General Chat Thread, Are you still on Windows XP? If so Why? in General; Originally Posted by Edu-IT
Even with SIMS?
Yes, not long until it supported by that time we will be good ...
18th January 2013, 09:53 AM #31
Yes, not long until it supported by that time we will be good to go with it. Student machines dont have sims so would be ok.
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
18th January 2013, 09:55 AM #32
Some 4000 machines here still with Windows XP on! Got less than 10 machines with Windows 7 running. Biggest issue for us has been our key software has only just been updated to work with 7 and then its only 32bit! One of the other issues is we have no licenses to upgrade either. Pretty much same in the NHS all over.
18th January 2013, 09:56 AM #33
When i worked for the bank they where replacing XP machines at a rate of 1,000 per week.
18th January 2013, 09:58 AM #34
We're still on XP with a Server 2003 domain. Why? Well, in short, because of BSF... or at least the lack of it!
I got TUPEd to RM in 2009 and the BSF was due to kick off soon after with the school having spent millions on planning and architects, only for Michael Gove to open his gob. So, the BSF got shelved and any upgrades went on a complete back burner! The school have now decided with RM that they will go for the full conversion to CC4 (Hopefully with Windows 8, but looking more and more likely that it will be Windows 7) this summer.
Still running Office 2003 too. The staff will be given training opportunities to learn to work with Office 2010 (probably not 2013) in the Spring term, ready for full migration in September.
I can't wait. I am sick and tired of the sight of Windows XP and Server 2003.
18th January 2013, 10:02 AM #35
Gradually rolled out windows 7 over the last few years. Got a few student laptops still on XP but it seems old now.
I don't upgrade for the sake of upgrading like some people, but I will offer it and its a far more modern operating system.
18th January 2013, 10:09 AM #36
I think we have 7 out of 120-130 machines left on XP. 2 are library machines, which I can upgrade at the next holiday, one is a very old laptop and the rest are bursary staff - took forever to get re-installation instructions for some BACS software...so they can be done soon too.
Can't stand XP anymore, feels so outdated after using 7 for a few years
18th January 2013, 10:13 AM #37
Originally Posted by caffrey
No, but if you hum a few bars, I'll soon pick it up.
18th January 2013, 10:13 AM #38
one single machine for us on the laser cutting machine we have (only drivers available for the device need XP and a parallel printer port, it wont work with 7 at all I tried all ways to get it to work) - irony being one year later they changed to USB based cutters and would have given us no issue, but this one machine is going to be locked in that format for foreseeable future.
18th January 2013, 10:42 AM #39
Majority of our machines are Win7. There are a minor few running XP as the software they require won't run on anything other than XP. Also a small number on Win8
18th January 2013, 11:10 AM #40
Both my schools are still on XP for class rooms, with admin mostly on Windows 7. Teachers have Win 7 laptops.
I've got a couple of Win 8 trials out. We have a lot of old (and I mean OLD) software that simply won't work on Vista + which is being slowly replaced.
I plan for both schools to go Win 7 during Easter.
I also had licensing issues, that until recently we were primary only, then primary with a bit of secondary. Now we're fully all age EES licensing was needed, as we were fast running out of Office licenses and CALs.
Rather than just buy new CALs I took the opportunity to get select licensing in place.
Last edited by Trapper; 18th January 2013 at 11:13 AM.
18th January 2013, 11:12 AM #41
We changed from a complete XP/Server2003 setup to Win7/Server2008 setup last January when our BSF took over and i Tuped to Civica.
I quite like it as a working environment, i Just hope they dont decide to move to windows 8 as i really dont like it
18th January 2013, 11:26 AM #42
- Rep Power
We upgraded to Windows 7 and Virtualised our Servers from a mixed mode Windows 2000 domain last summer.
Now have 21 Windows 2008R2 virtual servers with 600 Windows 7 desktops school wide. A big thanks to ERGO who helped with the infrastructure and migration work without which it wouldn't have been possible.
18th January 2013, 11:51 AM #43
100% Win 7 here, seems to work much faster/better then the XP installs.
18th January 2013, 12:22 PM #44
Still XP here but the plan is to upgrade to W7 over Easter.
18th January 2013, 12:25 PM #45
650 desktops here with maybe 150 running Win 7, the rest on XP Not my choice but the rest of the machines are too old and clunky to handle 7. We are replacing them room at a time when funds allow. In terms of staff laptops, maybe half are now running 7. I much prefer 7 over XP but have struggled with my tests of Windows 8. Think I will skip that and see what 9 looks like. Not that you asked but we have are running a 2008 domain.
Also, we are running CMIS as opposed to SIMS so the timetable to switch isn't as pressing
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