Recorder 6 - Information

Windows 10

Recorder 6 will install on Windows 10 and no problems have been detected to date. We are recommending  SQL Server 2014 Express (With Tools), but  SQL  Server 2016 is fine, but not easy to obtain.    

A Guide to installing Recorder 6 (v6.23.2) on a  Windows 10,  64 bit machines is available (click here).  SQL Server 2016 also seems to install without problems, but is not available with the tools.   There are issues with SQL Server 2017 so do not use this yet, however, you can install SQL Server 2016 and the SQL Server 2017 tools.


SQL Server requires NET FrameWork 3.5, . This may be on the Windows 10 machine, but  not enabled. See below for checking and dealing with this.  

Windows 10  -  64 bit SQL SERVER 2014 with tools  (833.2mb) 64BIT\SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe

32 bit versions of SQL Server  are available if required. Select  the appropriate link above and select the 32 bit equivalent of the file.

Checking NET Framework 3.5

The .NET Framework is an integral part of many applications running on Windows and provides common functionality for those applications to run. Normally, before running/installing such applications, we need to enable .NET Framework from the Control Panel on the computer.  So, you may first check if the .NET Framework 3.5 is available in the Control Panel on Windows 10 Technical Preview and if available, you may enable it from the Control Panel to install it on the computer. To check if the.NET Framework 3.5 is available in Control Panel and to enable it, please follow these steps:

a) Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard.

b) Type “appwiz.cpl” in the “Run” command box and press “ENTER”.

c) In the “Programs and Features” window, click on the link “Turn Windows features on or off”.

d) Check if the “.NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)” option is available in it.

e) If yes, then enable it and then click on “OK”.

f) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and restart the computer, if prompted.