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    I remember why I hate XP...

    Been trying to fix a problem at one of our sites today, and remembered why I totally hate XP.

    Trying to install windows update: Failed, need to run patch
    Run MS Fixit patch to fix windows update: Failed, please Install SP3 via Windows update
    ... right

    *stabs XP a bit then runs back to shiny Win7*

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    At least it's not just me!. Changed jobs about 4 months ago from a nice Windows 7 network to an XP mess. God I miss 7 :-(

    The sooner XP's funeral is held the better!

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    Shhhh! Simon's still getting to grips with XP!!



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    It's certainly the time to start planning that funeral, laying the foundations in the minds of the various heads/SLT members etc. Sooner it's gone the better!

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    Been gone for a good while at our place, its now showing its age. It was good once but now its time to move on.

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    Still got it in little pockets of resistance.
    Thing is, some programs and printers work better with it.

    Case in point - Testbase - worked fine on XP with HP2600 printer
    Teacher now has Win 7 - gets a "floating point overflow" error and can't print

    *IEP writer is the same

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    The thing I miss most when going back to XP is not being able to search the start menu. So glad we've got it running in school as well now cos moving between 7 at home and XP at work was getting annoying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Case in point - Testbase - worked fine on XP with HP2600 printer
    See if you can move to the online version, your job stress will drop significantly

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    See if you can move to the online version, your job stress will drop significantly
    Amen to that!! One of the best things I ever did.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    See if you can move to the online version, your job stress will drop significantly
    I agree! although sometimes I found testbase crashes around 4pm!!

    Ive yet to move to windows 7 most of the programs we have do not work on windows 7 so thats going to be fun!!

    although we will probably only move the class pc's and staff laptops to Win7, going to leave the laptops we have for use in classes as XP so they can use all the programs.

    Ive still got more to investigate but we shall see.

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    Indeed, I hate XP. So many little annoyances that Windows 7 and Server 2k8 R2 fixes. For example, building a universal image. Soooo much easier in Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    *IEP writer is the same
    What version of IEP writer do you have? We are running it here on Windows 7 without any serious issues (other than it being generally a bit rubbish).

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Still got it in little pockets of resistance.
    Thing is, some programs and printers work better with it.

    Case in point - Testbase - worked fine on XP with HP2600 printer
    Teacher now has Win 7 - gets a "floating point overflow" error and can't print

    *IEP writer is the same
    Testbase is no-longer an updated program, it is a website subscription, so its a case of using old software on a new OS there.

    The printer itself should work just fine though.

    IEP writer - contact Capita to ensure you have the latest version.
    Last edited by localzuk; 2nd October 2012 at 09:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Case in point - Testbase - worked fine on XP with HP2600 printer
    Teacher now has Win 7 - gets a "floating point overflow" error and can't print
    Not had any complaints (yet) though in W7 x64 I've had to install it in XP Mode (installed OK in 32 bit). That said, I've long suspected that it's one of those "MUST have" programs that rarely, if ever, actually get used.

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    Yay, the world is catching up. I have not been able to stand XP for years now, 7 is better. To a large extent Vista was better. I just wonder how long it will take before the same sentiment is being expressed with regard to Windows 8 or 9.

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