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Windows Thread, Windows XP EOL are you continuing after the deadline? in Technical; Originally Posted by stevewill6 I don't have licencing to do it yet waiting for the EES renewal in March. If ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevewill6 View Post
    I don't have licencing to do it yet waiting for the EES renewal in March.
    If you have EES already, you have the licences already, unless someone has done something weird with the licensing. It's based on MS peculiar definition of Full Time Equivalent staff (200 hours/year? How's that full time?) rather than on number of boxes, so you should already have the licences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGilbert View Post
    If you have EES already, you have the licences already, unless someone has done something weird with the licensing. It's based on MS peculiar definition of Full Time Equivalent staff (200 hours/year? How's that full time?) rather than on number of boxes, so you should already have the licences.
    you can get ees for just office i know of 2 schools that have (one has subsequently upgraded to windows as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    you can get ees for just office i know of 2 schools that have (one has subsequently upgraded to windows as well)
    Indeed you can. Not thinking straight.

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    You can of course use Windows XP after April 2014, but it's generally a bad idea. You're potentially opening yourself to a number of problems and it just isn't worth the hassle.

    I predict the number of XP installs late 2013, early 2014 will rapidly decline and Windows 7 will be no.1 for quite some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGilbert View Post
    If you have EES already, you have the licences already, unless someone has done something weird with the licensing. It's based on MS peculiar definition of Full Time Equivalent staff (200 hours/year? How's that full time?) rather than on number of boxes, so you should already have the licences.
    Yeah we have just office at the moment.

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    Just one XP machine - it'll have to stay as it runs the laser cutter which has rubbish driver support. I'm just planning to drop it off the domain and have a local user account. Also, we got rid of all Windows 8 PCs this week - they're all on 8.1 (but there are only four ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by caffrey View Post
    I've got 95 to do,
    What, Windows 95?

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    you would think so

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    some will in some schools but only because they are old fujitsu e2500's with 512mb ram the school wont spend money on them (have ees so licenses arnt an issue) but im no going to run win7 on 512k ram as it will probably make them unusable. Theres also probably odd pcs knocking round various schools that just for various reasons arnt up to the job or are somewhere ive forgotten where
    Take a look at Windows Thin PC perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishCustard View Post
    Take a look at Windows Thin PC perhaps?
    to what if they wont spend on pcs they arnt going to on a a ts and lics or appv

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishCustard View Post
    Take a look at Windows Thin PC perhaps?
    Pointless won't run .net, loads of apps need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    to what if they wont spend on pcs they arnt going to on a a ts and lics or appv
    Wasn't thinking of using a TS, just shoving Thin PC on the thing and using it as an OS in its own right, should be fine for light-use PCs.

    .NET 4 will install (I tested it), didn't check <3.5 though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishCustard View Post
    Wasn't thinking of using a TS, just shoving Thin PC on the thing and using it as an OS in its own right, should be fine for light-use PCs.

    .NET 4 will install (I tested it), didn't check <3.5 though...
    3.5 doesn''t run, if you have SIMS...

    1 other thing, if they can't afford new machines, i doubt they will have SA. Something needed to use ThinPC legally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    3.5 doesn''t run, if you have SIMS...

    1 other thing, if they can't afford new machines, i doubt they will have SA. Something needed to use ThinPC legally.
    If they're old machines being kept limping along for as long as possible, I doubt SIMS would run well even on a full OS.

    Fair point about the SA though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    3.5 doesn''t run, if you have SIMS...

    1 other thing, if they can't afford new machines, i doubt they will have SA. Something needed to use ThinPC legally.
    they have ees so the only thing stopping me putting windows 7 on them is lack of ram. Sims isn't an issue its not on the curric network at all and staff laptops are mainly win7 theres a few ancient acer tm41xx things nocking round for teachers but iirc those teachers are retiring this year. I think the idea is to use the netbooks and dump the suite in the long run (netbooks are on win7 (might look into 8.1 on them)) might even try 8.1 on the suite as it seems faster on the same hardware than 7

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