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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG v.8 and Windows 7/64 bit
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:17:45 -0700
All you say here is accurate and valid AFAIK, except seems to me this is
*precisely* "about people who are upgrading". Unless you're defining
"upgrading" as buying a new OS for an old machine, and excluding buying
a new machine from your definition, this is precisely about upgrading.
Nowhere have I said (nor do I think anyone has) anything critical of
those moving to Win7/64. Nevertheless, it's a fact that nobody will have
the printing problem unless using a 64-bit version of Windows AND
printing Word reports.
Luddites like me (still in Win2000) will not have the problem. That's
merely fact. Meanwhile, TMG users like me must understand that others
are having a problem, and have some sympathy.
Also, people like me who don't do Word reports won't have a problem.
Again, fact. No value judgments are appropriate; just that those of us
not affected need to be aware that increasing numbers of users *are*
John Nunnally wrote:
>> I would agree with you on this point, but I don't have 64-bit Windows.
> Those users who are upgrading to Win7/64 and want to print reports to
>> Word are in fact frustrated and have been for a while. I can see their
> Here's an observation:
> This is not just about people who are upgrading. At that point is 64
> bit is about your only option on a new machine unless you are willing to
> jump through some hoops. For example go to Dell's main page for
> shopping for home computers:
> bt&dgc=IR&cid=17495&lid=405688&redirect=1 All four machines listed on
> this page come with Win7/64 bit home premium. If you try to customize
> the operating system on this web page, your options are upgrading to
> Win7/64 bit Professional or Win7/64 bit Ultimate.
> When I bought my 64 bit system 2 years ago, I opted for 32 bit Vista to
> avoid any software compatibility issues, assuming I could upgrade at
> some time in the future if I so desired. But 32 bit is no longer an
> easy option to get and it may actually cost extra to get a vendor to do
> this "special handling."
> Customers being willing to wait is one thing, but when the market leaves
> you behind, that is another problem entirely.
> It would not be a completely unfair statement to say that "the most
> current version of TMG is not fully functional on most new Windows
> systems currently being marketed." That's not a good place to be as we
> approach the Christmas buying season...
> John N.
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