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Windows 8.1 Software Compatibility

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 8

William from Idaho asks,

What software is compatible with Windows 8.1?


Lots of software is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This is especially true if the software is newer or the newest version. However, older versions or older products may not be compatible. It all depends on what the software is used for.

A quick way to check the compatibility of software is with Windows Compatibility Center. Just type in the name of the software you want to check on, and the compatibility center will let you know if it is compatible.


This also works for hardware, downloads, and drivers.

~ Audra

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One Response to “Windows 8.1 Software Compatibility”

  1. Victor Atkins says:

    I have Windows 8.1 which just updated from Internet Explorer 10 to Internet Explorer 11. Internet Explorer 11 doesn’t work with my cookies. Is there any way I can go back to Internet Explorer 10?

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