Crystal Reports and Windows 8

Thursday 25 July 2013 @ 12:13 pm

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.


2 Responses to 'Crystal Reports and Windows 8'

  1. Will Fastie - March 19th, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Today I was unable to install CR XI Pro in Windows 8.1 Pro. It’s been running fine in Windows 7.

  2. Ken Hamady - March 19th, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I am now on 8.1 and I still have v8.5 and v10 running along side v12. There must be another issue in your environment.

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