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Are there updates for Windows Developer Preview for programs to make them work?

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  • is there any updates for windows 8 developer preview. like certain programs do not work on 8, such like silver light, Sam broadcaster games like Dirt 3. and avast antivirus and zone alarm don't work. any suggestions. like what program can i aquire that will fix this issue

    Original Title: windows 8 updates when are they
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:31 PM

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  • You need to contact the authors of those software, it is unlikely that those software have support Windows 8 as Windows 8 is not even in the beta stage. Most companies wait until the system is stable before adding support for a new Windows version.

     



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  • You need to contact the authors of those software, it is unlikely that those software have support Windows 8 as Windows 8 is not even in the beta stage. Most companies wait until the system is stable before adding support for a new Windows version.

     



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    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 6:54 PM
  • There are several Windows Updates that fix some known issues.
    Go to Windows Updates, click on Check for updates. This will keep Windows Defender updated as well as install updates for Windows Developer Preview.


    If you have programs that don't install you can try and install them in compatibility mode.
    You can try this troubleshooter by:
    ·         Enter the Start screen
    ·         Move your mouse to the bottom left of the screen to expand the Charms section
    ·         Select Search
    ·         Type Compatibility
    ·         Click Settings in the right column
    ·         Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows 

    Then follow the prompts and direct the troubleshooter to the installer for your computer's driver/drivers.


    Sincerely,

     


    Marilyn
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:52 PM
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