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    What Educational Software fails on Win7

    at the moment, I can't get any 11inch XP netbooks - I've either got to go back to 10inch ones or get 11/12inch ones that only come with Win7.

    What software is not going to work on Win7?

    or put it another way - can anyone whoes using Win7 in primaries post of list of software that works OK - e.g Tizzys Toybox, Textease Studio CT etc.

    I am assumming than Open Office, Office 2003 and IE8 work OK


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    Might not be too relevant for your needs Si, but for peoples replies it might be worth categorising which apps have problems running in a 64 bit architecture too since 64 bit is much more prevelant under W7.

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    textease ct (6050 i think newest version branded by lightbox) works happily on x64 win7 depends on which version of tizzy if its the old playbook version id guess not the newer flash one shouldnt be an issue, I believe office 2003 isnt that happy on win7 but ive not tried it

    definitely work x64
    textease ct 6050
    photostory3
    office 2007
    movie maker 2.6



    definately dont

    digital blue 3.1 (it may on x86 but dont hold your breath)


    ill add more as i remember lol school im at now is heading towards linux rather than 7
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    x64

    Tried to install:

    Dazzle
    Counter for Windows
    My World (early version)

    No joy, but didn't try too hard. Tux Paint seemed to install fine (as an alternative to Dazzle), but does require the teachers to want to try to use it.

    Amazingly Digiblue 2.0 and QX3 Microscope loaded; haven't checked that they actually work yet...

    Currently building a "kids netbook" image, so I'll probably find more.

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    Si on a complete side note if you buy a ultimate lic with them you get downgrade rights to go back to xp. I know its an expensive option though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    x64

    Tried to install:

    Dazzle
    Counter for Windows
    My World (early version)

    No joy, but didn't try too hard. Tux Paint seemed to install fine (as an alternative to Dazzle), but does require the teachers to want to try to use it.

    Amazingly Digiblue 2.0 and QX3 Microscope loaded; haven't checked that they actually work yet...

    Currently building a "kids netbook" image, so I'll probably find more.
    digiblue 3.1 installs fine just fails to load id assume the same with qx3 and db2 as its pretty much teh sane software

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    Add SuperLogo to the list of failed installs.

    The DigiBlue Movie Creator (2.0) actually starts; it's the camera drivers that seem to be the problem. Bit of a blow, because I've actually seen these in use, unlike a lot of the school's hardware/software. The head is looking at more video cameras (as filming everything is the current vogue) but - as ever - it's weaning the staff off what they're used to using.

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    Office 2003 does work. got it loaded on my netbook running W7 Pro.

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    Remember there is always XP mode if you have W7 Pro or Ulimate.

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    @DB

    Thanks for the idea - I'll give Win7 Pro a go - I've ordered a disc from Westfield and I'll try it out on my netbook.

    regards

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    dazzle (fairly old version)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Remember there is always XP mode if you have W7 Pro or Ulimate.
    but its dog slow unless you have hardware support for virtualization

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    Solidworks pre latest version
    Sibelius pre latest version
    All the really old stuff which I really wanted to get rid of works perfectly, unfortunately. We are on W7 32-bit, simply because of lack of support for SIMS on 64-bit and quite a bit of our other software wouldn't work and couldn't afford to replace it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Remember there is always XP mode if you have W7 Pro or Ulimate.
    Has anybody used this?

    I was wondering if it involved going into XP mode first, then launching the program or if launching the program can automatically invoke XP mode. If the former, most of the staff i work with are never going to remember to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Has anybody used this?

    I was wondering if it involved going into XP mode first, then launching the program or if launching the program can automatically invoke XP mode. If the former, most of the staff i work with are never going to remember to do it.
    It automatically starts XP mode. To be honest though we found it a bit of a cludge and not very practical to use. If you have a Schools Agreement, App-V which comes as part of the Desktop Optimisation Pack is a much better product.

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