Software and Hardware Compatiblity with Windows 7
As we transition staff computers from Windows XP Professional to the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional, it would be a good idea to make sure your library is using modern software and hardware. SCLS will make sure standard software such as Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Thunderbird and browser plugins are compatible with Windows 7. We also know that the Metrologic barcode scanners, DYMO LabelWriters and Star receipt printers are compatible. Each library will be responsible for making sure their software, printers and document scanners are compatible.
A few examples of software that you should be concerned about include Dreamweaver, Contribute, Print Shop, Acrobat and Photoshop. These are just a few of the software titles that we know libraries are using.
A good place to start your compatibility check is at the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. Here, you will be able to search for many different software titles and devices. If you do not find any information about your product, the next best place to check is the manufacturer's website.
If you have any questions or concerns about compatibility, please call the Help Desk.