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At what version did Wireshark become Windows 7 compatible? Not the latest but the very first.

asked 06 Apr '12, 08:43

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The first version released!

I just downloaded and installed 0.99.2, and that was able to run and capture traffic on Win 7 SP1 64 bit.

There were some graphical glitches, but nothing to make it unusable, and I did the capture using the installed WinPCap 4.1.2 rather than revert to 3.1 which came with that version.

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answered 06 Apr '12, 09:11

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edited 06 Apr '12, 09:12

@grahamb, I like "Forever!" better ;)

(06 Apr '12, 09:18) bstn

1.2.3 was the first version to ship with a WinPcap installer that supported Windows 7 (4.1.1) but as @grahamb points out any version should work.

(06 Apr '12, 09:24) Gerald Combs ♦♦

@bstn Yep, should have left my first attempt in.

So actually Wireshark was compatible with Win 7 before Win 7 was even released! Wireshark 0.99.2 is dated 17 July 2006, the first public release of Win 7 was the beta on Jan 2009.

(06 Apr '12, 09:42) grahamb ♦
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