Hmm, I tried to install on a laptop
with Windows 7 home, and it wouldn't. I emailed Raymarine
and got this back:
Raymarine has not and is not currently planning to perform official testing in conjunction with Windows 7. As such, Raymarine's support of RayTech software in conjunction with Windows 7 is limited at this time. However, we have had some informal success in evaluating Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate with RayTech using the procedures listed below.
To install RayTech RNS 6.1 and RayTech Planner v6.1 in Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate:
1 - Right Click on the RayTech software installation executable found on the RayTech Planner CD (setup.exe) that you have downloaded from Raymarine's web site (raytech6_1.exe) and select Properties
2 - Click on the Compatibility Tab within the Properties dialog
3 - Place a tick in the box where it specifies 'Run this program in compatibility mode for:", select "Vista Service Pack 2" from the supplied list, and then click on the OK button
4 - Double click the RayTech software installation executable and run the installation. If prompted by UAC to continue select Yes.
5 - Installation should complete and when run RayTech (START->Programs->Raymarine RayTech Navigator), the program will prompt you to select which version you have (Full/Upgrade Go to Step 7, Planner Go to Step 6).
6 - If you have RayTech Planner then select the third option in the list an use the software in planning mode. You are now done with this procedure.
To interface to a Multifunction Display, you will need to do these additional steps
7 - Click on the Windows Orb in the bottom left and select Control Panel
8 - Select 'View network status and tasks' which is just under 'Network and Internet'
9 - In the light blue column on the left select 'Change adapter settings'
10 - Double click on the Network adapter that is going to be used for SeaTalkhs
11 - Select 'Properties' in the new dialogue box that appears
12 - Remove the tick from 'Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
13 - Press OK then Press OK again. You can now close down the Network connections box
14 - Start RayTech and Select Onboard and the Instrument Configuration should appear. If the UAC box appears select Yes
15 - Select SeaTalkhs > 'Yes, this computer is currently connected to my boat network' > Choose the network adapter from the list
16 - When the Popup appears that asks you to OK the modifications select 'OK'
17 - Another Pop up may appear telling you the IP address is incompatible. Press Cancel (As OK launches Planning mode)
18 - Press OK to Reboot the PC.
19 - RayTech should now run fine in Onboard mode
So, it should run on 7 Pro or 7 Ultimate.