Fire-eater in action

My first attempt to install Carbide on Win 7 failed. So I thought I’d document the exact steps I followed the second time to make that work

Install Pre-requisites

  1. Perl
    1. I used ActivePerl
    2. To ensure UAC didn’t cause any issues I first launched an elevated command prompt by going to All Programs –> Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator
    3. In that I ran the command msiexec /i ActivePerl-
    4. I choose the path c:\perl\bin
    5. I ran path command from another newly launched command prompt to ensure that c:\perl\bin is present in it (so Path environment variable is updated)
  2. Java
    1. I downloaded jre-6u7-windows-i586-p.exe
    2. Right clicked on it and used Run as administrator to install it

Installing the S60 Tools

  1. S60 SDK
    1. Downloaded
    2. Unzipped to a folder
    3. Right clicked on setup.exe and used Run as administrator to install it
    4. Used c:\S60\devices\ as the install path. So my final installation is in C:\S60\devices\S60_5th_Edition_SDK_v0.9
  2. Carbide
    1. Downloaded Carbide V2.0
    2. Right clicked on it and used Run as administrator to install it
    3. Used C:\Apps\ as the install path
  3. PC Suite
    1. Downloaded Nokia_PC_Suite_7_1_18_0_eng_us_web.exe
    2. Right click on the exe and choose Troubleshoot compatibility
    3. In the wizard that opens click next
    4. Ensure the following is checked on the next page of that wizard
    5. Hit Next and in the next page choose Window Vista
    6. Go on hitting next and finally the installer will launch

At this point you are done and should be able to launch Carbide, Emulator and PC Suite.