I'm upgrading a program to run from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The customer will still have Windows 7 systems in operation, so this needs to be backward compatible. The original program used CP210x 6.0. Can I jump to CP210x 10.1.1, or should I hold back and use 6.7.5 to maintain backwards compatibility?
Thanks in advance!
I am not sure I understand your question correctly or not. Do you mean you have an application software that running on the USB host (window 7 and window 10), and you need this application to work both on window 7 and windows 10?
Dose your release of this application include Silabs VCP driver (https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers)?
Yes, the release of the application will include the Silabs VCP driver (CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Driver). I need to upgrade this driver from V6.0 so that it will run on both Windows 7 and 10. It is unclear to me whether V10.1.1 is compatible with both Windows 7 and 10, or just Windows 10.
Hope that is clearer...
I don't think the V10.1.1 backward support old OS version. you could get this information in the release note.
You need to use the V10 for Windows 10 only. For all other Windows Version you use the 6.7.6.
I decide that during the installation process depending of the Windows Version.