It's a blooming pain. I just wish there was a definitive answer "No this won't work, yes this is fine" or "Here is the workaround". Why schools find it necessary to use 1995 applications is beyond me :P
I thought usability is lost with GUI interfaces as new architecture becomes readily available. I understand the argument "If it's not broke, why fix it" but surely as nearly 10 years has passed with some products, more resources become available to run on updated technology which would be in the best interest of Staff and Pupils 'In an ideal world'.
Software that we have installed and is working.
Pivot Stickfigure Animator, latest version
Scratch, latest version
Photo Story 3 for Windows, latest version
Macromedia – Dreamweaver MX 2004, Extension Manager, Fireworks MX 2004, Flash MX 2004, Flash Player 7
PTC ProDESKTOP 8.0
TechSoft Design Tools – 2D Design V2, Poem Design, Poem Embroider
Heinemann – Create Food, CREATE! Product, CREATE! Textiles
Food In Focus
HACCP – Hsplayer
Focus Educational Software – Focus on plastics, Knock-down fittings, Mechanisms, Question -editor, Resistant Materials 2, Wood joints
NCFE Exam Software, latest version plus proxy file
AQA - Just click - AQA AAS - AQA BiYG - AQA Chmyist - AQA Phy - Btec AS
Croc Clips Chemistry
Exam Pro - GCSE and A-level
Testbase 06 - 07 Key Stage 3
Testbase 08 - 09 Key Stage 3
AQA GCSE Science Interactive Presentation
BTEC First Applied Science
Furry Elephant Electricity Explained
Boardworks GCSE Additional Science
Furry Elephant Radioactivity Explained
Science Investigations 1 & 2.
Easy Sence (Data Harvest)
Software we have had problems with are:
Drivers for Motic Digital Microscopek
Motic Digital Microscopek
Hope this help in some way!
Edit: This on 32bit OS
Last edited by RJohnson91; 15th May 2012 at 09:15 AM.
The only I problem I ran into was making sure users on a clean Windows 7 install had a registry key in place before installing the Smartboard Notebook 10.8 software. Other than that, everything I've run into has been a breeze with Win7x64.
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