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Is all your gear Windows 8 compatible?

Tom Spring | Oct. 16, 2012
Migrating to a new operating system is a bit like getting ready for a first date. What will she look like? Will he be easy to get along with? Will the two of you be compatible? That last question is the precise question that millions of PC owners must consider on October 26, when they think about upgrading their machines to Windows 8.

Microsoft insists that current Windows 7 drivers will work on Windows 8. Nevertheless, a user will be presented with a message saying that the software has not been digitally signed for Windows 8 (this is true for every device maker that doesn't yet have a Windows 8 driver). Our advice? Take Microsoft's Windows 8 reverse-compatibility claims with a grain of salt.

The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 will be smoother than the one many users experienced during the Vista debacle. But no OS upgrade is trouble-free for everyone.

 

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