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    Default Re: XP mode in Windows 8?

    Funny, for something that won't work, it seems to be working fine. I installed the consumer preview of 8 and then installed virtual pc 2007 (the old one from the XP/Vista era) and it works perfectly --- of course, the computer could be playing tricks on me and secretly crashing without telling me, but I doubt it. I have also checked a few things and being "built on the proven reliability of WIndows 7", Windows 8 should run any program that runs on 7 just as 7 runs anything Vista will. I will post some screenshots for those interested.

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    Default Re: XP mode in Windows 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by PAQCS View Post
    Funny, for something that won't work, it seems to be working fine. I installed the consumer preview of 8 and then installed virtual pc 2007 (the old one from the XP/Vista era) and it works perfectly --- of course, the computer could be playing tricks on me and secretly crashing without telling me, but I doubt it. I have also checked a few things and being "built on the proven reliability of WIndows 7", Windows 8 should run any program that runs on 7 just as 7 runs anything Vista will. I will post some screenshots for those interested.
    Yes, the old Programm will run the the XP-Mode as normal Emulation. The Differenz to the new Edition is the
    OS-Integration. Wenn you have installed a Programm in the XP-Mode the Program has been integrated in the
    Startmenü of Windows 7. Thats the Reason why it will not work in Windows 8. This Funktion must be reprogrammed
    for the new GUI of Windows 8.

    Frank Heger
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    Default Re: XP mode in Windows 8?

    Not all apps that run on Win 7 work on Win 8. I just found one that does not.

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    Default Re: XP mode in Windows 8?

    I had a little problem with "Spybot S&D" which I've used for years, on all OS's. The program installed, setup and ran with virtually NO problem, till I went to Immunize, the I got an error message that I didn't have permission to do that.
    WHAT?

    OK, to make a long story short, I right clicked on the desktop shortcut icon and under Compatibility, I checked the box to run the program with XP compatibility and to run the program as Administrator. That worked, and now the program works as well as it would in XP.

    Cheers Mates!
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