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Need help with changing from XP to windows 7.


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#1 rwarren10

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

Hello everyone. 

I am new to this forum.

 

I am looking to upgrade a system from xp to windows 7. Its actually for a friend of mine who has a newsagents business. The tills that operate on the shop floor run software called reposs which is a point of sale software. This runs off the upstairs PC which is currently running windows xp. However i am looking to upgrade to windows 7. The issue is that the main pc located upstairs cannot be shut down as this will crash the downstairs tills/systems, basically upstairs pc is acting as a server. Any advice on how to get around this?

Would waiting until the shop closes and then completing the switch be an option or will this still crash the tills?

I know i will have to backup all the data onto an external hard disk as well. Just need help with the acting server upstairs situation.

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:27 AM

We have exactly the same problem with our till systems. Our till system (which also run XP) doesn't expire for a while (2020 i think). It's difficult to say how you can do this, but the best advice i can give is do it at down time. This will turn the tills off but if you back up all your data it should be ok.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:54 AM

Does your friend have a support package with Reposs; might be worth a call, if you get stuck.
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