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SmartCore can run on a windows platform. But the interface part will for the most part, not be functional


Goto this page: [1] download the 64 bit windows installer and run it.


Follow this guide: [2]

Download PHP

Download the latest PHP ZIP package from

PHP can be installed anywhere on your system, but you will need to set the paths referenced.

Extract the files to for example: c:\Program Files\php7

Configure PHP

Copy php.ini-production or php.ini-development to php.ini.

edit php.ini and change the following lines:

   extension_dir = "C:\Program Files\php7\ext"
   include_path = ".;C:\Program Files\php7\includes"
   session.save_path = "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp"

save and exit. (You might have to handle administrator rights issues)

change the path environment variable

  • From the Control Panel choose System.
  • select the [Advanced] tab
  • click the [System Variables] button.
  • Scroll down the System variables list and click on “Path” followed by the “Edit” button.
  • Add "C:\Program Files\php7" to the list.
  • Save and exit

Install VC runtime

As of 2017 you must manually install the Visua C++ runtime dll (vcruntime140.dll):

  • Get the latest (or maybee a slightly older) version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable here here
  • Download vc_redist.x86.exe and open folder conatining it.
  • Rightclick amd choose to run it as admin


   php-cgi -v


  • Download latest smartcore image
  • Create a folder for SmartCore and unpack the files into it.

From the Command line run this to start it:

   node core

(This will fail as some methods for process is missing in the windows version)