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Windows 7 is supported by different protection versions

  If you have a problem with a protected application, please use the SF Helper utility. It will help you to diagnose the problem and solve it faster.

How to know the protection version is installed for the application I use?

  • Below 3.07.018
    Application will never work under Windows 7.

Users that have an application protected with the version below 3.07.018, should contact an application publisher/developer to get a patch, which will contain newer protection version that supports Windows 7.

StarForce offers FREE re-protection for all the developers and publishers of the programs that utilize version below 3.07.018 to release the appropriate patch. Please contact your sales manager for re-protection and further details.*

  • 3.07.018 – 5.0
    It will work under Windows 7 after driver update.

In case of having difficulties with application launching, you should update driver using SFUPDATE utility or get a patch from an application publisher to make a version of protection system higher.

  • 5.5 - 5.6
    Probably it will be need to do driver update.

According to Windows 7 has been having a lot of updates then, applications protected with 5.5/5.6 builds may not fully support this OS. In case of failure please update the protection driver with protect.exe utility or use a protected program developer's patch to be able to run the protected program in Windows 7.

  • 5.7 and above
    There is no need for any additional actions.

This information is concerned to both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

If the version of protection system supports Windows 7, but you have problems with application launch nevertheless, please contact our support group.


* The offer is valid only for computer games sector, only for non-commercial use and intends for software patches.


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