Windows Vista - Trados 6.5 interface / Urgent
Thread poster: Yolanda Bello Olvera

Yolanda Bello Olvera  Identity Verified
Mexico
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May 19, 2007

Hello all,

My computer crashed this Wednesday and I might have to buy a new one. I have checked the new models and all have Windows Vista and Office 2007. I was working with Trados 6.5 and that is the version I still have.
If I purchase a new laptop with the above specifications, will I have problems when installing / working with Trados 6.5 or should I purchase the Trados 2007? I need urgent advice because I might have to buy the new laptop today and I need to travel back to the onsite project I am currently in. Thanks a lot in advanceicon_smile.gif


 

Vito Smolej
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realistic scenario: "Vista is no option" May 19, 2007

buying a second hand notebook on Ebay with XP....

 

Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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You should still be able to buy a computer with XP May 19, 2007

See if the store will install it for you. At least in the US, you still have a choice, and mine will be XP! icon_smile.gif

 

Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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XP is still around May 20, 2007

When Vista first became available, I think the issue was that there was no driver software to allow the computer to recognize the Trados 6.5 dongle. Result: Trados would only run in demo mode.

I don't know if the matter has been resolved. Even if it has, XP is probably the safer option at the moment.


 

Tangopeter

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Try to find out what made your pc crash May 20, 2007

If it is a hardware component and not the hard disk, it might be more efficient to hang the disk in another or new computer - ask the dealer if that's beyond your pc-skills.

There are of course more solutions: install XP alongside Vista, install MS Virtual PC (free and very efficient if you have a back-up image). Or have that done in a computershop.

And if it is a software crash, you may try to restore a previous version of Windows, of course.

Success


 

Yolanda Bello Olvera  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Thanks May 21, 2007

Thank you for all your kind replies.

I was trying to get a new equipment just to be able to go back to the project with a fully operational laptop. To cut a long story short, I bought the laptop, despite the technical help to install programs and personalize it, I had to return it to the store, along with all the vista software as it did not recognize the Trados 6.5 dongle and the new Office layout is a terrible mess.
My old laptop is working fine now and I am updating Trados.
Thanks again!

Kind regards,

Yolanda


 

Martin Wenzel
Germany
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Switch to Metatexis May 21, 2007

Dear colleague, I have started using Metatexis (you can import Trados memories, and create Trados bilingual files with it...) parallel with Trados. I must say that I am so sick and tired of the aggressive early bird policy persued by Trados.

Metatexis has a help group, which gives quick and reliable answers...

The whole software package costs approx. 120 Euro and you will get free upgrades, which alone makes it so appealing...

Martin


 


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