NPCS Windows 7 64bit
NPCS was converted to Windows 7 32bit in 2011, there may now be a requirement to develop a 64bit version of the system.
The user expericence will be identical to the current 32bit version, but many hidden system configurations have to be updated to run on the 64bit environment.
CIS now have a pilot test system in place in Durham and Queens Campus, any issues please report them to the IT Service Desk.
All software has been migrated from the current system which will require compatibilty testing before the system can be made live.
Certain applications are designed specifically for 64bit and if required can be requested and installed, see below for a list of what has been installed so far. Where possible a single start menu item will be used for applications with 32 and 64 bit versions.
If you require a 64bit version of an application to be installed please request via the web form here.
Move (2012) - Earth Sciences
R for Windows 2.15.0 - Mathematical Sciences
Miktex (command prompt,texworks and yap)
Internet Explorer 64bit (unsupported, various plugin issues including no flash), 32 bit version fully supported
Geoplot (16bit application not compatible)
Haematology (16bit application not compatible)
Developing Numbers (16bit application not compatible)
Lancaster Partical Physics (16bit application not compatible)
SPSS 19 not working
At present the 32bit version of Office 2010 is installed this is due to the fact the 64 bit version will be inconpatible with most of the addins we have installed and is following Microsoft's recomendations see here. We may install the 64bit version at a later date if we can confirm there are minimial issues.
List of NPCS 64bit machines