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Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by Francis » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:12 am

I'm returning to Swordfish after a break to discover my 9 year old PC is creaking and I need to buy a new one.
Sadly all PCs now seem to have Windows 8 or 8.1.

I'm worried about:
a) How to transfer my Swordfish to a new W8 / W8.1 PC.
b) If SF will work (I guess also with a suitable USB/Serial converter).


I've searched Forum for "Windows 8" and "System Requirements".
I find numerous Windows 7 but not 8.

The Forum search routine can't seem to do a logical AND so search results provide me with all 'Windows' results - that needs modernising.


Surprisingly there appears to be no 'System Requirements" section in Wiki.
And nothing that is obvious in Mecanique/Compilers/Swordfish.

So, will SF run under W8 or W8.1?
Can I move my SF or do I have to re-buy?
If there is an obvious page with all this info then please point me and I promise to get some new specs.
If there isn't anything then maybe there should be.

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by David Barker » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:39 am

I have not tried SF under windows 8. However, the latest version of SF does not use a dongle it uses a software key to install - so no special drivers are required. I think Swordfish would work fine under windows 8.

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by Francis » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:48 am

Thanks.
I'm going to have to give it a go at some stage so I may as well try it.

I won't dispose of old PC until all happy so if all goes OK I'll report back.

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by Ralph » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:09 pm

I'm been running SF under Win8 ever since it came out - and more recently under Win8.1 Pro x64.

It works absolutely perfectly for me. My SF version is 2.2.1.8

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by David Barker » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Thanks for the feedback Ralph, very useful...

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by Francis » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:34 am

Thanks Ralph.

I'm awaiting delivery of the new PC with W8.1

This is a dumb question, sorry....

Installation of SF on to new PC: do I put in my ancient SF CD and install and then do updates?
Or is there a 'newer' method?

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by Francis » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:30 pm

Many thanks David.

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Re: Windows 8 or 8.1 - will SF run OK?

Post by Francis » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:31 pm

As per instructions SF installed on W8.1 (HP PC) and, so far, works perfectly.

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