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    Question Sorry for trying to be helpful

    Oops sorry, I thought at one point I might just have been trying to be helpful or even share my experience with you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Sounds like Microsoft HQ
    You're not seriously suggesting that Microsoft TEST their products, are you?

    I reckon they all stand around a machine while it's compiling with their fingers crossed and ship it out the door as quick as they can


    btw, alphatec, relax dude!

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    No, make it stable send it out as a preview beta, then add some new function\security fix at the last moment without testing it and then put in the marketplace with a £££ tag

    Seriously, MS isn't that bad.... honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfatec View Post
    We are running 5 workstations using Windows 7 RC on the network all with SIMS.Net installed. Standard install just need to copy the Connect.ini over. Works without any problems.
    Have you tried the System manager tool ?

    I get;

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    SimsManW.exe - System Error
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    The program can't start because netui2.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
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    OK
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    (I haven't looked for/tried a fix yet.)

    Also rather nervous of any of the other Windows 3 style programs hiding behind Pulsar !

    (As an aside, the test PC doesn't have hardware virtualisation (E7200) so it can't use XP Mode but VirtualBox runs fine on it.)

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    Basically any v.4 (delphi programs) - System Manager, FMS, Exams, Nova-T will have trouble in x64\windows 7 etc. I believe there are fixes, but really it's a question of them being re-written in .net.

    By the time Windows 7 is supported, System Manager 7 should be out, the rest should be underway - or at least on the roadmap .

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    @TimH - I vaguely remember that netui2.dll error from when I first started using Vista. There is a fix, but I can't remember what I did (possibly just copy the file from an XP PC?!).

    I don't use the Simsload thing on either Vista on Win7, I just use a shortcut straight to the pulsar.exe file - since it is only my computer affected (at the moment), I don't mind manually updating when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    @TimH - I vaguely remember that netui2.dll error from when I first started using Vista. There is a fix, but I can't remember what I did (possibly just copy the file from an XP PC?!)
    That's pretty much right, there's a solution on the Capita supportnet, which tells you to download zip file and where to put the file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by User3204 View Post
    That's pretty much right, there's a solution on the Capita supportnet, which tells you to download zip file and where to put the file.
    I've had a look on the Capita support site but I can't find the fix for this. Has anyone got it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm View Post
    I've had a look on the Capita support site but I can't find the fix for this. Has anyone got it?
    That fix only works on Vista, not on Windows 7. I think they're fixing it a different way for Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scebe427 View Post
    That fix only works on Vista, not on Windows 7. I think they're fixing it a different way for Windows 7.

    Hopefully with a hammer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfletch View Post
    Hopefully with a hammer!
    Maybe you guys should watch out for the Tweets on Twitter ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by scebe427 View Post
    That fix only works on Vista, not on Windows 7. I think they're fixing it a different way for Windows 7.
    Works here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Be fair, its not even on sale yet!
    True, but that is the whole point of Beta testing and early release to IT professionals. I think it's extremely lazy of Capita not to look forward to ensuring their product works with Windows 7. However, it is Capita. Very poor software developers if you ask me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    True, but that is the whole point of Beta testing and early release to IT professionals. I think it's extremely lazy of Capita not to look forward to ensuring their product works with Windows 7. However, it is Capita. Very poor software developers if you ask me!
    Yes but you can't really reliably test and develop for an OS in beta, microsoft could have potentially made a number of substantial changes to the OS before release if they felt like it. Yes its probably prudent for them to have done some limited testing but you cant divert resources to a project when you cant guarentee the scope.

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    Yes but you can't really reliably test and develop for an OS in beta, microsoft could have potentially made a number of substantial changes to the OS before release if they felt like it.
    This is relatively mundane *userland* code though, I don't really see much scope for MS throwing major spanners at it prior to release... especially if you're writing your code to run on both the current and future platforms i.e. not going crazy using Win7 only features.

    And given the current "churn" rate i.e. turnover of OS versions, SQLs, Offices, dotNets and SPs and patches I don't see how you can successfully run a non-trivial s/w project without committing resources to and paying serious attention to the betas and RCs.

    I suspect it's simply cultural - XP SP3 wasn't that different from a fully patched XP SP2 and IIRC it took at least 6 months, that is far too long, for them to say it was officially supported.

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