at the moment we *need* to install sp2 for xp, but i've read of problems of swx2004 with it. are there any news about fixes of this problem? any news about an sp5 that may fix those problems with parts and assemblies getting corrupted when saving with sp4.x (SPR230073 submitted a couple of months ago but we still haven't received any news about it)?
We've asked our IT department to hold back installing Win XP SP2 on machines running SolidWorks. Does anyone know if this also applies to machines that are only running SolidWorks Viewer and/or E-drawings? If so, does this apply for machines running viewer2004 and/or e-drawings2004 ,as well as 2005?
We've asked our IT department to hold back installing Win XP SP2 on machines running SolidWorks. Do we also need to apply this to machines that are only running SolidWorks Viewer and/or E-drawings? If so, does this apply for systems running viewer2004 and e-drawings2004, as well as 2005? TIA, Christine
Mike I sympathise. I am in the process of building a new machine, and moving from win2000 - But can I get hold of a genuine copy of win XP sp1 from any retailer - no !! they have only sp2 in stock. !! I have even tried out of the way computer shops hoping for old stock of boxed versions of xp sp1 - and I'm out in the sticks in Cornwall and they even have only sp2 available.
So I will build my machine and then wait for SW2005sp1 - and use my old machine that is getting sicker every day, - lets hope it lasts. It is like an old gundog - It wags its tail when I come in the morning and is eager to get going , but its poor old legs are getting very bad arthritis and it is cruel to ask it to do too much.
However how are VARs dealing with new sales? - Imagine a a potential new sale - and then the honest salesmen have to mention that 'sorry you can't use sw 2005 as it will not run on XPsp2- and we don't know when the problem will be fixed . I imagine quite a few new sales are now on hold or gone else where - so the cashflow for Sept Oct at VARS will be down this year. I can only hope this is a real insentive to sort out the problem whereever it is.
actually, assembling a car involves higher risks --i mean, risk of personal serious injury-- than assembling a workstation.
nowaday, often people says hp wks are the best --and, indeed, italian vars offer only those ones and swx has an agreement for prices with hp on their wks's--, but it's also true that today hp uses *perfectly* standard hardware: commercial video cards, commercial mother boards, commercial hard disks and so on. and paying a number of assembled workstations *40%* less than a "genuine" hp can make quite a difference. with the same --or longer-- warranty on the single parts.