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    sohan singh Array
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    What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    I am using windows XP. but i like to work on windows 8 because of its threat detection and removal. I want to install windows 8 on my computer but there is a problem. Windows 8 does not support any of the software of windows XP. What should I have to do, if I want to install Office XP, corel draw 12, Photoshop and Visual Basic 6.0 on my computer.

    Thanks



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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    You can easily do this by installing Windows XP inside of Windows 8 as a virtual machine on a suitable platform. There are various virtualization platforms available. Also Windows 8 has inbuilt support for virtualization,if you don't want to go for some special software.

    With the help of this you will be able to run Windows XP in Windows 8. You can have the best of both worlds. Then you can install any of your favorite software in windows XP virtual machine. It works exactly as a normal machine.

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    As you know Windows 8 is the new version of Windows. So it does
    not support old software that was made for Windows XP. So For
    Use that software just download new version that software that
    is available for Windows 8. Software is also updated according to
    Operating System. I thing you will be find all the software version
    that is supported by Windows 8.

    You can do one thing more:-
    Install your Windows 8 and install any Workstation like VM Ware.
    With the help of this you can run Windows 8 and Windows XP both
    on the same Time So you can use all the application same time.

    So choose a way according to your comfortability

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    many application of windows 7 are supported by windows 8.u can download them...& also u can crate dual partition of windows xp d windows 8...or Install your Windows 8 and install any Workstation like VM Ware.With the help of this you can run Windows 8 and Windows XP both on the same Time So you can use all the application same time.or used the all latest versions software to avoid this problem

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    There are less problems of the not supporting of the softwares of the softwares because of the great features installed in the windows 8 so that you can provide all the softwares to get installed in the system.the problems of the software installations is less in the windows 8 OS in the computer.If any does not get supported by windows 8 then you can install on XP or windows 7.

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    Hello,

    If you are having problem in running applications on windows 8.
    Which were compatible for windows 7 then you can always dual Boot it.

    To dual boot it
    You can dual boot your computer with windows 7 and windows 8.
    First download the windows 8 OS from the given link
    http://downloads.phpnuke.org/en/down...%2BEDITION.htm



    Then open the ISO image.
    Mount it and run the .exe file.
    You will have to take one precaution.
    That is that when you are installing the windows 8 in your computer see to it that you are not doin it on the same drive where you have installed your windows 8.
    Once you have installed windows 8.
    Restart your computer and you will see that your computer now ask you which OS you want to use.


    Regards
    -Abhishek

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    Windows 8 does not support all the Software mainly Old Softwares as it has different configuration. In order to install softwares in windows 8, it can be done with only some softwares.

    You can use Virtual Machine or VM Ware. It is used to install another Operating System without disturbing the present Operating System. So, install it and install Windows 7 Operating System and install Softwares.

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    Dear,

    As the window 8 is the new version of window operating so it will be difficult to install the old version software that are eassily installed in the window XP. So it will be better to install the new versions of the application software. Window 8 will support the new versions of the Application software. So it will better to use the new version softwares.

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    In a easy way .
    You know that window 8 is a latest version so it can't support some old version software.
    You can solve this problem by downloading new version of your software .

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    hi dear

    You can easily do this by installing Windows XP inside of Windows 8 as a virtual machine on a suitable platform. There are various virtualization platforms available. Also Windows 8 has inbuilt support for virtualization,if you don't want to go for some special software.

    With the help of this you will be able to run Windows XP in Windows 8. You can have the best of both worlds. Then you can install any of your favorite software in windows XP virtual machine. It works exactly as a normal machine.

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    Windows 8 being the latest of windows versions do not support all
    the Software from the earlier versions.
    New softwares are designed seeing in mind the latest adapted features of Windows 8.
    -And it has different
    configuration. In order to
    install softwares in windows
    8, it can be done with only
    some softwares.
    -You can use Virtual Machine
    or VM Ware. It is used to
    install another Operating
    System without disturbing
    the present Operating
    System. So, install it and
    install Windows 7 Operating
    System and install
    Softwares.

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    As you know Windows 8 is the new version of Windows. So it does
    not support old software that was made for Windows XP. So For
    Use that software just download new version that software that
    is available for Windows 8. Software is also updated according to
    Operating System. I thing you will be find all the software version
    that is supported by Windows 8.

    You can do one thing more:-
    Install your Windows 8 and install any Workstation like VM Ware.
    With the help of this you can run Windows 8 and Windows XP both
    on the same Time So you can use all the application same time.

    So choose a way according to your comfortability...............................

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    Hi,
    To install the software in the Window 8 of the Window XP...
    First you have the updated versions of all the software because many software which run on the Window XP will not run on the WINDOW 8 ..you can only install there updated version in Window 8...
    They is not any other way to do it..
    But don't take tension as you have mention the some of the software name which you uses , they all can be find free of cost on the internet...
    And you should take care of the window 8 min. requirement also...

    Hope you have got your answer...

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    Re: What to do for installing softwares which are not supported by Windows 8?

    Hello Friend,

    You can easily install Windows XP's supportable softwares like MS-Office, Corel Draw, Photoshop etc. in Windows 8.

    But for this you have to install windows XP inside of Windows 8 as virtual Machine on a suitable platform. There are so many virtualization platform and moreover Windows 8 has inbuilt support for virtualization. You can also use it's default program.

    With the help of this you can install the softwares you want to install in Windows 8. With this you'll be able to enjoy both of the features.

    GOOD LUCK.

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