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#918588 - 10/13/13 07:13 PM Windows 8 with games on PC
Cherie Offline
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Registered: 09/23/99
Posts: 1218
Loc: Tacoma, Wa USA
I am cosidering changing from XP to Windows 8. Being a gamer I am concerned about what roadblocks I might face wih the games I have.

Are any of you using Win8 and how do you like it? I am told it was designed for the various Pad types of equipment instead of the traditional desktop PC...

Any information you can share will be appreciated to make me aware of things I should know.

A great day to all of you and Thank You.
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#918594 - 10/13/13 08:18 PM Re: Windows 8 with games on PC [Re: Cherie]
Marian Offline
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Registered: 07/04/00
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Loc: near Yosemite in California
Hi Cherie,

I've moved your post over to Glitches, Bugs & Patches, where there are some folks knowledgeable about Windows 8 who can provide you with some good information. wave

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#918606 - 10/13/13 08:54 PM Re: Windows 8 with games on PC [Re: Cherie]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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Cherie, we have a post stickied at the top of the Glitches forum with tons of information about Windows 8 and Games. Check it out and ask any questions you have and we'll try to answer them for you.

My personal experience with Windows 8 Pro and games has been excellent with both old and new games. The old 16-bit games don't work, but they didn't work in Windows 7 either.
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#918614 - 10/13/13 10:57 PM Re: Windows 8 with games on PC [Re: Cherie]
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Registered: 10/24/00
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Loc: southeast USA
You might want to wait until Windows 8.1 comes out.
It's due to be released October 18 (according to Wikipedia).

We found that Still Life would not work in Windows 8 but worked in the Windows 8.1 preview. So there are probably some fixes in Windows 8.1 that you'll appreciate.

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#918624 - 10/14/13 01:03 AM Re: Windows 8 with games on PC [Re: Cherie]
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Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
That's really interesting, Jenny. When 8.1 is released, we may need to add somthing to the thread about that. I'll retry some of the games that didn't work in Windows 8 once I get my upgrade.
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