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Questions before I upgrade

  1. #1

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64, Ubuntu 12.10, x64

    Questions before I upgrade

    I'm seriously considering upgrading from 7 to 8, but before I do I wanted to ask a few questions.

    1. Can I somehow center the taskbar items like I can with custom themes on W7?
    2. Does the Adobe CS6 work fine?
    3. Will Office 2010 work perfectly on there?
    4. Will Restorator 2007 work for when I want to further customize my system by editing the DLL's?
    5. Do you know the status of compatability of any of the following programs: VMWare Workstation, Steam games, iTunes, Norton Ghost, FileZilla, WinRAR.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Lloyd,

    Here's what I know for these.

    Q1) Yes. It's the same. Taskbar - Center Icons - Windows 7 Forums

    Q2) Adobe CS6 shows it supports Windows 8. FAQ | Adobe Creative Suite 6

    Q3) Yes.

    Q4) WinRAR shows it supports Windows 8. WinRAR download and support: Start

    The link below is helpful to look up any others to see if they may be compatible.

    Windows Compatibility Center: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads for Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows 7
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  3. #3

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 Pro x64, Ubuntu 12.10, x64

    I know the toolbar trick to center, but when you open things that aren't pinned, it puts them to the right and becomes off center.

    On my custom theme, it keeps auto centering based on the number of icons. Is there anything like that?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    I don't know about anything for that.

    You might setup a virtual machine with Windows 8 to test everything in first.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 224

    if you want to run windows 8 in a vm to try this out as brink suggests here are some links to help

    the windows 8 enterprise edition 90 day trial

    clonedrive to mount the iso image for installation
    SlySoft Virtual CloneDrive

    and the vm, from oracle virtual box

    you'll need 25gb of free hdd space to install the o/s using virtual box and select the right source for installation once virtualbox is setup.

    it's pretty easy to do, it won't run amazingly but it runs very well.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Pro

    I'm using PS CS6, Office 2010, Steam and Filezilla, and they all work fine so far. I'm guessing most apps that work on Win 7 will work on Win 8.
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  7. #7

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Q4. Depending on what customising you want to do - you may have difficulty there.
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