but make sure you have a complete backup of the hard disc of your system installation. This lesson we had to learn the hard way, because our Nikon-TiE/FCCS System stopped working after Microsoft decided that it is time to update the system with some patches – unfortunately the software components that control the system (Micromanager, Easy-FCS automation software and the sort) turned out to be incompatible with this update —> full system crash!

Five days later and a heroic remote desktop session of Cyril from Martinique via TeamViewer, and the system is back in full operation again! Thanks everybody for his efforts!

PS: two backups of the system installation have now been made, even using different backup software….to leave Murphy no chance ….