Will Expression Web 4 which has been working in Windows 7 Professional continue to function after an upgrade to Windows 10 Professional followup? RRS feed

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  • (Repost with clarification – my apologies for initial post shortcomings)


    Dear Microsoft TechNet support:


    I am using a computer running Windows 7 Professional 64  bit Service pack one with 16 GB of RAM, an Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00 GHz  and have plenty of available hard drive space. My computer appears to meet all the Hardware/processor requirements for a Windows 10 Professional upgrade as well as meeting the system requirements for installation. I would like to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro before January 14th 2020. However, I need to have continued full functionality of the application Expression Web 4 in Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Web Professional for design, development and publishing of my website I am fully aware that Expression Studio is not supported by Microsoft and hasn’t been for quite some time. I am still trying to find out if Windows 10 professional will fully run Expression Web 4.0.1303.0?  I have seen some Microsoft support which leads me to believe that Expression Web might run fine in Windows 10 Pro but others which lead me to believe there might be serious problems. My website’ server was recently upgraded to running on Windows 2012 - IIS 8.0. I have the necessary Microsoft .NET framework installed and have been getting all required Windows 7 updates related to .NET and Windows Server. I have and continue to use IIS on my local machine for communications with the remote server. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, if there is a comparable development environment without a lot of the complexities of Microsoft Visual Studio that someone is aware of, I would like to hear about that or possibly get a link with more information. The reason I am posting is that yesterday (8/6/2019), I spent about 45 minutes on the Microsoft support page trying to get chats, call backs, and calls scheduled, pretty much unsuccessfully. When I finally did get on the phone with Microsoft support, after speaking with three different persons, they finally suggested I post here or file a commercial ticket.

    Can someone let me know if I will be able to continue with design, development and publishing my website using Expression Web 4 after I upgrade my computer to Windows 10 Pro?


    As far as my attempted clarification goes, I have seen information related to these ‘links’ and others:,

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    I am looking for a little bit of additional insight/direction as there is still some uncertainty. In particular, if Expression Web 4 will run fully in Windows 10 Professional, should I install Windows 10 Pro over Windows 7 Pro, do some sort of ‘clean/fresh’ install of Windows 10 Pro, uninstall Expression Web 4 before installation of Windows 10 Pro, install Windows 10 Pro over both Windows 7 Pro and Expression Web 4, install a particular version (if that is possible) of Windows 10 Pro, consider mitigation of differences with install of Windows 10 Pro as a result of having purchased licensed copy versus free download, etc.? Additionally, I am very new to posting to TechNet forums and I am not exactly sure about all sources as I have seen some ‘questionable’ stuff posted over the years. I have found almost all posts helpful in one way or another, but is there some ‘Microsoft definitive’ answer/solution that I don’t have to pay a whole lot of money for? If Expression Web 4 won’t ‘fully’ run in Windows 10 Professional, I will need to consider halting publishing of my website, which still has much to share. Regardless, any assistance and/or direction would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks for the previous help and your attention to this current question,


    Best Regards,

    Chris and

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4:03 PM

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  • First, this is not Microsoft Tech Support.  This is a user-to-user forum.

    However, the answer is simple:  EW4 works on Win 10 Pro.

    If you need to reinstall EW4, use the latest and last version, which is free to all.

    Kathleen Wilber
    BrightWillow - Asp.Net Applications

    • Edited by KathyW2 Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:44 AM
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:43 AM