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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2012

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

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!

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,839
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

[ Edited ]

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

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/U3-and-Windows-7/m-p/256611#M1899

 

Change the LaunchU3 Windows Compatibility mode to Vista SP2.

Ed
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SanDisk User
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎02-01-2012

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

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

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-06-2012

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

Hello Friends

 

I also Looking for the  version 1.6.1.2. 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 1.6.1.2.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,839
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

"what the minimum system requires for the new version 1.6.1.2"

 

 

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.

(http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/240)

 

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

 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-24-2012

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

Where is it possible to dowload the 1.3.6.9 version of the launchpad ? Is it the last version ? When I download the launchad installer LPInstaller.exe, I get the 1.0.2.36 version ! Thank you.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,839
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

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.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-24-2012

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

My launchpad version 1.5.0.4 is more recent than the downloadable version 1.0.2.36, 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 1.6.3.9 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 1.6.3.9  ?

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-24-2012

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

Strangely every time somebody asks where to download the version 1.6.3.9 of the launchpad, a deafening silence is made! ;-)

 

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.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,839
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: U3 Windows 7 update now available!

I already gave you the link.  I'm not going to read it to you. Smiley Tongue

Ed
Important files = Backed up files