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Its time to ask... Windows 8

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  • Its time to ask... Windows 8

    With the release on coming Friday, can anyone confirm A5 v10.5 remains compatible with it. I looked on the MS compatibility website and could not find it or any Alpha Software listed. A similar question was posted in the v11 web forum yesterday but did not have an answer.
    Regards,

    John W.
    www.CustomReportWriters.net

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    Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

    Curious tomorrow is the release date for Win 8 and no one has the answer??? Anyone at Alpha know?
    Regards,

    John W.
    www.CustomReportWriters.net

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    • #3
      Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

      You can contact Alpha here.

      http://www.alphasoftware.com/contact/
      There can be only one.

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      • #4
        Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

        Thanks Stan I just sent an inquiry to Alpha. When they answer I will post the response, in case I am not the only one who is curious.
        Regards,

        John W.
        www.CustomReportWriters.net

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        • #5
          Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

          I have not heard back from Alpha on knowing if, in my case, A5 v10.5 is compatible with Win 8. Seems a simple question and while I can assume the answer I would like it to be more official.
          Regards,

          John W.
          www.CustomReportWriters.net

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          • #6
            Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

            Hi,
            Just tested today with the official release of W8 and it does not work with Alpha V11. After lauching the database, a message appears: "Alpha Five Is not licensed for this Operating System"

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            • #7
              Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

              Phil - thanks for the post.

              FWIW: Still no response from Alpha to my question about A5 and Windows 8. I have looked on the Alpha website and did not find a mention of it working with Win 8 and its not on the Microsoft website in the list of compatible programs. Still I would have guessed it would have run, so I am surprised to learn there are issues.
              Regards,

              John W.
              www.CustomReportWriters.net

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                Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                Originally posted by jkwrpc View Post
                Phil - thanks for the post.

                FWIW: Still no response from Alpha to my question about A5 and Windows 8. I have looked on the Alpha website and did not find a mention of it working with Win 8 and its not on the Microsoft website in the list of compatible programs. Still I would have guessed it would have run, so I am surprised to learn there are issues.
                Hi there,

                Problem seems to be solved...
                Right click on alpha5.exe in the application folder then "Properties" then "Compatibility".
                Select Compatibility mode "Windows 7", then "OK"

                It works fine for me...

                All my best
                Phil

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                • #9
                  Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                  Thanks for the update, I am glad to hear that it is working. I will be less reluctant to update my OS in the next couple of weeks.
                  Regards,

                  John W.
                  www.CustomReportWriters.net

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                  • #10
                    Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                    Originally posted by stones001 View Post
                    Hi there,

                    Problem seems to be solved...
                    Right click on alpha5.exe in the application folder then "Properties" then "Compatibility".
                    Select Compatibility mode "Windows 7", then "OK"

                    It works fine for me...

                    All my best
                    Phil
                    Thanks for the suggestion...i have tried it ....it worked......Really glad to hear about Windows 8!!
                    Sample Forms

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                    • #11
                      Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                      According to the M/s site, none of my peripherals are compatible.
                      I suspect that Win8 might be a bit of a dog and really only suitable for tablets and 'phones.

                      Reddy, did you get my Private Message?
                      See our Hybrid Option here;
                      https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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                      • #12
                        Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                        This is interesting Ted. I have Win 8 Pro on 3 desktops and 2 laptops. Everything works fine. The upgrade process was a snap. Windows 8 boots much faster and seems to run faster. It is not really a 'must have' upgrade though and you are right it is aimed at mobile devices, but it is not a dog here...

                        James

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                        • #13
                          Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                          If anyone has installed Windows 8 and misses the older Windows menus you can get Classicshell for free. It works well.

                          http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/index.html


                          James

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                          • #14
                            Re: Its time to ask... Windows 8

                            +1 to what James says.

                            Installed Win 8 Pro in Boot Camp on my 15" 8GB MacBook Pro; no issues. Set as default OS. 1:03 from cold start to usable; same as my 8GB Lenovo laptop.

                            A5 installed and activated without issue. Copied over all projects/databases and they run very nicely, and quicker.

                            I purchased a nice little utility from Stardock for 5 bux that gives you the "Start" button and menu and lets me boot directly to the desktop instead of the Win 8 Start page.
                            Cheers!
                            Lyle Chamney
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