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Process Monitor 3.87 - doesn't work on Win7 (request on Legacy version)

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Process Monitor 3.87 - doesn't work on Win7 (request on Legacy version)

The latest version of Process Monitor doesn't work on Windows 7 anymore. Support by the application for Win7 was dropped a few versions ago but the current one doesn't work at all by displaying: "Unable to load Process Monitor device driver". Any chance for a legacy version which would be compatible with Windows 7?

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Added to 3.87 Rev 2

I've just posted 3.87 Rev 2. It'll use 3.86 on Windows 7 64-bit. 32-bit 3.87 works on Windows 32-bit.

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Does it mean there is a

Does it mean there is a problem with the portable version of 3.87 on Win7x64 only? Is it because of some changes made in the latest version of the program or there is an issue with portability of the program for 64-bit environment?

I have just updated to Rev2 and it works fine! However, I have noticed a folder named "7zTemp" in the main folder of Process Monitor. Has it always been there?

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Incompatible, Can Delete

At the moment, the way the driver is handled in 3.87 is incompatible with Windows 7 in 64-bit mode. It might be due to the way the driver is signed. Windows 7 64-bit requires drivers to be signed while Windows 7 32-bit does not. And I know some apps are transitioning to Windows 10+ only due to driver signing bits (see VeraCrypt). I think this because neither the 32-bit nor 64-bit version of Procmon works on Windows 7 x64. It does work on Windows 8+ though. Either way, for now, this solution allows everyone on Windows 7 x86 or x64 and up to be able to use Process Monitor for now. I'll monitor it as new releases are done.

As for the 7zTemp directory, that's used by the installer during install to unzip the downloads. It's deleted as the installer finishes but may be left behind if something on the local system is holding onto it (a slower antivirus/antimalware scanner, for example). You can safely delete it.

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