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Old 01-13-10, 04:27 PM   #73
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Screw the users Doc......... Migrate those suckers
This is the reason why I can't migrate them:
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All 300+ computers at my work are XP,Cause some of our Apps are not compatible with Win 7.
I also still have XP on my Machines at home but i am totally ready to get win 7
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Old 04-22-10, 02:36 PM   #74
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Still have xp. No money for upgrade.
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Old 04-22-10, 08:23 PM   #75
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If old apps don't work install them with Virtual machine XP mode.

I just setup a print server at work replacing an XP machine with Win 7 Pro 64-bit. I got two 4 year old RIP system programs to work with a little bit of mucking around not having to resort to Virtual machine. One worked fine without hiccups, I only had problems copying media profiles across where I tried to do a selective copy and I didn't replace some linked files the first time.

The other program needed me to download the latest driver for the USB security key. After This I had problems with installing the printer driver, but it didn't matter. I thought it was keeping the printer from printing, but after running the program as administrator and with compatibility for XP SP3 it worked flawlessly.

So that's two XP system's replaced so far at my work as well as one additional Win 7 machine added early in the year.
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Old 04-22-10, 11:49 PM   #76
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We're making the switch from XP to 7 at work. The developers will be fine but man... I'm totally frightened of what we're going to deal with when it comes to the admin and sales folks.
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Old 04-23-10, 01:22 AM   #77
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The admin are going to absolutely hate it, your sales folks will very likely love it to death.

From my experince,

Those who are not very good with computers really like it because it is designed a lot better and things are organized in logical groups.

Those who are very good with computers (windows), hate it because it is much more secure and tries to make sure you know what your doing before letting you do it, and things have been moved around.
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Old 04-23-10, 04:30 PM   #78
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The admin are going to absolutely hate it, your sales folks will very likely love it to death.

From my experince,

Those who are not very good with computers really like it because it is designed a lot better and things are organized in logical groups.

Those who are very good with computers (windows), hate it because it is much more secure and tries to make sure you know what your doing before letting you do it, and things have been moved around.
Those who are very good with computers turn UAC off.
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Unfortunately, so do those who aren't very good. ::
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Old 04-24-10, 04:39 AM   #80
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Those who are very good with computers turn UAC off.
Those who are smart laugh at those who turn it off when it bites them in the ass.
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Old 04-26-10, 04:33 PM   #81
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Those who are smart laugh at those who turn it off when it bites them in the ass.
Nah, that's silly... UAC is like going to a cafeteria and asking for a coffee. Then, the clerk asks you 'are you sure you want a coffee?' (Smart answer: No, now I come to think about it, I think I'll go f'ck your sister so... Hey... thanks for the hint! )

Now seriously, unless you're downloading unknown programs and you're thinking on deliberately running them, it's perfectly safe to turn UAC off, good for newcomers, but a pest for the rest xD
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Nah, that's silly... UAC is like going to a cafeteria and asking for a coffee. Then, the clerk asks you 'are you sure you want a coffee?' (Smart answer: No, now I come to think about it, I think I'll go f'ck your sister so... Hey... thanks for the hint! )

Now seriously, unless you're downloading unknown programs and you're thinking on deliberately running them, it's perfectly safe to turn UAC off, good for newcomers, but a pest for the rest xD
QFT. It's almost like using the sudo command on linux. Yes I'm well aware that I can crash my box if run a command I'm not supposed to. Yet everything you need to do requires administrator or root rights.

The normal user doesn't need these permissions most of the time, so it is mainly transparent to them.

I'd leave the UAC on if I could turn it off for a specific user. If I'm logging into an Administrator account that means I want to break stuff, so don't try to stop me.
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Old 04-27-10, 03:14 PM   #83
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Nah, that's silly... UAC is like going to a cafeteria and asking for a coffee. Then, the clerk asks you 'are you sure you want a coffee?' (Smart answer: No, now I come to think about it, I think I'll go f'ck your sister so... Hey... thanks for the hint! )

Now seriously, unless you're downloading unknown programs and you're thinking on deliberately running them, it's perfectly safe to turn UAC off, good for newcomers, but a pest for the rest xD
Yes and know. I leave it on because sometime software gets packaged with other **** that I am installing and I like the notifications it gives me on each install. It prevents software from automatically installing **** on my machine.
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Old 04-27-10, 04:07 PM   #84
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Still running XP on my netbook.
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