if your machine is trying to run this file in Compatability Mode for Win XP Service Pack 2 or 3 (Odds are it is from your prior attempts prior to the upgrade).  If it is, you do not want this.  Down at the bottom of this same tab, click on Change Settings for All Users.  When the dialog box opens UNCHECK the checkbox that says “Run This Program in Compatability Mode For:”  You want Windows 7 to treat the launcher as a file that will now run normally in Windows 7.  Click Apply.  

  3. Close out of everything, navigate back to your E drive.  Right click and open, then right click on the LaunchU3.exe file and select Run as Adminstrator.  Your U3 drive should now run normally on Windows 7.  Don’t forget to turn your password protection back on if you turned it off earlier.  After this, your U3 drive should start up normally as soon as you plug it in to your PC (assuming you don’t have autorun disabled on your PC).  

This worked for me after HOURS (actually days) of trying to get this driver update to work!  Good luck!

This option works for Windows 7 also, 64bit version.


Change the LaunchU3 Windows Compatibility mode to Vista SP2.

Trying this out at the moment. I want to see how it goes personally. 

Hello Friends

I also Looking for the  version but its not avalialbe on internet Please any sent me a like any one now about the site were it is avilable and friend also tell that howes the windows 7 compatibility of this software is this version is also perfome compatibility like the previous one avaliable in a market.friends please tell what the minimum system requires for the new version

what the minimum system requires for the new version

U3 can only be installed on SanDisk USB flash drives manufactured prior to December 09. All U3 compatible SanDisk USB flash drives will have the U3 Smart logo. If your product does not have the U3 logo it is NOT U3 compatible.


And if run on Windows 7 64-bit run it in Compatibility mode for Vista SP2.

Where is it possible to dowload the version of the launchpad ? Is it the last version ? When I download the launchad installer LPInstaller.exe, I get the version ! Thank you.

See this link: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/240/kw/u3/r_id/101834/sno/0

It will run fine on Windows 7 32-bit machines but on Windows 7 64-bit machines run LaunchU3 in Vista compatibility mode.

My launchpad version is more recent than the downloadable version, but it doesn’t work on  Window 7 32 bit.

Especially when I encrypt the Sandisk Cruser using the launchpad,  it doesn’t work on Windows 7.

  1. Is it possible to find version or 1.6.x.x ?

  2. If not : why is there a KB article " How do I update my U3 Launchpad on Windows 7 ? " and this topic " Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available! ",  refering to version  ?

Strangely every time somebody asks where to download the version of the launchpad, a deafening silence is made! :wink:

Sandisk decided for certain reasons not putting the recent version in download.
But Sandisk could supply at least correct information to avoid to customers to waste time pointlessly.

To respect customers is the best means to develop loyalty of them.

I already gave you the link.  I’m not going to read it to you. :stuck_out_tongue:

The link you gave me leads to the KB " Installing U3 Launchpad on a PC " that I already knew, as well as the KB " U3 Launchpad update for Windows 7 " which says to install v

But it’s not the link for v !?

How do you know it’s not?  Have you installed it to your U3 drive?

@i_lambert wrote:

The link you gave me leads to the KB " Installing U3 Launchpad on a PC " that I already knew, as well as the KB " U3 Launchpad update for Windows 7 " which says to install v

But it’s not the link for v !?

I could be wrong, but I believe that’s the link to download the Launchpad Installer which will in turn install the update. Whether or not it’s the version you want or not, you’ll have to try it and see, if you haven’t already.