Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Must I Buy New Apps?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 8
 
Loading...


Samuel from NJ writes:

Are you forced to buy new apps to work in win  8? Can you use your old apps as in Win  XP?

Well, Samuel that depends. It’s possible that some of your older programs may work with Windows 8 or 8.1.  A great place to check is the Windows Compatibility Center.  You can enter the name of an app and find out if it works with the newer OS.

I will also say that many of the apps you will want are included free on Windows 8.1 – Word processing in the form of WordPad, an e-mail client in the form of the Mail App, an image editor in the Photo App as well as in Paint. You’ll also find a variety of free games in the Windows store.

I think a lot of people forget that when XP came out, many of the programs that worked With Windows 3 and 95 no longer worked in XP.  Thirteen years is a long time, especially in the computer world and, unfortunately, XP can’t handle the requirements of many newer programs.

~ Cynthia

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: