I am replacing my workstation (laptop) this week and decided to test Windows 8. I ordered it from Costco so I can just take it back if it won’t run my favorite old software.
To my surprise, I was able to install and run 3 different versions of Crystal (v8.5, v10 and v12/CR 2008) with no problems at all. When I run Crystal 8.5 on my retiring Windows 7 box, I get an approval dialogue every time, but otherwise it runs fine. On Windows 8 there isn’t even the dialogue. Even my old version of Office XP (yeah I know) installed and ran just fine, and it is from 2002. So now all I have to do is learn to live with tiles.