+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
MIS Systems Thread, SIMS and Windows 8 in Technical; Hello, As anyone attempted installing SIMS/FMS on a Windows 8 Pro? I guess it shouldn't be much different to the ...
  1. #1
    PaulRenda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    43
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    6

    SIMS and Windows 8

    Hello,

    As anyone attempted installing SIMS/FMS on a Windows 8 Pro? I guess it shouldn't be much different to the Windows 7 installation, buy hey ho we all know the installation from SIMS/Win7 wasn't that too different to Vista and we still had problems.

    Regards,
    Paul

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,384
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 370 Times in 255 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    I was speaking to Sale Grammar School yesterday - they have SIMS on W8 and apparently "it flies".
    Last edited by PhilNeal; 29th November 2012 at 10:26 AM.

  3. #3
    krtek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Hi there

    I've been running SIMS on Windows 8 in my training environment for a while now with no issues

    However, we should be mindful that SIMS on Windows 8 is not officially supported until Spring 2013

    Cheers

    Dave

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Rotherham
    Posts
    1,679
    Thank Post
    122
    Thanked 126 Times in 102 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    I've got it running fine. However after a call with capita the other day at the minute Capita don't support IE 10 or Windows 8

  5. #5
    The_Windy_Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    25
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Phil - I am surprised at you! Its not supported on Windows 8 until the Spring release is what we've been told - hope Sale Grammar don't get any issues that require technical support!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,384
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 370 Times in 255 Posts
    Rep Power
    82
    Yes I realised after posting that I'd encouraged people to move prematurely!

  7. Thanks to PhilNeal from:

    TheScarfedOne (1st December 2012)

  8. #7

    GREED's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    3,237
    Thank Post
    397
    Thanked 410 Times in 331 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    189
    One advantage about having a browser-based solution....

    ... and I'm off again.

  9. #8
    CAM
    CAM is offline


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    4,371
    Thank Post
    875
    Thanked 411 Times in 311 Posts
    Blog Entries
    61
    Rep Power
    314
    It's when you start interacting with Office that the fun really begins. Will we still need to do the Verify Template dance every time we change something on Windows 8? That bug has been around since Office 2007!

  10. #9

    vikpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    5,894
    Thank Post
    751
    Thanked 1,469 Times in 1,220 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Don't verify It crashes on large templates anyway!

  11. #10
    ozydave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    270
    Thank Post
    89
    Thanked 38 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    33
    Had sims on my win 8 for a while no issues what so ever. About to test on a admin user

  12. #11
    CAM
    CAM is offline


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    4,371
    Thank Post
    875
    Thanked 411 Times in 311 Posts
    Blog Entries
    61
    Rep Power
    314
    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Don't verify It crashes on large templates anyway!
    You get the opposite? Every template I make I have to verify or the tags show instead of data.

  13. #12

    vikpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    5,894
    Thank Post
    751
    Thanked 1,469 Times in 1,220 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    You get the opposite? Every template I make I have to verify or the tags show instead of data.
    Have you tried one of the workarounds, like exit without saving then save on prompt. Or: save, exit, save in sims, open for edit, save, exit, save in sims. (without verify).

  14. #13
    CAM
    CAM is offline


    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    4,371
    Thank Post
    875
    Thanked 411 Times in 311 Posts
    Blog Entries
    61
    Rep Power
    314
    I've done a combination of all those things at some point or another. But ever since we left Office 2003 at my last school it was happening, just to find out it happens at my new one too. Office 2007, Office 2010, all have the same bug. Last I heard from the LA it was rather common over the entire borough!



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. [SIMS] SIMS, 32bit windows and 64bit windows
    By mrbios in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 26th March 2012, 02:54 PM
  2. SIMS and Windows 7
    By Earthling in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 14th July 2010, 05:20 PM
  3. Sims systems manager and Windows 7
    By zag in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 18th December 2009, 12:01 PM
  4. [SIMS] SIMS and Windows 7
    By nephilim in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 75
    Last Post: 30th September 2009, 12:00 PM
  5. Moodle, SIMS and Windows
    By alan-d in forum Virtual Learning Platforms
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12th January 2009, 11:52 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •