The following Pictures and video show how to upgrade form the older version of DIGSI to a newer version. Before installing the newer version, we have opened the DIGSI 5 Software to check the DIGSI 5 License and DIGSI 5 version. The installed package is DIGSI 5 Version 7.3 with DIGSI 5 Premium License with SIGRA software.

Install DIGSI 5 version 7.8
when we click the setup file, an alert window will apear which is asked:
Before you install the latest DIGSI 5 versoion, consider exporting the IEC 61850 station description (SCD) from your projects created with DIGSI 5. When you convert your Projects to the DIGSI 5 version you are about to install, you wil need this file in order to preserve the IEC 61850 configuration part of a project. Digsi 5 will support you in keeping your IEC 61850 configuration once you run the project conversion.
Click OK to continue with the installation

the welcome to The Siemens DIGSI 5 V7.80 setup window:
The setup wizard wil install Siemens DIGSI 5 V7.80 on your computer. DIGSI 5 standard and DIGSI 5 Premium require the installation of a proper license key at the first startup of DIGSI 5. DIGSI 5 compact works without any license key installed. It is also possible to start a 30 day trial period for testing DIGSI 5 Premium after installation.
Click next to continue.

In the next window, the information about the insalled version is detected which we have to option: The first one is Remove the existing version and install the current setup. And the second option is Retain the exising version and insall the current setup. Select the remove option and click the next

In the next step we have to specify the folder for the installation of Siemens DIGSI 5 V7.8
It is better to install DIGSI in the default folder. So, just click the Next to install Siemens DIGSI 5 v 7.8 to the default folder.

In this step, it is asked to enter a path of the device drivers installed with an existing version of the DIGSI 5 setup available on the PC. It is better to skip this step and import the digsi 5 device manuals after installing DIGSI 5.

In this window we have to select the Device Driver file for backup. Let the default path be as the DIGSI Device Driver folder and click the next to continue DIGSI 5 setup

The installing Siemens DIGSI 5 V7.8 is start. It takes time to Removing the older version of DIGSI 5, installing DIGSI 5 Prerequisites, installing the IEC 61850 system configurator, SIGRA, DIGSI 5, CFC, Automation License manager and the post DIGSI 5 configuration.

During installation of DIGSI 5, it will ask to restart the system. For the configuration changes made to Siemens DIGSI V7.8 to take effective, we have to restart the PC. Therefore, click the Restart Now. After system restart, the DIGSI 5 installation will continue automatically.

At the end, a window shows the completing the DIGSI Siemens DIGSI 5 V7.8 setup. It is shown that the Siemens Digsi 5 V7.8 has been successfully installed. The alert also shown that windows updates for the update of .Net Framwork is suggested Click finish.

Now open DIGSI 5 Software to check the DIGSI 5 License and DIGSI 5 version. The installed package is DIGSI 5 Version 7.8 with DIGSI 5 Premium License with SIGRA software.

How to insall DIGSI 5 V7.8

The following video shows how to upgrade DIGSI 7.3 to DIGSI 7.8

How to install DIGSI 5 Version 7.80

2 Replies to “Upgrade DIGSI 5 V7.X to DIGSI 5 V7.8”

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    let me know about this

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      Hi, ok I will mail you more info