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Windows 8 Compatibility

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    Windows 8 Compatibility


    Is Windows 8 have the same compatibility of Windows 7 with XP and Vista programs?

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    Windows 8 for x86, yes. Windows 8 RT for tablets and phones, no.
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    Windows 8 for x86, yes. Windows 8 RT for tablets and phones, no.
    What about Windows XP "Virtual PC (2013?) 2007?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrantFitz View Post
    Windows 8 for x86, yes. Windows 8 RT for tablets and phones, no.
    What about Windows XP "Virtual PC (2013?) 2007?
    Here's an idea. How about making sense?
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    Windows 8


    Windows 8 (X86 and X64) and Windows 7 share the same kernel, so everything which work on Windows 7 will work on Windows 8. For Windows vista and Windows Xp, you can have compatibility issues, so you should try by yourslef on W7 or W8.
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