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Chris65478 August 30, 2012 01:07 PM

Are all windows 7 programs backwards compatable with windows 8?
i just bought an ssd and i was wondering if i go to upgrade to win 8 in the coming months will all my games (bf3, mw3, etc) be compatable.

Perineum August 30, 2012 01:27 PM

Uhh. Yes.

botat29 August 30, 2012 01:28 PM

I can't tell you that BF3 is not quite reliable on Windows 8. Nvidia will probably improve the driver. ( all true I have not test it with the final release , only the Customer Preview )

frontier204 August 31, 2012 07:30 PM

There really can't be any guarantees unless the developer states they'll support Windows 8. There's always been "little" things that creep up in the past, like some crashes that would happen on Windows 7 but not Windows Vista / XP for a game developed before Windows 7. As botat29 mentioned, drivers also play a large role, and you'll obviously have less driver versions to work with on 8 than on 7 for now. (e.g. You can't revert to older drivers if something in the newest driver breaks your older game.)

That said, I'm trying out Windows 8 RTM evaluation (see Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads) and do plan to use it on my main computer as I want to try developing apps on it.

tyreman September 8, 2012 04:22 AM

Haven't seen much working in printer drivers especially for some brother printers

On2wheels December 5, 2012 08:14 AM

Had a snag installing Steam to an entry level Lenovo W8 laptop, it kept hanging up during the final update process before you log in for the first time. Running as administrator on the 3rd try got it going fine, (or it finally was able to connect and update). Haven't tried installing any games, afaik if a game doesn't say Win8, don't count on it working, plain and simple.

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