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Stone Knives and Bearskins

Discussion in 'Support' started by Charles Dye, May 22, 2013.

  1. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    Updating to 15.01.44 on Windows XP gives a big scary error dialog:

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    There is an option to continue, and Take Command does run correctly if the installer is allowed to continue.
     
  2. Steve Fabian

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    As Rex reported in another thread, MS (apparently intentionally) broke backward compatibility in their VS 2012 RTL.

    It seems MS wants to cash in on the new health care laws and their substantial cost increases by forcing health care providers to replace millions of perfectly working systems and retrain their operators to brand new user interfaces of programs with often reduced capabilities, never mind the incorrect diagnoses and treatments of patients until all that is done. Vendors win, the public loses.
     
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    Try it with build 45 (already uploaded) and let me know if it installs correctly on XP x86.
     
  4. rconn

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    I agree -- if by "perfectly working systems" in the case of XP you mean archaic, slow, and bug-riddled security disasters. If your time is worth less than $0.01/hour, then it *might* make economic sense to stick with XP. Otherwise, I cannot fathom why anyone would choose to use it.
     
  5. Charles Dye

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    I just ran OPTION /U on SuperPet (the computer where it failed last time). This time it installed uneventfully and works fine.

    But I wound up with build 47, not build 45. I take it you've been busy.
     
  6. Charles Dye

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    On the other hand, people who feel their time is valuable might prefer an OS that mounts flash drives in seconds, rather than long minutes....
     
  7. Steve Fabian

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    A system works perfectly if it does everything its owner wants it to do correctly and at a speed which satisfies the owner. If it is connected to the world outside of the LAN through external firewalls (e.g. VPN to other facilities) and all its authorized users are authorized to all information on the LAN and physical access is limited, the only security issue is unauthorized persons with physical access. In such facilities the cost of conversion, when you include retraining time of persons like chief of cardiac surgery, far exceeds the possible savings in the firewall complexity. Of course, in such facilities only system administrators (and software developers, if any) would explicitly use JPsoft products (though the programs doing some of their daily chores might).
     
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    Not sure what you're referring to -- both my Windows 7 & Windows 8 systems mount flash drives immediately.
     
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    Nobody needs to be retrained when switching from XP to Windows 7. Windows 8 might be a different matter, at least when using the Modern interface (I've turned it off and boot straight to the desktop).
     
  10. Rodolfo

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    How did You turn it off?
    I mean, You use a software such as classic shell or You change some system settings?

    Thank You and regards

    Rodolfo Giovanninetti
     

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