Support for 8.0 apps on 8.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • How long can we use Windows 8.0 apps on Windows 8.1 (Desktop)? Will there be a deadline?
    Friday, November 28, 2014 8:48 AM


  • Since 8.1 is fully backwards compatible with 8.0, and since Windows 10 is so far backwards compatible with 8.1 (and 8.0) I doubt there will be any deadline.

    Much like on Windows Phone you can still run WP7 apps on WP8.1...but you miss out on functionality not available in earlier versions (in Windows Store apps you can't use the Universal templates, for example, unless you target 8.1).

    Traditionally Microsoft has valued backwards compatibility very highly, so I don't see any reason to worry.

    I'm a self-taught noob amateur. Please take this into account when responding to my posts or when taking advice from me.

    • Marked as answer by messyOne Monday, December 1, 2014 9:46 AM
    Friday, November 28, 2014 9:48 AM