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Windows 8 compatible with windows 7 ?


gel
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My lap top is loaded with windows xp My desk top is loaded with windows 7 I use a usb loaded with my documents including microsoft money on both these machines. Will I be able to do the same if I install windows 8 on my desk top? Thanks for you comments in advance

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northumbria61

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Microsoft says that applications that run on Windows 7 will also run on Windows 8 so I don't think you will encounter any problems.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/software/3367149/why-when-how-migrate-windows-8/#ixzz1zDldEJ1h

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ams4127

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I would be inclined to run Win8 as a dual boot with Win7 and make sure that everything works. Don't forget that Win8 is still just a trial version at the moment and, personally, I wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it.

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gel

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Thank you very much for your advice, which I will follow

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KRONOS the First

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Windows 8 is aimed at touch screen or Tablet computers,it brings very little to desktops.

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gel

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Thanks Chronus that is a very helpful observation. How ever I have been looking at the new google nexus 7 and just wondered if I use Google drive for my documents I could view them and use them on any device desktop tablet or lap top regardless of which operating platform I have installed . But I admit I may be out of my depth on my thinking and would appreciate comments

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sharpamat

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The latest news from Microsoft covers upgrading to Win 8

http://www.windows8update.com/2012/06/28/windows-8-upgrade-paths-from-xp-vista-and-windows-7-are-leaked/?awtl=HaGAo&awtm=3axq0rg39p5gY18

I have tryed it and removed it and will not be paying for it prefering to stay with Win 7 Ultimate

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KRONOS the First

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Yes you can use Google drive anywhere, as you can see here. Google drive.

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gel

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That is very encouraging Chronus Thank you The word of warning from sharpamat is very much appreciated thank you

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