Thursday, October 07, 2010

A Note on Windows 7

We are getting a lot of emails on Windows 7 compatibility and our software. All of our products (Groundwater Vistas, Winflow, and AquiferWin32) work fine under both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7. There are a couple of things to note, though:

- We use WinHelp format help files. Windows 7 does not automatically install that but you can download it from the Microsoft Web page. Actually when you try to access help for the first time, Windows 7 tells you the problem and directs you to the download area, so that is easy to solve.

- There are some occasions when Groundwater Vistas gets stuck continually refreshing the screen. This only seems to happen when screen refresh takes a long time (e.g. lots of large maps and other things to draw). You can stop this by maximizing another window over top the Groundwater Vistas window and waiting a few seconds. When you go back to Vistas, it will be fine. Let us know if you encounter this - so far it seems fairly rare.


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