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effie c
21-04-2014, 03:51 PM
Hi,
I have carried forward a few card games etc into my W7 Pro,datingback as far as W 95 or W98 SE--- and it works perfectly

If,and only if, I was to upgrade to W8.1 home would this retro ability be lost? and/or get W 8.1 Pro would that be able to retro old programs

At the moment I get green eyes when many aquaintances change to W8.1 am not too fussed as to whether my envy would be a factor as W 7 is still good

Effie c

pcuser42
21-04-2014, 03:53 PM
If it runs in Windows 7 it should be able to run on Windows 8 (Pro or otherwise). :)

Greg
21-04-2014, 03:54 PM
I'm 99% certain it won't make any difference whatsoever.

effie c
22-04-2014, 12:23 PM
Thank you people good to hear---BUT a mate of mine has W8.1 and he cannot use the same old card game--probably because originally W 7 had to be pro to get the retrospective ability, it did not work in W7 home
Effie c

pcuser42
22-04-2014, 12:49 PM
Thank you people good to hear---BUT a mate of mine has W8.1 and he cannot use the same old card game--probably because originally W 7 had to be pro to get the retrospective ability, it did not work in W7 home
Effie c

That sounds like the game was running under XP Mode, which Windows 7 Professional supports and Windows 8(.1) doesn't - although you can create your own virtual machine in Windows 8.

KarameaDave
22-04-2014, 12:52 PM
If it's a 16 bit game then 32 bit can, 64 bit can't.

http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-8-32-bit-can-still-run-16-bit-apps

wainuitech
22-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Failing all of the above, simply install a Virtual machinee on W8.1, install XP into that, game into XP, or even possibly Win98 into the VM . ;)