Lagos, Nigeria, 66 hours to showtime.
I'm running a system on WIndows 7 with no issues. As FOH is 70meters from screen, sometimes I program with a laptop closer to stage. This laptop is a brand new high range HP with Windows 8.1. prepared last minute and supposed to be my backup prod PC, running the show in paralel offline. What I can see programming on it is very very slow caching and updating - on 1gb cat5 network- other network operations are ok and I have no problem if I do the same with an older laptop running W7. Maybe compatibility between 7 and 8 in the same net?
- I highly doubt that. This is most likely "prepared last minute" issue, not a compatibility case.
I'm using WO 5.5. Does 5.5.1 has some special help for me?
- Not specifically, but I would use the latest version, if in trouble. Maybe not install it in the last minute, though...
Windows 8 esists and it is in all new computers, having a prod PC running 8 happens.
- We are fully aware that Windows 8/8.1 exists.
And WATCHOUT 5.5 onwards supports it, but I would stay on Windows 7 for Display computers, if I have a choice.
As others mentioned earlier, there are absolutely no benefits for WATCHOUT use.
Please share the experience.