I talk to customers every week who want to know when CounterPoint will run under Windows 7. The good news is that CPSQL 8.3.9 and CPv7.5.17 & 7.5.18 are now certified to run under Windows 7. CP7 will only run on the 32-bit release. Since there are a couple 3rd party products that have known issues, before you move forward be sure and talk to us here at CCS.
But the real question is – do you want to be on the “Bleeding” Edge of Technology? While Windows 7 has fewer problems then Vista, it’s still a fairly new product. As Retailers, most of you are not trying to have the newest, most technologically advanced systems. Your objective is to run a retail business. Getting customers through the check-outs is probably top on your list! Windows XP is still a product that will do that for you in a reliable and predictable manner.
If you need hardware replacements, we can get systems for you that have a Windows 7 license but allow you to downgrade to Windows XP. This will give you the security of knowing the system works now under XP. You also have a licence for Windows 7 and a machine that will run it when you are ready to move forward.
Technology is constantly changing. While my mantra some days is “Change is Good”, we all need to take a step back sometimes and say “Why are we making this change?”.
Have a great weekend.