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    SIMS and Windows 7

    Morning all,

    Just wondering if anyone out there has tried running (whisper it low) SIMS on Windows 7.

    I installed it once on my 7 laptop, but it gave me an installation error, and mea culpa, I expected it to fail so I didn't read the error message.

    I got a SIMS logon box when I ran it though, but I chickened out of actually logging-on.


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    I've just installed it on Windows 7, had to turn of UAC first because the installer was crashing. It seems to run OK for what I do, (exporting year lists, checking admission numbers etc).

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    There is a problem with some parts of Sims .net as it is still 16-bit (not surprised ). However we've had no problems running Sims .Net in XP Mode on Windows 7. However apparently it's going to be fully compatible with it some time this year...

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    been running sims on windows 7 since after x-mas seems to run fine.

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    SIMS Works fine on Windows 7, System Manager does not work on the x64 version for obvious reasons.

    Make sure you have UAC turned off though as the Installation will Error, or you might be lucky and it does complete but you will find then that SIMS actually dont run!

    I have not found any issues with it yet.

    James.

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    Latest Autumn release should be fully compatible now.

    I run it here on my windows 7 machine and system manager now works on 32bit.

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    I've had UAC disabled since I installed 7, but still had the inital install error.......shoud have read it, I guess.

    Positive responses all round...........I'm staggered.

    Never ever use SIMS myself, can't be bothered with it and basically have no need to use it, but it's good to know that it's 'fully compatible', for when I start rolling out 7.

    Thank you all......Case Closed.

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    Same here, I've been running Windows 7 since November time and sims installed fine first time (although I have had UAC disabled), and it does everything I want it to.

    What I was told at Bett by a gentleman on the Capita stand, was that Sims.net would be supported on Windows 7 by March.

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    We're running Sims on Windows 7 on 6 of our boxes here, have done since before christmas - just made sure to start the installation using 'Run as Administrator' and it was away. The only other stumbling block was the first time it is run it must also be using the 'Run as Administrator' option, otherwise it cant write back the connect.ini file to the sims directory.

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    We have the Autumn upgrade on and I have found that the print engine (printing timetables etc doesn't work. I had support from County here yeasterday for something else to do with SIMS and she said that part is still 16 bit and they know it doesnt work under 64bit yet.
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    Been running SIMS with windows 7 with UAC on. The only problem I got on install was errors about the date/time settings which I needed to change for the system account. After that it worked without problem (- 16bit apps obviously). As said above you need to run first as admin to write the connect.ini or send it via a group policy to all staff machines then you can be sure it's identical for everyone.

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    With the latest release of SIMS summer 2010 update (7.132 I believe), is this now Win7 X64 supported as it was suppose to be? Can't seam to find anything on SupportNet to back this up, though Id ask before giving them a quick call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Morning all,

    Just wondering if anyone out there has tried running (whisper it low) SIMS on Windows 7.

    I installed it once on my 7 laptop, but it gave me an installation error, and mea culpa, I expected it to fail so I didn't read the error message.

    I got a SIMS logon box when I ran it though, but I chickened out of actually logging-on.

    We have some users running [Whisper] sims [/whisper] under windows 7, we did have some problems when installing it for the 1st time but here is what we do every time we install it.

    run sims.inst off the sims server as local of network admin
    when changing the mapped network drive you must click browse as the mapped network drive always appears as disconnected (strange) then select the connect .ini file.

    install as normal

    Also Note 64bit is not supported at all,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenadsl View Post

    <snip>

    Also Note 64bit is not supported at all,

    Dear Lord, when are they going to come into the 21st Century, with the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthling View Post
    Dear Lord, when are they going to come into the 21st Century, with the rest of us.
    probably when they work out what still usses the 16 bit stuff thats still in there that looks like it was designed for windows 3.11

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