We’ve been using Windows 8 for a while, however we’ve found some old hardware and software that were working good with Microsoft’s previous Windows system like windows 7 / windows vista / windows xp are having problems when ported to the latest windows 8 system, in other words windows 8 is having compatibility issues with these hardware/programs. If your favorite programs are not compatible with windows 8, you’ll have to look for alternatives for them, or simply stay with earlier windows 7 system. We’ve already learnt that without patches some Anti-Virus programs would cause Windows 8 Blue Screen Of Death.
So the questions is how do you know if a certain program is Windows 8 compatible? Do you have to try to install them one by one and run them in order to find out if they are incompatible with windows 8? Definitely not. Microsoft has built up a database with public access so everyone can use it to check the compatibility with all current hardware and software.
Follow the link to visit Windows 8 compatibility centre:
It’s simple to use, you can either browse the product categories or search for a specific product in the top search bar, you can easily find out weather your hardware/software are compatible with windows 8 or not in this way before actually getting windows 8 installed or getting a new computer with windows 8 pre-installed.
All our desktop computers are fitted with components that are windows 8 compatible. However if you have old hardware, eg. printers/scanners, that you are still would like to use with the new one, it’ll be the best to use windows 8 compatibility checkup prior.