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March 13, 2012

Know Whether You Existing Software Works With Windows 8 Or Not

Filed under: Online Tools — Tags: — Rahul @ 2:00 pm

As you all knows that Microsoft has released the beta version or you can say Consumer Preview (as what Microsoft is calling it) version of its upcoming OS, Windows 8. If you are curious to know what latest features and things were added by Microsoft in it then you can download and install it on your pc.

But there is a big risk and problem, as this OS is still in beta phase and some features wont work or you might find bugs, another risk is that some of your software’s or program which you are running on your existing OS might wont work on it.

So if you are going to install Windows 8 then wait a moment and please take a look at the following web service which allows you to identify and know whether your current software will work on Windows 8 Consumer Preview or not.

Microsoft has Started a service, Compatibility Center for Windows 8, here you can either perform a search on the basis of your software/ program’s name or you can navigate through the Sidebar’s menu to find out the correct software for your work which supports Windows 8.

This compatibility center has all compatible software’s, drivers and add-on’s which supports Windows 8, Navigation’s are nicely arranged, you can go through software section where you can find apps for Music, Video, Graphics, Photo, gaming and so on.

Or you can find compatible software for your hardware to, like you can look for mouse, keyboard, printers, scanners, TV devices and so on.

You can also go for advance search where you can make search on the base of name, program, and your system type.


When you search an software you will find that others had voted for it and from that you will know how it had worked for others. You can also vote for it and let help others to know more about it before downloading.

It’s a nice place to find out whether your existing app will work or not on your new OS, and it will help you to decide whether you should go for it or wait for some time.

Visit Site :- Windows 8 Compatibility Center

Also Check : Can My Old PC Run Windows 8?

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