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    WS Lounge Win 8 software compatibility list

    Hey Y'all,

    I thought I'd start a list of programs that I've found work in Win 8 Pro and y'all can add your finds in replies. That way we'll have a single place to look for this information.

    Here's My List so far:

    Office 2003 Pro (Outlook wouldn't send mail until I applies SP-1 through SP-3)
    Microsoft Money 2006 ( I still use it and it still works just fine thank you )
    Nitro Reader 3 ( my preferred PDF reader )
    CCleaner
    7Zip ( file compression/decompression)
    HideDrive ( Hide my Win 7 HP boot drive when in Win 8 Pro and visa versa ) *** Killed This See Post Below ***
    PrimoPDF ( my preferred PDF printer )

    I'll post more as I get to them...y'all do the same.
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    RG, Microsoft has a Windows 8 hardware/software compatibility center here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

    Jerry

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    Office 2010 Pro
    PDF-Xchange Viewer from Tracker software. I like this a little better than Foxit Reader
    Acronis TIH 2013
    Speccy
    inSSIDer
    AVG 2013 AV free
    MalwareBytes Pro
    Nook for PC
    Partition Wizard mini tool
    PdaNet 3.5
    Photo Filtre 7
    Privacy Mantra
    Quicken Deluxe 2012
    Quicken Willmaker 2011
    Revo Uninstaller Pro
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    MS Streets and Trips 2008 edition
    Team Viewer 7
    FileHippo.com Update Checker
    What's In Startup
    Who Crashed
    Zinio Reader 4 with Adobe Air
    Last Pass
    Windows Live Mail 2012
    Windows Live Photo Gallery
    Windows Live movie Maker
    Logitech Setpoint 6.50.152
    EasyBCD

    This is my list so far. All these apps install properly and open. I have not actually used them all yet, but most I have.
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    I'm removing Hide Drive as after a couple of reboots it no longer worked and the drives reappeared.
    I've found a method that does work. See this article.
    I've also created an Excel spreadsheet to calculate the values for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    RG, Microsoft has a Windows 8 hardware/software compatibility center here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

    Jerry
    Jerry,

    I just thought that those here might give the apps some real world testing and be a shorter list of the things that people use more often. YMMV!
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    Here's a few I can remember right now:

    Office 2010 Pro Plus
    Office 2013 Pro Plus
    ImgBurn 2.5.7.0
    FileZilla 3.5.3
    Microsoft Flight
    Various Microsoft Sysinternals utilitities - Autoruns, Procmon, Procexp, & more
    7-Zip 4.22
    IZarc 4.1.7
    RoboForm Everywhere 7.8.3
    Adobe Reader 11.0
    Audacity 2.0.2
    Belarc Advisor 8.2g
    Paint.NET 3.5.3
    Opera 12.02

    Joe

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    Here's my list, with the assistance of Belarc Advisor:

    Adobe AIR 3.5
    Adobe Systems, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 11,3,375,10
    Adobe Systems, Inc. - Shockwave Flash Version 11,4,402,287
    AOMEI Partition Assistant Version 5.0.0.0
    Belarc, Inc. - Advisor Version 8.2f
    Bitsum LLC - Process Lasso Version 6.1.0.74
    EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation Version 4.0.0.5
    Eastman Kodak Company - KODAK AiO Printer Driver Version 5.4.6
    HD Tune Version 2, 5, 5, 0
    ESET NOD32 AV Version 6.0.115.0 RC (changed today)
    FileHippo.com Update Checker Version 1.039.0.0
    Google Earth Version 6.2.2.6613
    7-Zip Version 9.22 beta
    Classic Shell Version 3, 6, 2, 0 (installed today)
    ImgBurn Version 2.5.7.0
    Logitech SetPoint Version 6.50.152
    Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder Version 2.0.8.2
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Version 1.65.0.0000 (Pro-Lifetime)
    Microsoft Office 2010 Version 14.0.6123.5005 - complete package (64 bit)
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Version 7, 5, 0, 1
    Mozilla Corporation - Firefox Version 16.0.2
    Nitro Pro Version 7.0.0.1
    Nitro Reader 3 Version 3, 0, 4, 4
    Opera Internet Browser Version 12.02
    Oracle Corporation - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U9 Version 7.0.90.5
    Oracle VM VirtualBox Version 4.2.4.r81684
    CCleaner Version 3, 24, 0, 1850
    Recuva Version 1, 43, 0, 623
    Speccy Version 1.18.0.379
    Rainmeter Version 2.3.3.1522 (64-bit)
    Raxco Software, Inc. - PerfectDisk Version 12, 5, 1, 312
    Secunia PSI Version 2.0.0.3003
    SUPERAntiSpyware Version 5, 6, 0, 1012 (Pro-Lifetime)
    VLC media player Version 2,0,4,0 (64 bit)
    Realtek HD Audio Manager Version 1, 0, 0, 791
    Revo Uninstaller Version 1, 9, 4, 0
    Western Digital - DLGDIAG for Windows Version 1.24

