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Windows 7: XP capabilities in Windows 8

29 Aug 2012   #1
richlars

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
XP capabilities in Windows 8

I recently discovered that had I upgraded to Win 7 Pro, I could be using some of my older software on my 64 bit machine rather than on my old clunky laptop running 32 bit Win 7.
Does anyone have a clue about the XP capabilities of Win 8? Would it be stupid to fork out the $90 to upgrade to Win 7 Pro now, or will it be some time before Win 8 can be proven not to choke on older software?

Thanks, Rich


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29 Aug 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rich,

For Windows 8 related questions, you might consider posting at our sister site Eight Forums instead.
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29 Aug 2012   #3
richlars

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you for the heads up!
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29 Aug 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It it doesn't work with Windows 7 it will not work with Windows 8.
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29 Aug 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Like stated, If it won't run on Win 7 it will not run in Win 8. you need to install XP into a virtual Machine to run that older software.
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