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    Fizzbooks?

    Anyone running old Fizzbooks (NL1) on server 2012? Is this possible? I'm looking to see if I can put Windows 7 on them as they run XP, not sure how I connect them in their current state.

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    one of my schools has 6 of these, although they have Win 7 on them they are terribly slow. Not sure if someone upgraded them as it was before my time. It took nearly 15 mins for one of them to cold boot and login the other day when i was testing them. Just thought i would give you a little warning about them.

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    Yes exactly what I thought will happen..thanks for the feedback.

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    DO NOT PUT WINDOWS 8 ON THEM unless you need a brick (which would be better than having to use the hateful things). But they do run windows 7 if you an find drivers (good luck)

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    We had 24 Fizzbooks with Windows 7 (drivers are available) but they are without a doubt too slow to handle it. The problem isn't the software - the hardware is just too underpowered. Startup was an average to 2-4 minutes, and the wireless network card drivers are dodgy - frequently drop out.

    I created a second partition on the hard drive, and installed Zorin, a windows-like OS, beside Windows 7. Works perfectly out of the box (installed from USB stick), no driver issues, and can integrate with AD (via Samba). Be aware the login is not checked with AD (so we use a common login) - you only have to enter your AD username and password when accessing a network share. Startup times are now 15 seconds from cold, compared to 2-3 minutes on Windows 7, and primary school children are using (and loving) it, with zero training. Zorin OS - Home - comes with an education ready version, with preloaded packages....all free!!

    Feel free to PM me if you have any questions - my advice is to stay with XP or go with Zorin.

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    I encountered a Fizz Book once. Needless to say it went in the bin!

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