I have always installed NComputing X550 on Windows XP (Service Pack 2) since 2011. My first attempt at trying it on Windows 7 fell flat. I consulted a couple of ‘experts’ on this and I was convinced that NComputing X550 was designed strictly for Windows XP. I tried contacting the technical support department of NComputing and still got the same reply – made for Windows XP. Consequently, all the internet cafes I have helped setup over the years have NComputing X550 on the now officially abandoned Windows XP.
However, it is said, ‘everything is possible until you are told it is impossible.’ Early in 2018, I posted the same question on the WhatsApp group of Uganda ICT Teachers Association – ‘Is there a way of installing NComputing X550 on Windows 7?’ To my surprise, a member on the forum responded in the affirmative. I embarked on a fact finding mission – dismantled my Dell optiplex 755, freed the PCI slots and placed an X550 card. In the steps that follow, I managed to set up a 6 user computer lab at E-zone School of Computing in Nabbingo.
Read also: Installing and configuring NComputing M300
What you need
Configuring remote desktop
vSpace server setup
Install accompanying software
You can now install all the software your users will need for example Office, Antivirus, PDF software, Media Players, Browsers, Games and so on.
I would advise you to visit the official NComputing website at www.ncomputing.com but like I said earlier, you may get little or no help regarding ncomputing X550 on Windows 7.
E-zone School of Computing
+256 752 111 223 / +256 772 111 223
This post was last modified on October 19, 2019 4:07 pm
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