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FYI Blew motherboard. Need new puter. Was told not to get Vista as not compatible with work program

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I have to buy a new puter and was told by employer NOT to get Vista.
once you use Express scribe to program it should work with any USB compatible software too.


Company requested not downloading Vista as it will not work with our program.
New puter with Vista - need Word!
Has anyone needed to buy Word 2003 on their new Vista computer to handle their client's documents?  Is it compatible?  I need to make a decision if I'm to use their "Works" program installed (will have to pay $300 at the end of the trial period) or just go ahead and buy Word 2003 and Excel on my own.  Thanks for any 2c.  I need to decide Today, so I can start transcribing again next week!!   Happy Easter..
Please let us know if your software is compatible with Vista and thank you.

It seems that companies would hurry up and get compatible with Vista, as they would have more choice in MT's in their hiring process.

Vista is still not compatible with most platforms currently.
I have yet to see a platform compatible with MAC and if you look at the job ads when listing needed equipment they all say PC. 
Stedman's is compatible with Vista. I use it. nm
stedman's 8 is compatible with VISTA. nm
EditScript8 is VISTA compatible
I have them both on my other computer. I'm not sure EditScript is VISTA compatible, though.

Hope that helps :-)
It should be fine. I was told the same thing about old versus new puter and nothing
Accordign to Microsoft, it is XP and Vista compatible.
Is Vista and Lotus Notes compatible?

I just had Lotus Notes installed on my PC from my company. If I upgrade to Vista, will I have to get them to re-install it and is it even compatible?



Best Spell Checker compatible with Vista?
I just bought a new Sony Vaio and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a spell checker that was compatible with Vista for Word 2007.  Are there any out there that are good?
I also need a medical spellchecker compatible with Vista. Any ideas? TIA. nm
Many companys don't have their stuff compatible with Vista yet. Keep your old machine
You have to have a program compatible
with whatever he has to download the voice files from his office.
Oops..sorry your right. I forgot that. I specifically ordered my Windows XP as Vista is compatible w

Just about every computer has Vista now but I went through Dell and found the computer I wanted with Windows XP and then went into ebay and got it $400 cheaper than what Dell was going to charge..The one downfall, it didnt have Office Word etc.. installed so I had to buy that but I still came out ahead.

I'm getting set up for DQS and I was told by tech that Smartype is not compatible but(sm)
Shorthand and PDR or PDS (whatever it is, I don't have) would work. I have Smartype too and it's a pain that it won't work.  I was told by others here that what is on the DQS is sufficient.  Hope that's true for me too.  Good luck.
That's what I thought too, but I was told the built in thing was compatible with my router. nm
I believe that all that is required is a compatible common program for the dictation and the transfe
I was told to contact escription before going to Vista.
I still have XP though.
my son is a computer grad and told me not to get vista
on my new lap top.  i ordered direct from Toshiba with windows XP. 
Also was told Office 2007 is meant for Vista.
It requires a lot more power than most machines have with Windows XP.
What is the best anti-virus program for Vista?
As you know if you have Vista, it has a pretty good security system built right in, the Windows firewall and Defender antispyware.  Is it necessary to go with a antivirus program with this system?  Have never had good luck with them.  Years back my computer crashed and it slowed it way down and actually brought more bad on board than did any good.  What is a good one that is cheap or free and uses very little system reserves?  I know this is kind of a technical question but any feedback would be appreciated.   
What Word program works best with Vista? Has to be less than 2007. nm
Won't work, new IT Pro V is now compatible with
I have never found a program shorthand does not work with, it works outside the program (I think tha
PRD is a DOS program. I don't think it work with Word, a Window's program.
Mine did this, motherboard died
I had a few do this, and the motherboard had died. I had just purchased them.
What virus program/internet security do you use - always used Norton, but a computer tech told me
Instant Text and Stedman's are compatible. Not sure of any combo products that would work.
An MQ recruiter told me yesterday if work is low they "cut off" the work

SEs are doing it.  She also told me that it is written in MQ policies

that MQ can let go EMPLOYEES without notice (I'm not saying statutory employees here, I'm saying employees).


The state told us that MTs are employees because we they work in our system and do the same work as
maybe you can work for a company in another state.
VIsta - What will it do to MT work?
Vista is coming out at the end of the week.  Is it going to cause MTs computer problems?  What is the techs telling all of the MTs out there about whether it will work with company platforms? 
I cannot use Vista to work, so that is definitely out. What
kind of laptop are you using?
Vista and MT work - any input on this yet?

I would love to hear what MTs are saying about Vista and MT work.  Is it making anything better for us? 


Does Escription work with Vista?

Is there anyone out there doing VR on the Escription/EditScript software and using it with the new Vista operating system?  I am just curious if they work well together.


Platform that does not work with Vista
Last I heard, Medquist (DocQScribe) did not work with Vista. 
I work for MedQuist and use Vista. nm
Will Vista work with DocQscribe?
Hi!  Going to purchase a new computer - can anyone tell me if VISTA is compatible with DocQscribe?  TIA :D
The latest version of ES does work with Vista.
Does Express Scribe work with Vista?
I actually blew a whistle very loudly in their
ear, but I heard that machines make the calls and when someone picks up is when a real person is there. Not sure though. I would love to do the air horn thing if I knew for sure it would hurt!!LOL!!
Unfortunately, he really blew it and she really needs to kick him to the curb.
Also as I just blew my hard drive
Take the sideoff and get some compressed air and clean out the inside of your computer..I noticed mine was getting slower and slower..Forgot to clean the inside and here I am replacing a hard drive...All it takes is a spec of dust on the hard drive to make things haywire
Shorthand 10 and Instant Text V both work on Vista sm
Don't know what you consider "not too much money," but this is a piece of your arsenal you don't want to skimp on. You should get the absolute best you can afford -- if you put the time and energy into making the software work for you, it will for itself in no time.
Word 97 thru 2007 all work fine on Vista.
I blew a big wad on my last one - Hoover WindTunnel - because Consumer Reports (sm)

gave it great marks about three years ago.  The self-propelling feature was nice, but it kept breaking down so now I'm back to my K-Mart Bissell.  So much for Consumer Reports.





told me it would not work well
It could possibly work, but I was told by the secure FTP site that if the Olympus software was not a newer version that the doctors would then have to go to the secure FTP site and download the files manually, which would be very inconvenient for the docs. I checked and their Olympus software does not support an automatic download of the files to the docs, from what I can remember.
I work for MQ and was told 1 space...NM
You do need a FTP program though so you can get your work - sm
forgot about that, but that is not a large expenditure, think I paid $30 for mine though that was about 8 years ago (I do web work to for my old, old job now and then).