Problem with starting of SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM v13 and solution

Hello, guys.

In this article I want to tell you about a problem I encountered , and my solution.Probably there are a few different solutions, but I will tell you about mine.

It’s about SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM v.13 software, with SIMATIC S7-1200 1212CAC/DC/RLY hardware.

When I try to start PLCSIM v.13 SP1,with TIA PORTAL on Windows 7 64 bits, I get the following error message:

Fig 1. Error message 

Also when I try to go in Simulation Mode on Tia portal, there was also an error message: Тhe totally integrated automation portal has encountered a problem and needs to close
First, I try to follow the instructions, shown in the error message. I put the disc in the PC and start the repair. Unfortunately, it was useless ,and I tried another  method.. the working method.

SOLUTION:1.    Go to Updates for PLCSIM V13 SP1  and download the update.2.    Download both files:a.     SIMATIC_S7_PLCSIM_V13_SP1_Upd1.exe (2.5 MB)b.     SIMATIC_S7_PLCSIM_V13_SP1_Upd1.001 (370.6 MB)3.    IMPORTANT: Download the both files in one directory.4.    Execute SIMATIC_S7_PLCSIM_V13_SP1_Upd1.exe   5.    Follow the instructions

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