LTSpice computer requirements

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mac72

Joined Mar 23, 2013
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Hi

I am quite new to analogue circuit design. I have downloaded LTSpice from Analog Devices website (the latest version) but I cant't run the program--it comes up with an error about a "win32.exe" file being incompatible.

My laptop is 10 years old, running Windows 7 (HP Pavillion).

I would be very grateful if someone could advise on what computer spec I would need to run latest version of LTSpice. I am going to buy new laptop but not sure what will I need.

Many thanks
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ericgibbs

Joined Jan 29, 2010
10,761
hi mac,
I had the same problem using Win XP Pro, I had to upgrade to Win 10 in order to run the latest LTS software.

You can up upgrade to Windows 10 using online sources.
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dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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I would be very grateful if someone could advise on what computer spec I would need to run latest version of LTSpice. I am going to buy new laptop but not sure what will I need.
I run LTspice on a 10 year old laptop running Win10. I never tried running it when the laptop was running Win7 or Win8; didn't start using LTspice until 2-3 years ago.
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
14,393
LTspice XVII comes in two versions. One for running on machines with a 32-bit architecture and one for running on machines with a 64 bit architecture. The .exe filenames are different.
  1. XVIIx86.exe is the one for older machines with a 32-bit architecture
  2. XVIIx64.exe is the one for newer machines with a 64-bit architecture
The standard download should put both files in C:\Program Files\LTC\LtspiceXVII\. There shouldn't be anything in C:\Program Files (x86)\. from LTC or Analog Devices
 

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mac72

Joined Mar 23, 2013
10
LTspice XVII comes in two versions. One for running on machines with a 32-bit architecture and one for running on machines with a 64 bit architecture. The .exe filenames are different.
  1. XVIIx86.exe is the one for older machines with a 32-bit architecture
  2. XVIIx64.exe is the one for newer machines with a 64-bit architecture
The standard download should put both files in C:\Program Files\LTC\LtspiceXVII\. There shouldn't be anything in C:\Program Files (x86)\. from LTC or Analog Devices
THANKS
 
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