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    Cheers! Found the overly long vid with the beardy chap explaining XP mode. No SA at the site I really need it for, so I'll have to give XP Mode a go.

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    Tried XP Mode, which was successful for most of the software I listed.

    Digiblue won't work as it thinks the display is <16-bit, and the Microscope software just freezes the whole system.

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    Windows 7 32 Bit:

    Problems with -

    Nelson Thornes
    NA Klar 1 & 2
    Voila 1 & 2
    Horizons 1 & 2

    (and probably some of the older Nelson Thornes installers..)

    The workaround I found..

    1. Install the flash patch from the Nelson Thornes Support Site - then install the application
    2. First Run - the applications as an administrator - this allows the creation of directories - also login as a teacher while running the application as administrator
    3. Specify the Program Files\Nelson Thornes folder in AppLocker

    I've got a further problem that these programs use Internet Explorer to display the content - so I get the Information Bar (To Protect your Security because ActiveX is evil - click here to accept the risk - or similar!) - I managed to get that switched off briefly but it's back again now..!

    I can't be the only person to experience problems with Nelson Thornes software..?

    Stangely SIMS seems to run on 64bit (W7 and Server 2008R2) - despite being unsupported..

    I've a cmd that runs

    SIMSAMPARKSetup.exe /S {QuietMode} {NoServerApps} [SIMSDotNetDirectory]="%PROGRAMFILES%\SIMS\SIMS.net"
    SIMSApplicationSetup.exe /S {QuietMode} {NoServerApps} [SIMSDotNetDirectory]="%PROGRAMFILES%\SIMS\SIMS.net"

    Then copies a good SIMS.ini to the windows folder
    Then another cmd to do the SIMSPerm stuff..

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    With ref to @Witch I've successfully installed Dazzle on a 32bit Win7 laptop, V1.44 dated 1999. However, just come to install Collins New Primary Maths and it won't - message cannot install on OS.

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    Has anyone had any problems with Activeteach/Activebook? It seems to fail with 'Library not registered' whether it's locally installed or run from the network (which worked fine on XP)
    It's something I thought I had tested but obviously havent and now Maths staff are quite desperate to use it...whoops

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    Ah, scrap that, it works when the 'white screen' patch is applied...phew!

    If anyone needs it (took me a while to find their support area) - Hangs on white screen upon launch?

    Thats for Maths but the others can be found

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    Is anyone using XP mode with any success? I'm sourcing laptops for pupil use and really want to put xp on them for simplicity of use and can't get xp downgrade disks with the model I want. I've got xp disks I can use with the downgrade rights but don't want the hassle of sata drivers etc.

    I've posted on the HP forums and got a right snooty reply back from someone advising me to use xp mode with a sarcastic reference to fact I'm buying a quantity of laptops! I tried xp mode with the staff windows 7 laptops and wasn't really impressed at all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    Is anyone using XP mode with any success? I'm sourcing laptops for pupil use and really want to put xp on them for simplicity of use and can't get xp downgrade disks with the model I want. I've got xp disks I can use with the downgrade rights but don't want the hassle of sata drivers etc.

    I've posted on the HP forums and got a right snooty reply back from someone advising me to use xp mode with a sarcastic reference to fact I'm buying a quantity of laptops! I tried xp mode with the staff windows 7 laptops and wasn't really impressed at all!
    its ok if hardware supports virtualization if it dont its slow and annoying in my experience

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