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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie AppsHer View Post
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    W8CP also has compatibility issues with some programmes. I wouldn't use it as my main OS.
    Curious as to which. There isn't anything I can't run well here, and I use a fair amount of different things.
    I've heard of people having issues with games. Plus, this one WiFi programme that I use for university won't install.

    Some antivirus programs have compatibility issues. You can learn more here, at our forums.

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    Last edited by DJC; 24 Mar 2012 at 04:23.

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    I hear ya. I'm a casual gamer that has a pretty good collection of games, older to brand new. I haven't found one that doesn't work yet.

    As for the wifi, why don't you simply use the WLAN Auto Config service in services.msc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kostas7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie AppsHer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post

    Curious as to which. There isn't anything I can't run well here, and I use a fair amount of different things.
    I've heard of people having issues with games. Plus, this one WiFi programme that I use for university won't install.

    Some antivirus programs have compatibility issues. You can learn more here, at our forums.

    System Security - Windows 8 Forums
    Any working (and free) AntiVirus for W8 CP?

    Gaming - Windows 8 Forums
    List of Games Working with Windows 8 Developer Preview
    Of course, that's assumed with security programs. What I meant was actual programs you use. Not too many people are going to say something like, "I can't run ZoneAlarm so forget Windows 8." heh heh
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    Windows 8 Home 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    IAs for the wifi, why don't you simply use the WLAN Auto Config service in services.msc?
    The school's WiFi security requires this program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freddie AppsHer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    IAs for the wifi, why don't you simply use the WLAN Auto Config service in services.msc?
    The school's WiFi security requires this program.
    If you upload it and put a link to it, say on like MediaFire, I'll check it out for you to see what it does. Perhaps there is another way without that specific software.

    If it's small in size, just zip or rar and attach here.

    Anyhow, did you try installing it in compatibility mode for Win7?
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    Tried Win XP compatibility, no good.

    You can give it a shot if you like.

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    It's running well here, but I don't have wireless to test it on. Did you get this far at least or not?Click image for larger version

    I also noticed this, that you CAN manual configure with the helpdesk's help. From your link, under Other OS:

    "Your operating system is not currently supported for automated configuration. Please contact the support desk for manual configuration instructions. "
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    Yes, and after that screen, it says "Configuration not available for your operating system".

    EDIT: It actually says "Configuration not available for your device". Which makes me think it could be referring to the WiFi unit. But the WiFi driver causes crashes in Win 8.

    EDIT 2: Got a working driver, still doesn't install.
    Last edited by Freddie AppsHer; 24 Mar 2012 at 08:18.
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    Now that I've discovered the joy of partitioning, I would hesitate to make a beta my main OS. I am dual-booting both 7 and 8. But I am steadily using 8 more often.
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  10. #20


    As Win 8 is based on Win 7 code underneath, anything that runs on Win 7 should be OK but you can't expect old legacy apps to work first time.
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