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Is there a list of compatible software?


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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 01:23 PM

Wondering if the MS programs I have on my 7 machines will still work in 10.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 02:00 PM

Run the Windows 8.1 Upgrade Assistant. It will say any potential compatibility problems with hardware and software. If you pass for 8.1 then you are good for 10. Do you have the icon in the system tray asking if you want to reserve your copy. You should be able to run the upgrade assitant from there.

 

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:47 PM

Building such a list isn't really possible to be honest. There's just way too many software in existence to do that. Use the "Check your PC" feature of the "Get Windows 10" app like John indicated and you'll know if all your programs and drivers are compatible or if some needs a particuliar attention.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 04:33 PM

I spent a hour or so poking around the net to see what I could find, the Intowindows site said my Intel 3000 on board grapbhics would have issues otherwise it passed.  I will have to check the Acer mini, the tower should not have any problem.

I wanted to see if Office 2007 would be ok it seems so.

 

Thanks for the responses.

 

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 05:02 PM

Like I said, the best way to check for compatible programs would be to use the "Check your PC" feature of the "Get Windows 10" app but if it works out for you, then it's fine :)

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:05 AM

Wondering if the MS programs I have on my 7 machines will still work in 10.

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Yes.  Any exceptions will be rare.  The Check... Tool is THE thing to use but, basically if things run on 7 SP1 & or 8.1, will run on 10.

 

Problem w/ making a list is having enough paper & ink

 


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:22 AM

Also, I recommend you to run that test again right before upgrading, just in case. This is mostly for people who have incompatible programs and drivers right now (so in a month, they can see if they are still incompatible) but even if everything is compatible right now, it won't hurt to do a last check just in case.

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