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Thinking About Upgrading To Windows 8 Pro, I Have 2012 Pro

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I scanned through this thread, looked at the comparison list sticky and searched the entire forum from the search box for "windows 8", so if this has been answered I apologize in advance BUT I did try to find an answer to my question.

 

 

Question, I am very happy with Creator 2012pro but I would like to try to upgrade to windows 8, is there going to be any problems with compatibility?

 

In other words, I don’t care about the desktop icon thing but I still want to be able to edit movies and make photo video projects and burn discs, will most if not all of this stuff still work?

 

 

Thanks and again, I’m sorry if this has been asked and answered before but I am going through all of my software bit by bit to make sure that I can upgrade safely.

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Thanks for the link Ogdens, it appears that Creator 2012 is not listed as compatible but neither is lt listed as not compatible.

 

ok I'll just consider that a no and make my decision. I just may put off Windows 8 for 6 months or so as this seems to be the way of many products. Or I may buy the $39.99 special offer version and hold off on the installation.

 

thanks for the link and taking the time Ogdens.

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I have W8 Pro installed on two different computers and I installed Creator 2012 Pro on one of them and it installed just fine.

Have used several of the suite programs from it and so far all work fine. So YES, C2012 Pro will install on W8 Pro

(at leat in my case). And is compatable with other programs I also have installed. Give it a try and if you runinto problems

get back with a reply on this thread.

 

Frank...

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Thanks for the reply Frank, I'm still kicking the idea around right now, I have a ton of programs installed and I would prefer to do an in place update. But if you got it to install what I might do is uninstall a few of my better programs like Creator, then upgrade and then reinstall the programs. This might help solve any issues that may arise from just updating the os.

 

But I have till Jan 31st before the special offer goes away and I may still just pick it up and drop it on DVD untill I can figure out my best options.

 

Thanks again for your reply, it is very encouraging.

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Upgrading to Win 8 from Win 7 will not have an issue with it installed.I did it and the upgrade went smoothly.

 

Since upgrading I've done a bunch of things with audio but I'm not much into the video side so I can't help you out there,sorry.

 

I can tell you that so far every thing that I've tried to open has opened successfully.

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Somebody needs to be the guinea pig :lol::D:lol:

 

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Why?

 

Frank installed C2012 on a clean W-8 install and Terry upgraded to W-8 with C2012 installed!

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Why?

 

Frank installed C2012 on a clean W-8 install and Terry upgraded to W-8 with C2012 installed!

Because in real life, ONE or 2 installs does not mean it works!

 

Maybe you forgot Creator 2009 which installed and ran in Win7 ~ for a short time then failed ;)

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Having struggled with Windows 8 for a while, I still think think it's a downgrade from XP and Windows 7.

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Because in real life, ONE or 2 installs does not mean it works!

 

Maybe you forgot Creator 2009 which installed and ran in Win7 ~ for a short time then failed ;)

 

You asked for a guinea pig, now you want to conduct a study? :unsure:

 

Having struggled with Windows 8 for a while, I still think think it's a downgrade from XP and Windows 7.

 

W-8 reminds me of the festering pile of dog pooh Vista was.

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If Brendon & CD don't like it, that's good enough for me!

 

I think they will start Beta Testing Win9 in January :lol:

 

"They" might. I think it's a good bet that CD and I won't be :lol:

 

Brendon

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According to Corel, Creator 2012 Pro is not compatible with Windows 8, see below in which they explicitly state that products not listed in the compatibility list "WILL run into compatibility problems" and "Some products may not install properly and/or have limited functionality - even if the product appears to install properly".

 

Thinking of upgrading to NXT? The Corel upgrade pricing is shocking, 75% of the full price for around 10%(my guess) new/improved functionality. Surely most 2012 Pro users would just want a minor upgrade to Win 8 functionality at a much more modest price. In any case forget getting through to their sales phone line, I spend over 10-15 minutes holding being told they had unexpectedly high call volumes.

 

"Corel is happy to support many of your favorite Roxio products on Microsoft's latest operating system release, Windows 8.

 

The following products are Windows 8 compatible. Please make sure latest updates are installed:

  • Roxio Creator NXT
  • Roxio Creator NXT PRO
  • Roxio Easy VHS to DVD 3/Plus
  • Roxio Game Capture HD PRO
  • Roxio Game Capture

The following products are not currently Windows 8 compatible (as of Oct 26 2012):

  • Roxio Easy CD and DVD Burning
  • Roxio Easy LP to MP3
  • Roxio RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier

We may release new versions of these products that are Windows 8 compatible in the near future. However, there will not be any patch released for current Windows 7 version to make it Windows 8 compatible.

 

Previous versions of Roxio branded software that are not listed above as "Windows 8 compatible" will run into compatibility issues and are not supported by Corel on Windows 8.

 

How do I get Windows 8 compatible Roxio software?

 

Existing customers can upgrade to the latest Windows 8 compatible software at the Roxio Upgrade Center. New Customers can get the latest software at the Roxio eStore or call our Inside Sales Team at 1-877-582-6735 (Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM, EST - excluding Corel holidays) if you have any questions.

