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What changed in 8.1??

  1. #11


    Central IL
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    The one person that has had issues with Windows 8.x.x. Is the creator of UVerse Realtime. He has had to use work around's to get his software to work with Windows 8.1. Even with Windows 8. He had to use a work around of having users manually install certain software items. Vs. with his installer that Windows would kill half way through. All because of the extra security measures that Microsoft implemented.

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  2. #12


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    See if any of this helps. Problems with the installation of SQL Server 2014 (after the Windows 8.1 Update) | Anton Kalcik How to Install SQL Server 2012 on Windows 8.1 Do not know if this will help, since it was regarding 8.1 preview. But highlights problems known by MS before 8.1 came out. Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows 8.1 Preview

    C-SharpCorner.com is probably the best resource out there.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Thanks for those links. After browsing through them, they don't really apply to the specific issue we are seeing but I'll keep those bookmarked.

    I forgot all about C-sharp corner. When I first got into coding they were great help. That is also the language this particular app is built on. Might be a good source to find new programmers!
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  4. #14


    Reminds me of this - When I was messing about writing a diagnostic tool for Win8...

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    Just to explain: I was retrieving the OS version on Windows 8.1 and it reported the incorrect build/Version (i.e. that of Windows 8.0) from the Environment class component.

    The way to fix it is via app.manifest.

    Code:
    <compatibility xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:compatibility.v1">
        <application>      <!-- A list of all Windows versions that this application is designed to work with.       Windows will automatically select the most compatible environment.-->      <!-- If your application is designed to work with Windows Vista, uncomment the following supportedOS node-->      <!--<supportedOS Id="{e2011457-1546-43c5-a5fe-008deee3d3f0}"></supportedOS>-->      <!-- If your application is designed to work with Windows 7, uncomment the following supportedOS node-->      <supportedOS Id="{35138b9a-5d96-4fbd-8e2d-a2440225f93a}"/>      <!-- If your application is designed to work with Windows 8, uncomment the following supportedOS node-->      <!--<supportedOS Id="{4a2f28e3-53b9-4441-ba9c-d69d4a4a6e38}"></supportedOS>-->      <!-- If your application is designed to work with Windows 8.1, uncomment the following supportedOS node-->      <!--<supportedOS Id="{1f676c76-80e1-4239-95bb-83d0f6d0da78}"/>-->    </application>   </compatibility>
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  5. #15


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    Windows 7


    That's actually kinda funny. Sad, but funny!
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