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This review is from: Driving Test Success ALL Tests 2009/2010 Edition (PC) (DVD-ROM)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)As my daughter is the one who's learning to drive, I thought it made more sense for her to write this review, so here it is...
The DVD is really easy to use and provides a lot of useful tools.
One thing I particularly noticed which I'm sure wasn't on the previous version was the help with the practical test too. This is particularly beneficial for me as I'm not able to do driving lessons now but it's helping to prepare me for the kind of things I will be learning about and the final test also - I'm sure this section will become even more relevant in the run up to the practical test.
Back to theory - the tests have to be the best part in my opinion. It's so easy to go through them again and again and are a useful learning tool; it helps me affirm what I know, what I kind of understand, and what I'm just guessing about so that I can actually have an aim with my studying of the highway code rather than trying to learn it in one go.
I have always been daunted by the highway code, but now I combine the tests with the code to break it down into more manageable pieces. I'm learning much quicker too!
Also the hazard perception test is good; I'm not always sure what a hazard is and sometimes think a post box is but the huge lorry approaching isn't. So, this part is of particular help because it teaches me about recognising hazards when driving (which I would like to be able to do!). However it would be a bonus (for me, at least) if there could be two possibilities with the hazard perception test - the straightforward test, and then a more learning-as-you-go option, so for example if I signal a hazard when there isn't necessarily one, a little box could appear saying, "This isn't necessarily a hazard", or if it is then, "Yes, that's a hazard". I find it easier to relate if I get this kind of feedback during the test rather than at the end, and then I would be able to prepare myself more so that when I start practising for the test I could turn off this feature and do it without instant feedback. If this already exists, please tell me!
Overall I would highly recommend using the DVD for people learning to drive, and I hear it's good for those recapping too. It's easier to manage than the printed highway code in my opinion, not daunting, easy to use and I feel one can learn a lot faster with this interactive style as opposed to reading it all in black and white.
It's also preparation for the real thing not just in learning and doing practice tests but in that it is electronic, just as is the exam (to my knowledge), which means you become comfortable with that format and can recall information quickly in that setting, as opposed to trying to translate pages and pages of knowledge.
All in all, highly recommended.
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Initial post: 3 Feb 2010 16:33:33 GMT
thanks for that
Posted on 20 Feb 2010 09:49:18 GMT
Alessandra Botham says:
would i be able to use it on windows 7? or would it not be compatible?
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010 11:46:23 BDT
Most software is compatible on Windows 7 just by running as admin and enabling Compatibility Mode.
Run as admin:
Start > Computer > Right click your optical drive > click run as administrator and accept any UAC warnings.
To run in compatibility mode, probably best to look online on running software in compatibility mode as there are various options. I'll be getting my disc soon so I'll let you know if it's good to go on Win7 or not :)
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