LEGO Education’s patchs instalation

In this post we will explain how can we solve several installation problems of the software from LEGO Education in different versions of Mac OS and Windows. In order to solve each of the failures we must download a small file (called “patch”) that will allow us to fix the errors. These files are downloaded from the LEGO Education website: www.LEGOeducation.com. Once you have accessed the page we have to click on the link “MINDSTORMS downloads” and you willll enter the next page, which contains a big list of downloads.

On the left we have to select only the “Lower Primary”, “Upper Primary”, “Secondary” and “Software Update / Patch” options, that will filter the downloads and show only the patches. The page changes to show the following list:

Below, we will explain shortly what each of these patches do:

Patches for WeDo:

- WeDo MAC: this software update will fix the issue that the WeDo Software does not install with the Mac OS 10.7 Lion Operating System as well as it resolves the issues with Flash 11. For a full fix list, please see the read me file in the download
Download and unzip the file to your desktop. Read the “read me” text and follow the instructions.
This workaround is intended to be run while the LEGO Education WeDo CD is in the disc drive, waiting to be installed.
System Requirements: Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) / LEGO Education WeDo Software version 1.2.

- WeDo Windows: this is an update for the WeDo Software version 1.2. This update primarily resolves issues with Flash 11. For a full fix list, please see the read me file in the download.
Download the update for your WeDo and click on the setup.exe file- then follow the on screen instructions.

- MAC OS 10.5 (Leopard) Sound Fix for WeDo: this software addresses an issue on MAC OS 10.5 (Leopard) that prevents using the built in Microphone to record sound in LEGO Education WeDo.
Unzip the file to your desktop. To apply the patch you should launch the ‘WeDo update’ file located in the created folder.

- MAC OS 10.7 (Lion) Installer Fix for WeDo: this software workaround will fix the issue that WeDo software does not install with the MAC OS 10.7 Lion Operating System.
Download and unzip the file to your desktop. Read the “read me” text and follow the instructions.
This workaround is intended to be run while the LEGO Education WeDo CD is in the disc drive, waiting to be installed.
Please try the ‘WeDo MAC’ update before this version.

Patches for Mindstomrs NXT:

- MAC OS 10.7 (Lion) Installer Fix for NXT: This software workaround will fix the issue that the NXT Software does not install with the Mac OS 10.7 Lion Operating System.
Installing on Mac Lion the auto install does not run in 64 bit mode, but the below workaround will remediate the issue.
1. Insert your CD and click on the CD icon on the desktop-
2. Install from the **.mpkg file- in the language of your choice
3. Alternatively, boot into 32bit mode by holding the 3 & 2 key’s down during start up

- NXT EDU 2.0f3 for Windows: This is an update for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education software version 2.0 – if you are using version 1.1 or earlier you need to upgrade to the latest version first.
This update primarily resolves issues with Flash 10.1 and compiler issues. For a full fix list please see the readme file in the download. This does not upgrade your software to version 2.1 but this can be done via ‘NXT Patch’.
Download the update and click on the setup.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions.

- NXT EDU 2.1f3 for Windows: this is an update for LEGO MINDSTORMS Education software version 2.1 – if you are using version 2.0 or earlier you need to upgrade to the latest version first.
This update primarily resolves issues with Flash 10.1 and compiler issues. For a full fix list please see the readme file in the download. This update is valid if you have upgraded your software to version 2.1 via the ‘NXT Patch’ download.
Download the update and click on the setup.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions.

- NXT EDU 2.0f5 for MAC: if you have NXT Education software version 2.0 please use this update to correct all known technical issues with the software including Flash. This update does not include any new features.
Download the appropriate file and double click it to install. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation. LEGO MINDSTORMS education version 2.0 need to be installed prior to installing the update.

- NXT EDU 2.1f5 for MAC: if you have NXT Education software version 2.1 please use this update to correct all known technical issues with the software including Flash.
This update does not include any new features.
Download the appropriate file and double click it to install. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation. LEGO MINDSTORMS education version 2.1 need to be installed prior to installing the update.

- NXT Patch: upgrade your software from version 2.0 to 2.1 to include data logging programming tools.

- Windows 7 Script: please complete the following steps to install LEGO software on Windows 7 Starter Edition.
1. If the software is on physical media or a network location that you cannot edit, first copy the directory containing the LEGO installer to your desktop.
2. Download the file, “AllowWindowsStarter.exe” and copy it into the LEGO installer directory. It should be in the same directory as the autorun.exe and setup.exe.
3. Double-click the file, “AllowWindowsStarter.exe”, to run it. This will prepare the installer to be run on Windows 7 Starter Edition.
4. You can now install the LEGO software by launching autorun.exe and completing the installation as directed.

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