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How does "outdated software" affect your products

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by jscovazzo, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. jscovazzo

    jscovazzo New Member

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    I have been in this business for YEARS and the signs that are comparable to the types i make have not changed so much to reflect a benefit from "updated" software, ie. parking signs, realestate signs your basic low graphic sign.

    All i want to do is install my OLD program onto my "upgraded" computer.
    I am trying for the life of me to get an installation cd for "lxi master " version 6. according to sign wharehouse my only option is to pay $700!!!! and upgrade to 8.5. I run a smaller sign business, 6.0 works great for me,
    does anyone have suggestions!!
     
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  2. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    Get that old computer back up and running for that program only. I too suffer from upgrade dilemma. I run signlab 5, but have two worksations with it, so to upgrade one means to upgrade both. I also have Omega and Flexi. Each does for me what I need. The most important aspect of an upgrade I can think of is having the capability of dealing with newer versions of ai and eps files and my Flexi does that. I can't see updating my signlab as I use it to set up pretty much everything then send them out from there to either Omega or Flexi and do what I need in those programs to complete the file. I am getting to old to want to keep learning new software, and on top of that there is a certain amount of anxiety that goes with getting newer computers and newer software and thats getting everything to work properly which I have no patience for lol
    signed old goat!
     
  3. jbennett

    jbennett Member

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    Running my old Inspire without a hitch on XP (though I did have to upgrade the dongle drivers). I dread trying it on Vista someday.

    jbennett
     
  4. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    SERVICE PK 1 or 2 XP????
     
  5. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    What's under the hood of the upgraded computer?
     
  6. jscovazzo

    jscovazzo New Member

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    New computer

    I am looking to run the software on a laptop with a docking station at my office, connecting to scanners plotters printers etc.

    it does run vista......

    160 gig hard drive
    2 gigs ram
     
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