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#1 Shadowcoil

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:05 PM

Simple question I got a home job and the software only works on Windows 8 or 8.1 but I have windows 10 if I buy a oem copy from newegg will I be ok?

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

It is as close to impossible as anything can be that software that runs on Windows 8 will not run on Windows 10.

 

I've done a lot of upgrades and worked on the machines of others who've done upgrades and have yet to see a single piece of software that runs on Windows 8 that won't work on Windows 10.

 

Try installing it (or reinstalling it) to verify whether it functions or not.


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#3 Shadowcoil

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:17 PM

It doesn't all it does is crash the program so would a oem copy of 8.1 be the ticket just pop it in and boot it from the cd rom first?

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:22 PM

If this is an OEM computer that was upgraded from Windows 8 it may have a factory restore partition that is still intact. If not you can download the Windows 8.1 media creation tool. If the computer came pre-installed with Windows 8 the key is embedded in firmware. Once online the computer will self activate.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:27 PM

It's not I bought it with windows 10 on it

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:32 PM

See if using compatibility mode works.

 

http://www.windows10forums.com/articles/compatibility-mode.7/



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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:42 PM

Well the company I'm working for say they having tech problems with the software on windows 10 and told people to downgrade to windows 8.1 so what should I do john

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:55 PM

Then you will need to get an OEM license of Windows 8.1 which would be the cheapest.  I would at least try compatibility mode to see if your program runs. 






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