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General Question: Programs that dont run in Win 8

  1. #1


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    Dual boot: Win 8.1 Pro x64; Win 7 HP x64

    General Question: Programs that dont run in Win 8


    I use an old program in Win 7. ipdf explorer.

    It allows me to manipulate pdfs. Pull out one page, or a subset of pages; add pages; make a 7 page pdf 7 1 page pdfs--all without altering the metadata or underlying structure of the pages.


    When I try to install on Win 8.1 it says

    Unsupported operating system, major=6, version=2.2, sp=0.0, type=1
    I tried Compatibility mode to no avail. I tried some other programs but they either mess with the metadata (I'm looking at you Bullzip) or the quality of the pdf.

    Any suggestions that don't involve paid Adobe products?

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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    You may need to install it on a Windows 7 Virtual Machine. I would ask on Windows 7 Forums where to download a legal image of Windows 7 Pro. VmWare Player can install the image to a Virtual Machine. Once you have it working you can install the software in the VM just as if it were running on Windows 7.
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    Dual boot: Win 8.1 Pro x64; Win 7 HP x64


    I have legal image of win 7, also license key etc. The VM thing still haven't figured it out yet. Usually tells me I can't run a 64 bit version on my machine.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I didn't notice before, you have W7 dual boot. Perhaps you can create a vhd file from the W7 partition. I haven't done that. You might ask what's involved on the Virtualization subforum.
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