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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Today- 12-Jan-2015 is the last Patch Tuesday for people who cannot upgrade their Win8 devices to Win8.1 because of hardware compatibility issues.
    I didn't have this problem, but I still think it sucks, for the people, who bought a device thinking it would be supported for 10 years.

    Windows 8 30/10/2012 09/01/2018 10/01/2023 12/01/2016 Customers have 24 months to move to Windows 8.1 after General Availability in order to remain supported. See the Windows 8.1 FAQ for more information.
    Windows 8 Enterprise 30/10/2012 09/01/2018 10/01/2023 12/01/2016 Customers have 24 months to move to Windows 8.1 after General Availability in order to remain supported. See the Windows 8.1 FAQ for more information.
    Windows 8 Enterprise N 30/10/2012 09/01/2018 10/01/2023 12/01/2016 Customers have 24 months to move to Windows 8.1 after General Availability in order to remain supported. See the Windows 8.1 FAQ for more information.
    Windows 8 N 30/10/2012 09/01/2018 10/01/2023 12/01/2016 Customers have 24 months to move to Windows 8.1 after General Availability in order to remain supported. See the Windows 8.1 FAQ for more information.
    Windows 8 Pro 30/10/2012 09/01/2018 10/01/2023 12/01/2016 Customers have 24 months to move to Windows 8.1 after General Availability in order to remain supported. See the Windows 8.1 FAQ for more information.
    Windows 8 Pro N 30/10/2012 09/01/2018 10/01/2023 12/01/2016 Customers have 24 months to move to Windows 8.1 after General Availability in order to remain supported. See the Windows 8.1 FAQ for more information.
    Appears there's no need for tears. Read On!
    http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/1751.../#entry1117768

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    I don't get it..... I'm still installing Windows 8.1 on PC's that are more than ten years old. Hardware compatibility doesn't seem to be as much of a problem as has been advertised. Eh?
    For anyone needing to run 'Old' software, the 32 bit version of 8.1 is a real treat.
    Cheers Mates!
    TechnoMage
    . . .That would be a very silly thing to do if you are running a 64 bit system with over 4 gigs of ram, thus to say the least it would not be a real threat. it would be a nightmare. . .
    I've read your post, over and over and I don't get your meaning. If you're already running a 64 bit system, why would you want to install a 32 bit system?
    I only install Windows 8.1/32 on old or rebuilt systems that may need to run old 32 bit or even 16 bit software. You CANNOT run old software on a 64 bit system. Or maybe you didn't know that. Eh?
    Almost everyone who's been computing for 20 years or more, has at least one 32 or 16 bit program that they still want to use. I know I do!!!

    My customers who have bought a new PC, with a 64 bit OS on it, really cry the blues, when I tell them it won't run their old programs.
    But I guess, that if you're a Nubie who doesn't have any old 32 or 16 bit programs, you wouldn't know what I'm talking about. Eh?

    happy computing!

    TechnoMage
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