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    Default Compatability issues with Windows 8

    Can I get around the issue of running games that work fine on XP so they can run on Windows 8. I can get some to work but others just either won't start or they open then freeze.

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    A lot of things dont work with Win8 at the mo.. There's meant to be some update for it (and win7) next Wednesday. I dont know what it is, but I think IE10 for Win7 maybe one of them. I think MS released Win8 too soon, and its full of bugs (KB2778344 an update from this mth is one of them). According to one site this may cause (or has for at least 50-60 people) a stop error 0x0000003b if you install it.

    What games dont install or work?

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    Just kids games as we have a lot of them. My wife looks after kids and and uses a lot of educational stuff too.

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    You may have to wait and see if MS bring out any updates that fix program compatibility problems.

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    Thanks I will wait with anticipation then....

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    It may take a while tho lol

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    ... I think MS released Win8 too soon, and its full of bugs (KB2778344 an update from this mth is one of them). ...
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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    Lots of games that would run on XP will not run on Windows 8. Microsoft Office 2003 is also a casualty.

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    MS Office 2003 doesn't work with W8? I'm surprised, even with their own product!

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    Default Re: Compatability issues with Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by PENTIUM View Post
    ... Microsoft Office 2003 is also a casualty.
    Well my version - MS Office Pro Edition 2003 (11.6568.6568) SP2 works perfectly in Windows 8 Pro x64 (6.2.9200).

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