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Windows 7: Windows 8 Compatiblity discussion (whats this OS worth)

09 Mar 2013   #1
Otase

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 8 Compatiblity discussion (whats this OS worth)

I got curious to know if we will have backward compatibility
like we had on Windows 7 to use Windows XP Software including old games (directx 7 to 9)

Windows 8 will also have compatibility to use Windows 7 Software
including the older software used on XP too?

If not Windows 8 going to fail hard for me cause theres too many good games launched for windows 7/ etc,
im asking since i will be forced to have Windows 8 if i bought a laptop in + 2 years.
(Windows 7 might eventualy disapear with driver support like XP for newer laptops)


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09 Mar 2013   #2
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hi Otase.
From my particular POV anything that ran on Windows 7 will work on Windows 8. Usually the biggest issues with games is not working on the 64 bit systems. So if you upgraded from XP 32 bit to 7 or 8 64 bit there will be some games that are not going to work no matter what you try, but they will work just fine on a 32 bit system.
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