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Everyone Finally Moved Over ?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by WildWestDesigns, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    With the much beloved (in general) Win 7 going EOL next Tuesday, everyone (those on Win based machines that is) moved over to something a little more current?

    While EOL doesn't mean that it will stop working, it does make it harder to be perpetually connected to the internet (for those on SaaS programs, which is going to be most more then likely with Corel jumping on the bandwagon) without an increase worry about what's going on. Even 3rd anti-virus software will stop getting updates for Win 7 at some point.
     
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  2. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    We still have 3 of our production computers running Win 7...... not too excited about updating them!

    Mainly our computer that runs Gerber software & equipment, but I would think by now they've figured that out and have it working.
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Switched over. Didn't want to, but hackers haven't gone away. Brought the computer back to the place that built it and let them deal with the install.
     
  4. neato

    neato Very Active Member

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    I just switched over to a new Windows 10 machine. I thought it was going to be a problem getting used to it, but I really like it. It's a fast and intuitive operating system.

    I'll keep my Windows 7 machine offline for cutting vinyl.
     
  5. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    :rolleyes: Still running XP on one machine
     
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  6. wes70

    wes70 Very Active Member

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    Upgraded over the holidays. Refurb computer with win10, upgraded to CorelDraw 2019 and versaworks 6.
     
  7. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Still running Win 98 in a VM. Still my fav out of all the Windows versions. I don't have it setup on my new phone, but could even get it to work on my last phone as well via emulation. Tells "you" just how powerful those things are.
     
  8. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    Just updated my system in December to Win 10 and I run the Gerber software and equipment off it. No hiccups yet.
     
  9. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    Same! It's the system we use to run our embroidery machine. The software doesn't really like newer versions of Windows.
     
  10. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    It could be the dongle that doesn't like the newer version. I had one like that. Wasn't the software itself, but the key that is the DRM that didn't like the newer version.

    Then, of course, it was sometimes manually moving DLL files that didn't make it from the install disc to the OS (had that happen on 8.1). Although, at least with the software in question, it showed the error and how to correct it. Some may not do that.
     
  11. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    Got 2 comps on windows 7 no updates, I aint doing nothing higher, all programs are on disk
     
  12. joshGN

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    I made the switch over the holidays....

    It was easy...but...now I get a blue screen of death whenever the machine 'wakes' up from being asleep.

    It seems to be a common issue and can be a variety of things.

    My solution so far has been to not let the machine go into sleep mode...LOL
     
  13. IEI Print Shop

    IEI Print Shop New Member

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    I upgraded after the first big update in November 2015 and never looked back. I find that when I keep all my technology up to date, I run into very few issues. Windows 10 is a big step forward from 7, I loved it from the get-go. I'm running RasterLink 6 with a Mimaki CJV 300-160 and have had great results. I'll never understand why there's so many holdouts in this industry...
     
  14. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Just thought I would do this for Win 7's EOL week (see attached).


     

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  15. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

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    Hmmm, tried to get rid of the orphan closing quote tag, but it won't let me edit out that part.
     
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