    All of this & more using only 26.9GB of 69.8GB of space. Windows 7 alone, after updates would nearly consume this. Some of the entries were redundant (or updates) & didn't see the need to list them.

    Windows 8 is quite compatible with a lot of commonly used apps. I don't see spending a lot of money for apps at the Store, although I added some freebies last night.

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    http://speccy.piriform.com/results/8...3hQlSkXzuDfbKb Dell XPS 8700 w/Windows 8

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    Apps/drivers that don't work would be a much shorter list.

    Things that don't work on my Windows 8 Pro 64 bit notebook:

    Acronis True Image Home 2012 (Acronis says they may have a Win 8 update later)
    Canoscan LIDE 20 scanner

    I found a work around that allows True Image 2012 to work within Windows 8 but I don't know if it has any bugs since Acronis doesn't sanction it. No obvious issues yet though.

    Jerry
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    If you just use the Rescue Boot disk to create and restore Images, then the earlier versions of Acronis will work. Otherwise 2013 works quite nicely.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    I knew that Ted but I like to make my images within Windows so I can continue to work while the image is made. The work around allows me to do that. Being a cheap Polack, I don't want to cough up the $30 for True Image 2013 upgrade. Maybe when it goes on sale later. Not holding my breath but Acronis say they may make a Windows 8 update later.

    Jerry

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    Magic Disc (virtual CD/DVD drive) is not compatible with Windows 8.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Sorry, I'm doing the opposite here..
    I needed to update HWMonitor to it's latest ver1.20.0, driver version 135.
    The previous version caused a serious freeze up requiring a forced reboot.
    I'm still in the process of getting VFAPIConv, DVD2AVI, VDM to work on this W8 system.

    IE10 appears to be a bit buggy too. I find that whenever I try to post here I need to switch editor's to use WYS/WYG mode in order to be able to add more than one line of text on this site.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    IE10 appears to be a bit buggy too. I find that whenever I try to post here I need to switch editor's to use WYS/WYG mode in order to be able to add more than one line of text on this site.
    Ted pointed me in the right direction, there. Use the F12 Developer Tools (from the Tools menu) to get compatibility mode. Once you get it set, you'll have the "broken page" next to the refresh icon in the address bar.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "Let them that don't want it have memories of not gettin' any." "Gratitude is riches and complaint is poverty and the worst I ever had was wonderful." Brother Dave Gardner "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else." Sir Thomas Robert Deware. "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?" Captain Jack Sparrow.
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    Thanks, setting compatibility mode did help.
    It was just unexpected for explorer to behave the way I had described.

    On another note; Having a spell checker integrated into IE10 is a nice feature I find highly useful.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    I suspect that at some point in time, as web pages catch up to IE 10, we will be able to shut off Compatibility Mode. The other option, as Clint mentions, on the Lounge is to change Full WYSIWYG Editing to the Standard editor in General Settings. I prefer the Full WYSIWYG Editing so the Compatibility Mode is a compromise I can live with.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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