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How to Run Old Software in Windows 8

A friend of mine asked me if there is a way to run Windows 7 software in newly installed Windows 8. She doesn't want to purchase updated versions of all the software she uses. Many software publishers design their software on specific Windows operating system. Some old software particularly ones designed for older operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, Windows 98 or DOS, may not work in Windows 8.

The following tips apply to all different types of software. You can check

Why Software Might Not Be Compatible?

There are a variety of reasons why programs and other software may not work properly on Windows 8.

How to Run Old Programs under Windows 8?

If your older programs refuse to run under Windows 8, there is still hope you can fix it using Windows's secret Compatibility mode. This mode tricks programs into thinking that they're running under their favorite older version of Windows, letting them run smoothly.

If your older program doesn't run, it's time to upgrade to a newer version.

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Extra Information: As a new Windows 8 user, you may encounter this or that kind of problem, such as forgetting Windows 8 password. If so, you can try Windows Password Reset Tool. It is fully compatible with Windows 8 and lower. And it is free to upgrade if there is newer Windows versions in the future.

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