Windows 8 compatible with windows 7 ?

  gel 22:11 29 Jun 2012

My lap top is loaded with windows xp My desk top is loaded with windows 7 I use a usb loaded with my documents including microsoft money on both these machines. Will I be able to do the same if I install windows 8 on my desk top? Thanks for you comments in advance

  northumbria61 22:44 29 Jun 2012

Microsoft says that applications that run on Windows 7 will also run on Windows 8 so I don't think you will encounter any problems.

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  ams4127 23:09 29 Jun 2012

I would be inclined to run Win8 as a dual boot with Win7 and make sure that everything works. Don't forget that Win8 is still just a trial version at the moment and, personally, I wouldn't trust it as far as I could throw it.

  gel 06:33 30 Jun 2012

Thank you very much for your advice, which I will follow

  KRONOS the First 06:41 30 Jun 2012

Windows 8 is aimed at touch screen or Tablet computers,it brings very little to desktops.

  gel 07:00 30 Jun 2012

Thanks Chronus that is a very helpful observation. How ever I have been looking at the new google nexus 7 and just wondered if I use Google drive for my documents I could view them and use them on any device desktop tablet or lap top regardless of which operating platform I have installed . But I admit I may be out of my depth on my thinking and would appreciate comments

  sharpamat 07:05 30 Jun 2012

The latest news from Microsoft covers upgrading to Win 8

I have tryed it and removed it and will not be paying for it prefering to stay with Win 7 Ultimate

  KRONOS the First 07:21 30 Jun 2012

Yes you can use Google drive anywhere, as you can see here. Google drive.

  gel 07:27 30 Jun 2012

That is very encouraging Chronus Thank you The word of warning from sharpamat is very much appreciated thank you

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