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We are a Windows Shop!

Unless you special order a computer, you are going to get Windows Vista, of which all versions are compatible with GlassShop. Vista comes in a variety of versions: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate - and in a 32bit and 64bit configurations and ALLGlassShop systems will run on all of them.

We recommend using Windows Vista Business because it includes a useful feature called Windows Fax and Scan, which is a great program for using document feeders for scanning and sending faxes straight from your computer. Compare Windows Vista Versions This is one of those features that after a few months you wonder how you lived without it. Otherwise, all GlassShop Systems will operate just fine using any of the Vista flavors: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate.

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If you have any questions or concerns with Vista, please contact our support team. We'd be happy to help you choose your next business computer.

What about Windows XP?

If you prefer Windows XP, no problem! You can go ahead and use Windows XP. GlassShop runs superbly on XP (and even Windows 2000).


The core of the GlassShop system is derived from a Client - Server environment. We have clients successfully operating GlassShop in a variety of environments, and just about in any Windows server configuration. We also operate well within Terminal Services and on a Citrix farm environment.

GlassShop Installation Note:

If you encounter an error when first starting the GlassShop demo program (setup.exe) that says something to the effect that "fimain.exe is not responding", give the system some time. There's a large database with the system, and the download is large, too. Also, in most cases, you will need to be an Administrator account type in Vista to install any new program.



Some Recommendations from our own experience:

  • The price of RAM or memory has decreased in the last year or two. Now is the time to maximize the memory in your computer. Vista will run with 1GB memory, but really, in a business environment where speed is important, we recommend at least 2GB.
  • Some of the security features of Vista can be somewhat daunting, but they are important. Do not disable these.
  • Adding new hard drives can be handy, especially if you download photos from a digital camera.
  • Vista Business and above has the program "Microsoft Fax and Scan" which is a wonderful program for scanning important documents. We have a few HP Officejets around the office that have document feeders. Its a great way to keep an electronic copy of important documents, such as tax returns, or simply make multiple copies of a document without a photocopier.
  • Once you've experienced all the new animation and methods to display many windows, you'll go back to doing what you always did with Windows XP. You can run Vista in "classic" mode or for high-performance, which will eliminate the resource draining 'bells & whistles.'

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