We’ve recently received several calls from customers wanting to know if our software is compatible with Windows 10 and whether they can upgrade their computers. The answers are yes and maybe.
Is your computer being used as a server?
If you are using your computer as a server for our accounting software the answer is NO. (This applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 upgrades as well.)
In order for our software to work properly on these operating systems, the database needs to be converted to a Microsoft SQL platform, which requires some billable time from Datatech. If you would like more information on the advantages of moving to SQL or if you are already planning a server upgrade, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the SQL platform a dedicated server is required. To help alleviate some of the cost, Datatech has designed low cost “appliance servers”. If you are ready to upgrade your system, we can provide a package that includes a new server along with the conversion to SQL.
Can I purchase a new Windows 10 computer or upgrade my existing workstation?
We are currently building new computers with Windows 10. If you are interested in receiving a quote for a new Windows 10 computer from Datatech, please contact Barak at the email above. Consideration should be made for your network devices (printers, scanners, etc). If you have old equipment that may require driver updates, you may want to wait to purchase a Windows 10 system.
We have upgraded computers from Windows 7 and 8.1 to 10. In both cases we didn’t have any issues running Datatech software on the workstations. However, we did encounter a couple of hardware issues with the Windows 7 upgrade. The sound quit working when the upgrade was complete. We were able to fix the problem by downloading and updating the drivers. There is also an unresolved issue with one of our printers, which we are still working on. Others who have upgraded have reported issues with the new Microsoft email and web browser programs.
At this time, because of these issues, we recommend waiting to upgrade your existing system. The free Windows 10 upgrade will be available for a full year. As the update is released to more users, bugs and other issues will get resolved. You might save yourself some headaches by waiting a little while!