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Windows 7: Windows 7 to go at work...on manager's demand.

09 Nov 2009   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
We all have problems with NON TECHNICAL managers making TECHNICAL decisions
Well, as the OP said, maybe this decision isn't technical whatsoever...but rather a legal one or a compliance issue.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
run W7 as a VM
If your boss told you that you weren't allowed to run Windows 7 on your work machine...then I wouldn't suggest running Windows 7 on your work machine in a VM either.

At the end of the day
1). The machine is the property of your employer and you are provided with the ability to use that machine to perform your job functions. This isn't your machine and you don't really have a say

2). Defying your boss is direct insubordination and could easily lead to job termination. Unless you really hate your job, I cannot imagine running Windows 7 is worth this risk.


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09 Nov 2009   #12
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
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Today my manager has asked those that have w7 on their machines to remove it. Not sure what the reason for this was but i think it could be due to licencing legitimacy and/or compliance. Our company has yet to have a W7 build and therefore we are not allow to use it as the main (work) OS.

So now i have an issue. I was told to remove W7 and go back to XP, regardless of whether it's dualboot or not.

I have a work laptop as well as a home laptop which i could use for w7, but it's during work that i have all the fun with w7.

So what to do? Hide my w7 boot so that it won't get detected by my work network administrators, if so how exactly do i do this, from boot manager listing to network stealthility.
Hi there

run W7 as a VM

We all have problems with NON TECHNICAL managers making TECHNICAL decisions - but just think - at least you are getting paid - with unemployement at a record high - just say nothing.

Cheers
jimbo
Yes i'm thinking of doing W7 VM, however, is there has MS made an ISO for this yet (assuming i'm going to use Virtual PC 2007) otherwise i will need to re-activate my license key in VM?
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09 Nov 2009   #13
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
At the end of the day

1). The machine is the property of your employer and you are provided with the ability to use that machine to perform your job functions. This isn't your machine and you don't really have a say

2). Defying your boss is direct insubordination and could easily lead to job termination. Unless you really hate your job, I cannot imagine running Windows 7 is worth this risk.
You are correct in saying that this is a work machine and the manager has jurisdiction over it, however i do not feel it's all that much about legality on a major scale. This imposition is so to stop others coming up to him and asking question about why is person X using w7 and can i install w7 etc. And also those who don't know what they are doing could end up with no work machine requiring rebuilds etc.
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09 Nov 2009   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
This imposition is so to stop others coming up to him and asking question about why is person X using w7 and can i install w7 etc.
That's why the installation and decision on when to make it needs to be made by management and handled by the IT department.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
And also those who don't know what they are doing could end up with no work machine requiring rebuilds etc.
Again, these employees shouldn't even be considering loading an OS on their own onto the machine. These things need to be left to the IT department to ensure
1). license compliance
2). security compliance
3). standard application installation and configuration
4). adding machine to the domain and ensuring group policy and logon scripts are running.
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09 Nov 2009   #15
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
If it was me I would tell my boss to stop being a technophobe and allow the new OS :P
If you told me that I would tell you you're fired!

As a company I have a right to determine what my company computers have or don't have on them. And that job is left up to my IT department, not workers who are computer enthusiasts. Unauthorized software/hardware compromises security, regardless of what it is…or what we (the employees) think.

Just my two cents.
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