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Want to replace Windows XP Pro with Windows8

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    Windows XP Pro

    Want to replace Windows XP Pro with Windows8


    As everyone knows, XP Pro will be obsolete the first week of April. I have been looking at Windows8 as my chosen replacement but how do I verify or make certain my existing programs like Photoshop 6.0 (it's a 13 year old software but works for my business), Norton360 and others are going to be compatible when I get a new PC with Windows8 installed? I'm not worried about my current computer as everything on my hard drive can be uploaded onto my computer tech's on-site server and reloaded onto the new computer's hd but it's the compatibility of software with 8 that has me wondering? Will my current invoices saved on my hd that are in Microsoft Word document files also be accessible? These might be dumb questions, but I want to verify things up front. Thank you.

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  2. #2


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    Win 8.1 / Kali


    You can always run your programs in compatibility mode (I think)
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  3. #3


    Try this, see what it tells you: Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant - Download and Run
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    Manjaro Linux/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/Windows 8.1 Pro


    The windows 8 upgrade assistant did not catch everything when I used it. My network adapter was not compatible with windows 8 so I had to buy a new one in order to get online on windows 8.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by tooner View Post
    As everyone knows, XP Pro will be obsolete the first week of April. I have been looking at Windows8 as my chosen replacement but how do I verify or make certain my existing programs like Photoshop 6.0 (it's a 13 year old software but works for my business), Norton360 and others are going to be compatible when I get a new PC with Windows8 installed? I'm not worried about my current computer as everything on my hard drive can be uploaded onto my computer tech's on-site server and reloaded onto the new computer's hd but it's the compatibility of software with 8 that has me wondering? Will my current invoices saved on my hd that are in Microsoft Word document files also be accessible? These might be dumb questions, but I want to verify things up front. Thank you.
    Hello,

    I am Vineeth and I am from the Norton Support team.

    The latest version of Norton 360 is compatible with Windows 8, and you can update to the latest version for free.

    Once you update to Windows 8, please download and install Norton 360 as mentioned in this support article: http://www.Norton.com/install

    You should be downloading the latest version and that it compatible with Windows 8. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

    Vineeth
    Norton Support
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  6. #6


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    xp will not be obsolete, it already is !lol
    it will just not get any more security/patches/ updates ,if you use Microsoft security essential as virus program Microsoft is extending update for it ,for one more year
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  7. #7


    The biggest problem I see with XP is internet explorer. The latest you can get is IE8 and many site are no longer supporting it. You will have to switch to Firefox or Google Chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonSupport View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tooner View Post
    As everyone knows, XP Pro will be obsolete the first week of April. I have been looking at Windows8 as my chosen replacement but how do I verify or make certain my existing programs like Photoshop 6.0 (it's a 13 year old software but works for my business), Norton360 and others are going to be compatible when I get a new PC with Windows8 installed? I'm not worried about my current computer as everything on my hard drive can be uploaded onto my computer tech's on-site server and reloaded onto the new computer's hd but it's the compatibility of software with 8 that has me wondering? Will my current invoices saved on my hd that are in Microsoft Word document files also be accessible? These might be dumb questions, but I want to verify things up front. Thank you.
    Hello,

    I am Vineeth and I am from the Norton Support team.

    The latest version of Norton 360 is compatible with Windows 8, and you can update to the latest version for free.

    Once you update to Windows 8, please download and install Norton 360 as mentioned in this support article: http://www.Norton.com/install

    You should be downloading the latest version and that it compatible with Windows 8. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks!

    Vineeth
    Norton Support
    Yes I installed NIS 2014 on a clean install of 8.1 I had nor have any issues?
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  9. #9


    XP will die only in the minds of Microshaft, not in the real world. XP will keep right on running, with or without any so-called support from MS. They want you to think otherwise, but it just ain't so. I turned OFF MS Updates almost two years ago now and my system runs GREAT! I.E.? Not for years! For years I ran Netscape, because of problems in I.E., and then Firefox took over the reigns from Netscape and I've run it ever since the day it was released. (actually in Beta, before the final release ver 1.0)

    After testing all the Beta versions of Windows 8 and then 8.1, I'm still running XP-Pro-SP3 on my main system and will continue to do so for as long as I keep on breathing. If your PC is still running OK, there is no reason at all to upgrade to Windows 8 or 8.1. NONE!

    Cheers Mate!
    TechnoMage
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  10. #10


    It's not like XP will disappear from everybody's computers but by the way M$ is presenting it it looks like that. Past the SP3 I never used any of their "support" but used 3rd party programs and security software and no ill effects ever. Problems may arise if you want XP to run on newer HW, because of drivers etc. but if left on original HW it can theoretically run forever.
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