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The main principle of Microinvest products is ‘The newest, the better’. For this reason it is recommended to use the latest versions of the operating systems. In this publication the advantages and different features of the particular operating systems will be discussed.

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Windows 7

Windows 7 is the most preferable system concerning the work of Microinvest products. With 100% compatibility, Windows 7 uses completely the computer resources and offers high stability and speed of work to Microinvest Warehouse Pro and Microinvest Warehouse Pro Light. There are no specific features related to the installation and the use of the software, it is important just the right of the user to be implemented properly. Windows 7 consists of many drivers for devises and perfectly recognizes the current hardware. This is the best solution for Microinvest.

Windows Vista

Although not so popular, the products of Microinvest work successfully with this operating system. The compatibility is full and there are no specific feature related to the working process. The responsibility is to the system administrator who has to ensure the right installation of Windows Vista and its integration with the appropriate drivers.

Windows XP

Windows XP is among the oldest operating systems. This operating system is proven to be stable and efficient. For the right use of Windows XP the following rules are recommended:

  • Actualization of Windows XP to Service Pack 3.
  • Installation of all the necessary drivers of the devices in the system.
  • Settings of Firewall and the network in relation to requirements of stable work.

Microinvest support all the functions of Windows XP and work free of problem is guaranteed.

Other Windows Versions

The work with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 is possible, although it is considered as very rare. These operational systems are servers and the products work without problems, but for the users it is uncomfortable because the systems are complex and do not meet their expectations. The work with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT and Windows 2000 is not possible. The systems are old and do not support the novelties and the latest technologies. Windows CE do not support the standard products. There is a mobile version for part of the devices with Windows CE.

32 or 64 bite Operating System

Microinvest make special efforts for compatibility with 64 bite operating systems. All products from the line Pro are completely compatible with the 64 bite systems and work without problems. For the specialists, it is important to be familiarized with the specific features of Windows 64, for example with the fact that there are two almost identical folders:

  • C:\Program Files – for 64 bite applications.
  • C:\Program Files (x86) – for 32 bite applications.

Standard versus Embedded operating system

As applications, the products of Microinvest do not recognize the difference between Standard and Embedded operating system. However, this is not applicable for the peripheral devices and the additional hardware. Regarding the Embedded systems, sometimes there are problems with the installation of the drivers for barcode scanners, USB – 2 – COM transmitters and other devices. For this reason, it is important to make frequent actualization of the operating system and to have available drivers for every device.

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