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By Sprezz | Thursday, 8 October 2009 17:53 | 4 Comments
Well we've been running with Windows 7 on a couple of our laptops for a few weeks now and we like it! The ability to launch a program by typing just a few letters of its name is brilliant... the only downer was not being able to run AREV at all anymore - oh yes, and the fact that as of the time of writing OpenInsight 9.1 completely hangs - I mean COMPLETELY hangs Windows 7 64 bit.

Note I said "was" because today we installed Virtual PC for Windows 7 along with XP Mode and huzzah - we have an environment where we can actually work with AREV and OI! You can read all about it here.

The only thing to point out is that once you enabled virtualization in your BIOS you have to do a cold reboot - turn the machine completely off. Easily overlooked and potentially frustrating.

[Edit] - The hanging issue is fixed for OI 9.1.1

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  • What about other versions of OI? What about Windows 7 32-bit?

    By Blogger Don Bakke, At 8 October 2009 at 18:10  

  • All other versions of OI that we've tried have been fine. Windows 7 32 bit is also fine.

    By Anonymous Sprezz, At 8 October 2009 at 18:29  

  • Interesting regarding 9.1. I've been using Windows 7 for about two months now and really do like it. The virtual XP has a gotcha though. If your machine has Integration Features on (which is the default), running OI from remote network drives fails. However, if you turn off integration and use the virtual machines networking abilities instead, everything runs slooooooowwwwww. I mean, unusable slow. It's as though the network is running at 1kps or something.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 8 October 2009 at 19:47  

  • And in other news the 64-bit issue is fixed - it will be released in 9.1.1 ...

    By Blogger Captain C, At 13 October 2009 at 14:12  

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