I haven’t used SYSTM for a few weeks. A few days ago I went back to the software. It turned out that I have, among others out of date credit card details so I updated it, but the software was also updated to 7.13.1. It all coincided with a server crash. Since then, I have had a problem on my Windows 8.1 computer playing training videos. When PLAY is turned on, the program turns off. Workouts without video work fine.
Since I still have The Sufferfest app and the SYSTM training plan also appears in it, I can run the same workouts via The Sufferfest. Everything works fine here.
For now, Windows 8 is being updated by microsoft. Yesterday it downloaded and installed another update.
But as I can see, the SYSTM system requirements actually only include Windows 10. And I don’t like it
Today, while browsing my computer, in the Download folder I found the file SYSTM.Setup.7.2.1.exe with a volume of 129 234 KB with the modification date September 30, 2021. I clicked on it and the SYSTM application started. After I start training, the video works fine! Out of curiosity, I checked again what version is available on the official Wahoo website and it is 7.18.0. On a laptop with Windows 10 and a desktop computer with Windows 8.1, version 7.18.0 is also installed.
Back from the future?
By the way, I wonder why in the “About” tab “amd64” is displayed as the system architecture when both computers work on Intel I7 processors.
IIRC, AMD developed the 64 bit extensions for x86 processors as Intel was trying to go down a different route with Itanium processors. I think Intel ended up licensing x64 back from AMD (or parts of it).