 

What happens if I try to install a non-compatible product on Windows 8?

 

Some products may not install properly and/or have limited functionality - even if the product appears to install properly. Please note that Corel does not provide support for products installed on Windows 8 that are not Windows 8 Compatible. Corel does not support any products installed on a pre-released version of Windows 8."

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According to Corel, Creator 2012 Pro is not compatible with Windows 8, see below in which they explicitly state that products not listed in the compatibility list "WILL run into compatibility problems" and "Some products may not install properly and/or have limited functionality - even if the product appears to install properly".

 

Down here where I come from, that is called a "cover your arse" statement.

 

A fairy accurate translation of it would read "We don't support that software in Windows 8 because we want you to buy our latest offering."

 

Regards,

Brendon

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Nevertheless, it is their official position. From my perspective, if Creator 2012 Pro does work on Win 8 and they are using tactics such as you describe that is even worse than saying it works but we are not supporting it, at least then I could choose to install it as is. I am reinstalling windows on my PC and have a lot of software to install. I am being very careful to install in batches (OS, Utilities, Prime Applications, Secondary Applications) and taking partition backups at each stage to enable easy recovery should it become necessary. I am trying to reduce the chances of ever needing to go back to the earlier versions of these by only installing S/W that has been certified or at least stated to be compatible. I hoped to simply install Creator 2012 Pro but in the circumstances will not be doing so. And really, £50 for Windows 8 with lots of new and improved features, but a required (but perhaps unnecessary?) upgrade fee of around 75% of new (£55) for some minor enhancements, for one app to edit media? Does that seem proportionate? I don't think so.

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Or, it could actually be less sinister than the conspiracy theory you two are chasing... :lol:

 

It is more likely that Corel is unwilling to spend the all the money needed to test and certify an out of production program for Win8 :huh:

 

No Profit, Hu Mon...

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It is more likely that Corel is unwilling to spend the all the money needed to test and certify an out of production program for Win8 :huh:

 

That's just another way of saying what I said, Jim.

 

Brendon

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That's just another way of saying what I said, Jim.

 

Brendon

Yes but I got to use that great picture of Quark ~ he was one of the best actors in that series :lol::D:lol:

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So are you talking at me? Are you telling me I have to spend 59.99$ to upgrade my ROXIO CREATOR 2012... yes 2012... just one year ago !!! Are you telling me ROXIO CREATOR PRO 2012 is not WINDOWS 8 COMPATIBLE ???!!?!?!?!?!?! Are you telling me you wanyt me TO PAY just for a new SUPPOSED TO BE COMPATIBLE software, with NO NEW NEITHER NEEDED OPTIONS? Are you telling me YOU WILL NOT GO ON SUPPORTING my really very new ROXIO CREATOR 2012 PRO? I think YOU HAVE CROSSED THE RED LINE. Really. ROXIO CREATOR is not such a good piece of software, it hangs tooooo much. So I'll think twice before buying another piece of ROXIO or PINNACLE software (Yes... I loose money with pinnacle Studio too...) :angry::glare:

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Why are you yelling at fellow users? Roxio/Corel rarely inhabits these boards. And if you read all the way through, my take-away is that while Creator 2012 may not be supported under Windows 8, from those who have tried it, it seems to be working fine.

 

By the same token, having seen and used both Windows 7 and Windows 8, I'm shocked that Microsoft would consider it an "upgrade" to go to Windows 8. But if I choose to buy a new operating system, I don't expect all of my programs, even those I bought a year ago, to necessarily work with it considering that those programs came out before the new OS.

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So are you talking at me? Are you telling me I have to spend 59.99$ to upgrade my ROXIO CREATOR 2012... yes 2012... just one year ago !!! Are you telling me ROXIO CREATOR PRO 2012 is not WINDOWS 8 COMPATIBLE ???!!?!?!?!?!?! Are you telling me you wanyt me TO PAY just for a new SUPPOSED TO BE COMPATIBLE software, with NO NEW NEITHER NEEDED OPTIONS?

 

Nobody is talking _at_ you. In fact, nobody was talking _to_ you, either! You were being rude and hijacking someone else's topic.

 

However, since you're here now I will tell you that Creator 2012 is not Windows 8 compatible.

 

I don't want you to pay for new software. I couldn't care less, personally.

However, if you have gone and got yourself a new Operating System which isn't compatible with your current software then yes - you will have to either go back to your original O.S. or else buy some new software for your new O.S.

 

Roxio will go on supporting your Creator 2012 software in the Operating System you bought it for, but the company has never undertaken to you that it will give you free copies of new versions, or that older software will continue to work when you change your operating system.

 

Failure of older software to work under new Operating Systems is a risk you take if you make changes without doing your homework, and this is a near universal situation - not just limited to the Roxio company.

 

 

Now, before you go red and bust a vein in your face over this situation you've got yourself into, take notice what Dave just said. This is a user board and we are fellow customers. If you insist on yelling, go yell at Roxio and not at your fellow customers. You'll get little sympathy if you yell at us.

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