View Poll Results: Will you still be primarlily using XP after the April 8th support end date?

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Windows Thread, Poll: How many schools will still be using XP after April 8th? in Technical; Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK Contact Pearson Education, they will send you a Reading Assistant v4 version for W7 last heard ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Contact Pearson Education, they will send you a Reading Assistant v4 version for W7
    last heard only x86 the wheres your cd bit just permafails on x64 and when i phoned their tech support the gist was tough

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    We have about 60-80 laptops not up to the job of an upgrade. Will be running those until they die as no funds to replace yet. All desktop machines upgraded last summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    last heard only x86 the wheres your cd bit just permafails on x64 and when i phoned their tech support the gist was tough
    Hmm works on x64 for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Hmm works on x64 for us.
    last time i tried it just kept saying shove cd in drive and wouldnt recognise it (and now a school want it on laptops with no cd drive anyway lol)

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    To be fair, XP I think will be missed. It's been a good OS whilst it lasted.

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    All we will have left is computers that have VERY specialist software, EPOS mostly but there is still a windows 2000 machine connected to a CNC router somewhere, and the upgrade of the router and software to win 7 compatability cannot be justified while it is still operational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Really? Runs on Win 7 for us.
    @sparkeh it seemed to run but then after some times of use wouldn't let anyone login including the teachers to the admin portal just for some reason kept saying invalid password when it wasn't the case, have you got a fix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexbillbridgnorth View Post
    @sparkeh it seemed to run but then after some times of use wouldn't let anyone login including the teachers to the admin portal just for some reason kept saying invalid password when it wasn't the case, have you got a fix?
    Sorry no, just don't have a problem with it.

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    Strange might contact them then I'm pretty sure we have version 4 already :/

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    Those with low end hardware could use Windows Thin PC. Its slightly leaner than full Windows 7.

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    About 50% of the machines still use XP at my schools

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    We have only got a handful of laptops to upgrade now and any which can’t will be blocked off the network (if there on it in the first place)

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    One laptop to go!!!!
    She just won't bring it in....!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgemaster View Post
    One laptop to go!!!!
    She just won't bring it in....!!!
    Just tell her she has 7 days to comply or you will remotely disable it.

    Failing that just write it off and wash your hands. Make sure it cannot connect in remotely.

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    Not for student or staff use, but our cashless catering tills and Display screens across the school will probably remain as XP workstations.

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