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    Sims systems manager and Windows 7

    I've finally got Sims to install on windows 7 and its working great but having a problem with system manager. I guess its because its a 16bit app or something. Looks like it was built in the 90s anyway

    Any ideas how to get it working?
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    It won't.

    At least, not yet.

    Most of it works fine but not system manager:

    Capitas people released this a couple of weeks ago...


    A number of customers have asked for clarification regarding our Support for SIMS and FMS on Microsoft’s two new Operating Systems. We have carried out a considerable amount of developer investigation and testing with the Autumn Main release and whilst we are happy that the overwhelming majority of the SIMS software suite will work fine on Windows 7, we have not yet completed all of the testing that we would need to confirm 100% compliance with Windows 7 and to obtain the Windows7 Kitemark from Microsoft.
    As such, Windows 7 is not currently supported but will be fully tested and supported as a client Operating System alongside the SIMS 2010 Spring Main Release.
    Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported. We are currently investigating this Operating System and will announce our intended date for supporting it in due course

    Regards,
    Jonathan Wood
    SIMS Product Manager (Technical and Releases)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfletch View Post
    As such, Windows 7 is not currently supported but will be fully tested and supported as a client Operating System alongside the SIMS 2010 Spring Main Release.
    Are they serious?

    Windows 7 has been in beta for over a year now, what have they been doing?? The very least they could do is fix the non working apps then go for a certified release in spring.

    Is there no hack to get systems manager running?

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    Not that I've tried - but System Manager 7 (cant remember the date!) built in .NET is on it's way - they're testing now. So I have been told ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Are they serious?

    Windows 7 has been in beta for over a year now, what have they been doing?? The very least they could do is fix the non working apps then go for a certified release in spring.

    Is there no hack to get systems manager running?

    Capita dont test on beta software, at least thats what i've heard before! If your running win7 I use virtual PC with XP mode to run sims, its almost seamless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rh91uk View Post
    Not that I've tried - but System Manager 7 (cant remember the date!) built in .NET is on it's way - they're testing now. So I have been told ...
    Well at least thats some good news, I reckon if they gave me the source I could write that in a couple of days

    I'm sure someone posted a hack here a while back about getting this running but I can't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    I've finally got Sims to install on windows 7 and its working great but having a problem with system manager. I guess its because its a 16bit app or something. Looks like it was built in the 90s anyway

    Any ideas how to get it working?
    Same. it wont work untill the january release. " says capita"

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    I'm running W7 64-bit and it works fine for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    I'm running W7 64-bit and it works fine for me
    even the system manager bit? as the net framework has been moved around that stops it working or have you done a patch?

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    Just works, think it was fixed with the 7.124 release of SIMS

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Just works, think it was fixed with the 7.124 release of SIMS
    how have you got that version?? we have support direct from capita hand have only got the 7.122

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    The Autumn main release is 7.124, been out quite a while

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    7.124 is the Autumn Release, has been out for about a month.
    7.126 should be out before xmas as well... joy!

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    Just to confirm what has been said.

    We do not certify that SIMS will run on Windows 7 but with the Autumn release we haven't found anything that does not and we have tested things thoroughly. This includes System Manager.

    We have submitted SIMS to Microsoft for certification and there are a few minor things to alter which we have done and so we will receive the official stamp shortly.

    AIT, George Spencer was authorised to download the Autumn release on 9/11. If its not showing as available please contact our desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal View Post
    Just to confirm what has been said.

    We do not certify that SIMS will run on Windows 7 but with the Autumn release we haven't found anything that does not and we have tested things thoroughly. This includes System Manager.

    We have submitted SIMS to Microsoft for certification and there are a few minor things to alter which we have done and so we will receive the official stamp shortly.

    AIT, George Spencer was authorised to download the Autumn release on 9/11. If its not showing as available please contact our desk.
    thanks for that our sims manager had not informed me there was an update. Is going on tonight.

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