Windows Vista - Proceed with Caution!
Attempting to run Windows Vista on a computer that you use for your accounting is now generally possible, but still may cause you some level of concern.
Adagio Accounting - Adagio Modules with version numbers 8.1 or higher will install and run under Vista. However, if you are installing from a VISTA workstation to a network drive, Vista's User Account Security features must be disabled during the instlalation. If possible, we recommend installing to your network from a Windows XP workstation; then using the Workstation Install to set up all other XP and Vista workstations.
Howrever, there are still some annoyances that show up unpredictably, Our general recommendation: is still to wait for the first big Vista service pack from Microsoft.
Note: If you are running 3rd party products with your Adagio Modules, check whether they are Vista-ready.
Simply Accounting - Simply 2008 is approved for Windows Vista. The 2007 versions will run under Vista but not without problems. Earlier versions will not. Some reports are surfacing that just accessing a Simply 2007 database with Vista can create problems if you later try to open it on a system with Windows XP. The official word from Sage.
Important note: if you are running backup software, check that it operates under Vista. Test a backup and restore to be sure.
If you are buying a new computer, we suggest purchasing one that has the hardware capability to run Vista, but get Windows XP Pro installed on it.
An additional note: the much-touted security improvements in Vista are, to put it mildly, under-whelming accounting to a report from an independent testing lab.