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Desktop apps on Windows RT devices-maybe

  1. #11

    Yeah, people who expect that RT versions of tablets to perform like a regular Windows computer and support all of their applications will be sorely disappointed. I expect many will buy an RT surface table without even realizing it has an ARM processor and thus would require a new version of their software anyways. Then reality will set in that they are stuck with whatever is provided via the store.

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  2. #12

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    From what I understand from asking around and looking around. WinRT doesn't support any legacy programs (meaning windows 7 and under) or any third party apps. But that doesn't mean we won't have any desktop applications at all. I think developers can develop desktop applications that WinRT devices can support and put it in the Store. This is just what I've heard. Doesn't mean its 100% true. Would be nice if someone can confirm this.
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  3. #13

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jyim, and welcome to Eight Forums. It's nice to have folks from Microsoft here.

    I can confirm that Windows RT does not support installing any 3rd party desktop apps. It only supports Windows Store apps, and the usual apps (Notepad, Wordpad, Calculator, Paint, etc....) that come included in Windows.

    Windows RT: Frequently asked questions - Microsoft Windows Help

    Windows RT works exclusively with apps installed from the Windows Store so you never have to worry about whether the software you're installing is compatible.
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