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STEP 7 (TIA Portal) -- Setting up development environments -- Installing and upgrading software
How do you restore the settings for registry, permissions, firewall, DCOM and user groups in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?
Where can you procure the current trial software for the products in the TIA Portal STEP 7 V13, WinCC V13 and Startdrive V13?
How do you uninstall STEP 7 (TIA Portal) completely?
Why does the start of the executable file take 30 to 40 seconds when installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?
How do you perform a firmware update for the S7-1200 as from V3.0 in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) by means of the web server?
Which license do you need to upgrade from STEP 7 version V5.x, V11 or V12 to the TIA Portal V13?
Which SIMATIC software can you install in 64-bit operating systems?
How can you install STEP 7 V11 in Windows XP with Turkish installed as Regional and Language option?
Why do you get a prompt to restart MS Windows after installing STEP 7 V11, although the PC has already been booted?
How do you update the hardware catalog in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?
What are the requirements for installing STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V13?
Which devices and modules are supported by STEP 7 Professional and WinCC Professional in the TIA Portal?
STEP 7 (TIA Portal) -- Setting up and parameterizing hardware -- Configuring hardware
Why is the menu item for starting S7-PCT in STEP 7 disabled in some IO Link master modules?
How do you commission the TS Adapter IE Advanced using the Engineering Tool STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 SP1?
How do you configure the S7-1500 if modules in the physical configuration are missing compared with configuration or are in a different slot?
What should you watch out for in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) when replacing an S7-1200 V3 with an S7-1200 V4?
How do you configure modules of the ET 200SP when they are not in the Hardware Catalog of STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12 SP1?
In STEP 7 V12 SP1 (TIA Portal), how do you set the PROFINET update time of an IO device and where do you find an overview of the update times of all the PROFINET nodes?
Which settings do you have to make in the TIA Portal to read out messages and status information over the CPU's web server and display them in the web browser?
How should you configure the system power supplies for the S7-1500 in STEP 7 (TIA Portal) so that all the connected modules are supplied?
How do you update the hardware catalog in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?
How do you update the hardware catalog in STEP 7 (TIA Portal)?
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STEP 7 (TIA Portal) provides the option of updating your hardware catalog. The following entries include downloads for extending the hardware catalog of your version of STEP 7 (TIA Portal). The downloads contain the software components (Support Packages) needed for the modules and can be transferred to a PC with STEP 7 Professional or STEP 7 Basic using a memory stick, for example.

  • Please go to Entry ID 72341852 for downloading the Support Packages for STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12.
  • Please go to Entry ID 54164095 for downloading the Support Packages for STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11.

The following table describes you how you can use the download of the Support Packages (HSPs) to update your hardware catalog.
No. Procedure

In the TIA Portal you open the page with the Support Packages for the Hardware Catalog and then click the required download icon. Unpack the *.zip file and copy the enclosed *.isp12 files into a directory to which you have access with STEP 7 Basic or Professional.

Pay attention to the software requirements specified for each Support Package (for example "for STEP 7 Professional V12" means that at least STEP 7 Professional V12 or a higher Service Pack of the same version must be installed).

  • Hardware Support Packages with the file extension "*.isp12" are for STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V12.
  • Hardware Support Packages with the file extension "*.isp11" are for STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11.
2 Open the TIA Portal and switch to Project View.
3 Use the "Options > Support Packages" menu command to open the "Detailed information" dialog. When this dialog opens, the "Support Package Installation" tab is selected by default and the Support Packages already installed are shown in the right window.
4 Click the "Add from file system" button and navigate to the directory in which you have stored the downloaded *.isp12 files.
5 Select the required *.isp12 file.

Fig. 01

In this example we have selected the *.isp12 file of the HSP_V12_0050.

6 The HSP file for the installation is now displayed in the "Detailed information" dialog. The "Installed" column still indicates "No" for this HSP. Select the HSP file as shown in Fig. 02 and click on the "Install" button.

Fig. 02

7 Click "Continue" in the dialog that follows to start the installation.

Fig. 03

Note on STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11
In STEP 7 (TIA Portal) V11 a message requesting you to close all instances appears instead of the dialog shown in Fig. 03. In this case you close all the open windows of the TIA Portal except the Installation window. The "Continue" button is then enabled. Click "Continue" to start the installation.

8 At the end of the installation a message is displayed indicating that the installation has been completed successfully. Click the "Finish" button and restart the TIA Portal. Now your hardware catalog in the TIA Portal is up to date. If you reopen the "Detailed information" dialog in the TIA Portal, the "Installed" column now indicates "Yes" for the HSP file.

Creation environment
The pictures in this FAQ response were created with STEP 7 V12.

Additional Keywords
HSP file, Module catalog, Hardware configuration, Hardware update, Hardware configuration, Upgrade

 Entry ID:54163658   Date:2013-07-01 
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