13611Re: [fhctech] Windows 7 upgrade
- Jan 3, 2014A procedure I found very helpful setting up new PCs and which saves a lot of time. I take one of the PCs and get it configured with all of the updates and proprietary programs available from the portal. Then I make an image of the hard drive using a program called "Aconis PC Backup and Recovery". I then install this image on each of the other PCs changing the PC name on each on afterward so they are unique on the network. It takes a long time to do the first one but the remaining PCs can be done in an hour or less each. I hope this might be helpful to others.
On Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:01 PM, Dana Repouille <drepouille@...> wrote:
Thanks for the information and warning. My stake didn't have Sophos problems in our FHCs. Rather, a few of our clerk computers got messed up by Sophos when it found a false positive in its auto-updater.
I usually disabled Windows Update until I am ready to install updates. I hate to have those updates download themselves in the background while I am doing other things.
I will let you know what image I receive, as well as any problems I find.
Council Bluffs Iowa Stake Clerk
and husband of the FHC Director
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> Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:33:27 -0500
> Subject: Re: [fhctech] Windows 7 upgrade
> Be careful with this one, as the image that FHC Support sends you is the defective image I have been trying to install on 10 new pcs they sent our FHC. I have spent over 50+ hours trying to get these new pcs running with very little help from SLC. The image is dated Nov 2012, so it is over a year old. They also control all the updates to Windows 7, so it was installing a years' worth of updates at the same time I was trying to install FHC software. It was just chaotic! I finally had to do it on my own without their help since I was given very little. The Sophos is also defective. The image was created at the time that Sophos created a huge problem for the FHC's. So, be careful what you ask for. It is NOT a Windows 7 OS cd, but rather THEIR image that you have to make work on the pcs they sent you.
> Judith Marcum
> Yuma AZ FHC Computer Specialist
> ---- Dana Repouille <drepouille@...> wrote:
> If your FHC computers are still running XP, run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor to see if they can run Windows 7:
> Windows 7 image DVDs for FHC computers are available from Family History Center Support.
> Windows 7 Professional license keys can be purchased through the Family History Department at the discounted rate of $71.60 for each license.
> Checks can be written by the stake clerk from the family history center budget, payable to Corporation of the President.
> Mail the check to:
> Att. Mark Summerhays
> 50 E. North Temple
> JSMB 3W
> Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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