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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Nov-11 15:11:05
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Compliance: Windows 7 & 8


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I could do with a new printer plus the new version of a software application I use regularly. There are other bits and bobs as well. All my systems are Windows XP and I’ll probably replace at least one in 2012. If I buy the things I want/need now, they’ll be Windows 7. However, what if I buy a new computer system after the release of Windows 8? (When’s the exact UK date? Is it known?) Will software designed to run on Win 7 be compliant with Win 8?
Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Nov-11 15:14:15
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Re: Compliance: Windows 7 & 8


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Cross-posting? Tut, tut!

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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Nov-11 15:37:03
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Re: Compliance: Windows 7 & 8


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Total accident. I wondered why my post wasn't showing up on this forum so I posted it again. F ourse, the first post was elsewhere...


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Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 20-Nov-11 17:11:46
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Re: Compliance: Windows 7 & 8


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In reply to a post by ARD:
Total accident.
It's easily done tongue

I've closed the other thread, with a request to reply to this one as it makes more sense that way.

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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Nov-11 17:16:20
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It really was an error. Thanks for closing the other post. smile
Standard User iand
(experienced) Sun 20-Nov-11 17:17:42
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I would go with ones that work with windows 7 for now, assuming they will work with Widows 8 if needed.

I currently use an HP printer only available for WinXP in Win7 by looking at the printer model and seeing what printer was the next generation of that series. I loaded the old driver in compatibility mode then the 'new' driver and hay presto all features work. Go figure.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 20-Nov-11 22:26:51
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I expect all hardware that works with windows 7 will work with windows 8 as under the bonnet Windows 8 is windows 7, just with some silly ribbon menu system and some stupid phone style interface.

I suggest you get windows 7 and give Windows 8 a wide berth.

As to your question, I expect all hardware available now will work with Windows 8

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Sun 20-Nov-11 23:07:35
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In reply to a post by zyborg47:
I expect all hardware that works with windows 7 will work with windows 8 as under the bonnet Windows 8 is windows 7, just with some silly ribbon menu system and some stupid phone style interface.

I suggest you get windows 7 and give Windows 8 a wide berth.

As to your question, I expect all hardware available now will work with Windows 8

Personally I would only use Win 8 if I had a tablet.
What's the point of having a OS cluttered up with something you will never use.

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Standard User ARD
(knowledge is power) Mon 21-Nov-11 10:49:36
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Thanks Guys! re Windows 7 & 8


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Thanks for your answers all. The Win 8 release date suggests that I'll be replacing at lease one system within the Win 7 era so any software and hardware bought in the near future will be fine. Even if the release date is earlier than indicated I'd prefer Win 7 as past experience has taught me to avoid a brand new Microsoft release whenever possible!
Standard User pcologist
(newbie) Mon 21-Nov-11 19:31:17
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When someone asks a question it really is not conducive to their request to make such trivial remarks as;
...."7 will work with windows 8 as under the bonnet Windows 8 is windows 7, just with some silly ribbon menu system and some stupid phone style interface."
There is significant and major differences in the proposed Windows 8 and there are some major advancements to the power shell and its engine. It is in no way a cosmetic tweak as you quite wrongly pontificated.
Microsoft have stated that anything that runs under Windows 7 will run in Windows 8 and there is possibility of a release date of the Autumn of 2012.
However release dates are historically very unreliable and I would suggest that as a good guide it is usually approximately a month or so after the final release candidate is made available for download to general release.

I hope this information is of some help to you
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