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Hey Everyone


Does anyone know if Chief X5 runs on Windows 10? I only have Sage and Chief on my machine and Sage will have no issues. So was hoping it would be the same for Chief.


I have a relatively new PC which Windows 10 supports, so just hoping someone could chuck some helpful comments my way.


Thanks for your time.

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November 2020


This is an old thread but maybe this will help someone.



Had a hard drive crash and had to reinstall Chief Ver 10.0 in a fresh install of Windows 10, latest version 1004 with all current updates through November 2020. Yes Chief Architect Version 10/10.08 still works and I am too cheap and hardly use it enough to justify any upgrade. After installing version 10.0 from my saved installation files, Windows 10 would not allow me to open the Chief Architect program as the User Account Control (UAC) security stopped the program from opening. I had to go into Registry Edit and turn UAC off (note many online articles as how to do this and turn it on and off). After the install of Chief Architect 10.0, the program could not find the HASP key. Took a while but I found the following to get new hasp key drivers. I suggest deleting all old Hasp Key drivers (mine were Aladin files/drivers) prior to installing the new downloaded files/drivers (which will be Sentinel). Once I got the Hasp Key recognized I updated to 10.08 and Chief 10.08 works as normal..


Go to step 3 for the file to download the drivers. Please uninstall any old drivers first. You may need to insert the hasp key for the files/drivers to show in Control Panel/Device Manager/USB controllers to uninstall them.


1.  Went to site: Thales Customer Support Portal at: https://supportportal.gemalto.com/csm/?id=portal_home_page
then using their search look for the following: hasp driver chief architect

2.  That search will lead to the following page:

https://supportportal.gemalto.com/csm/?id=kb_search&q=hasp drivers chief architect

where you will look for: Sentinel HASP/LDK Windows GUI Run-Time-Installer 8.13

3.  This is the download site for the driver:  


There no spaces in this address. This thread would not allow word wrap for the long string.




The following is the file description needed:

Sentinel® LDK and Sentinel HASP® Run-time Environment Installer GUI for Windows
Refer to the Readme file included in the package for details.
MD5 (Sentinel_LDK_Run-time_setup.zip) = 2b9a4dc20e6acc32cc9e4636b1d5eafa

Sentinel HASP/LDK Windows GUI Run-Time-installer 8.13 after being installed and then checking Device Manager under Universal Serial Bus controllers shows:

Sentinel USB Key
Sentinel HL Key
Sentinel USB Key

all three show the driver version is actually with a date of 03/29/2019


Hope this helps.

Bob Schroeder

Sarasota, FL


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