Have you ever wondered what version of Venus 1500 V4 you are using and if there is a newer version you could/should be using? Well then you’re in luck because today we’ll show you how to find out!

Recently, we posted an article with instructions on how to update to Venus 1500 V4.22 if you had recently upgraded to Windows 10.  While Version 4.22 may be the latest version, it certainly isn’t the only version available for download.  Let’s talk about all the latest and greatest Venus 1500 V4 updates!

I recently got a phone call from a customer who was running Version 4.10 without any problems at all! So as you can see, people are still using virtually every version we’ve ever released.  If you happen to be one of those people that’s using an older version, that is perfectly fine, as long as you aren’t experiencing any difficulties with it.

For those of you who are having problems, and for the rest of you who just want to make sure you are running the latest and greatest version, this article is for you!

What Version Am I Running Now?

Your first step is going to be to confirm which version you are currently running. This is very easy, and all it entails is opening your Venus 1500 V4 software.  Once you have it open just look at the very top of the program and it will say Venus 1500 Version 4.xx.

V4 Version arrows

Now that you know that, we need to figure out what kind of operating system you are using on your computer. To find this information just click on your Start Menu, then right-click on Computer or My Computer and click on Properties.  This will open a window with some basic information about your computer, including what Operating System you are using.

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Finally, you are going to need to know what kind of internet you are using. Are you using Dial-up or are you using DSL, Broadband, Cable, or Wireless?

You have officially gathered all the information you need to update Venus 1500 to the latest version!

What Version Can I Update To?

Let’s begin be visiting www.daktronics.com/venus1500 so we can find out what updates are available.  When you first arrive at the webpage you will see a large banner that says Venus 1500 Connect With Success.

Connect with Success

If you see that, then you know you are in the right place.  From there, simply scroll down the page until you see an orange button that says Download Venus 1500 and click on it.

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You are now going to be arriving at a page entitled Venus 1500 Software Downloads. There are some very important notes in Red at the top of the page so please take a minute to read through those.  Once you are finished go ahead and scroll down to see the available downloads and updates.  You can even scroll a little further down to see the minimum and recommended system requirements for your computer.

V4 specs

Back up to the Updates section now. You will notice that there are 3 available downloads/updates.  Since most, if not all, of you already have Venus 1500 downloaded we are only going to refer to the updates as we move forward.  If you do need to download Venus 1500 V4 for the first time, then we recommend reading How do I update or download Venus 1500 V4 software?, DD1993540.

numbered V4 Updates

1) The updates begin with Venus 1500 Version 4.19.2. This update is specifically for those of you who are still using a 56K Phone Modem (Dial-up) internet connection.  It is the newest update available for dial-up users, so if you are currently running an older version of the software (Example: 4.17 or 4.18) then we recommend updating now by following the instructions from How do I update or download Venus 1500 V4 software?, DD1993540.

2) The next update available is Venus 1500 Version 4.20.4. This update is for those of you who are using Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating Systems on your computer.  This is the latest version of Venus 1500 V4 that is compatible with those specific operating systems, so if you are running an older version (Example: 4.19 or earlier) then we recommend updating now by following the instructions from How do I update or download Venus 1500 V4 software?, DD1993540.

3) The final update that is available is Venus 1500 V4.22. This update is intended for those of you who are using Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.  It is the most recent update available, and if you are running an older version of Venus 1500 V4 on any of the aforementioned Operating Systems we recommend updating now by reading the instructions we provided in our earlier post Windows 10 Compatibility Is Here.

We hope you found this article helpful! If you did, then be sure to click on the orange Receive Email Updates button on the right side of your screen to subscribe.  Thanks for reading!

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