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Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Sidekick98 and Windows 8

(OP)
Has anyone successfully installed Sidekick98 on a Windows 8 machine?

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Well the absence of any comments can't be a good sign. But Windows 8 looks like a step backwards to me anyway(?).

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

I just used the compatibility check for Win 8. It checked all programs, but NOT Sidekick 98. I suspect that having installed it on the root C: may be the reason. The compatibility program is likely set to check only programs in either of the Program Files folders. I guess when someone is forced to buy Win 8 on a new computer, we will learn if it works or not.

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Hi All: I have had nothing to ask for such a long time. However, I am almost forced into considering Windows 8. One of the reasons I have limped along with WXP Pro for such a long time, is my 18 year accumulation of Sidekick files. I found the original post in this thread very interesting. Specifically, the lack of any responses with experience in W8 and SK. I am using SK 98 with patches (Always many thanks to James 33).

I may stay with WXP pro - 32 bit, in spite of Microsoft (Or Microhard if you will) not supporting same after April of next year. Perhaps that is a good thing. Every download from them seems to bring unwanted gifts.

I will continue to monitor this thread for answers regarding W 8 and SK98.

Hello to James 33 from the "Colonies.'
Blaze

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Hi Blaze,
Good to hear from another long term user (again) and a fellow traveller.

Microsoft have always done exactly what they wanted and from a pragmatic point of view it makes sense for them.

Here's wishing for another 18 years of Sidekick slipping under their Radar!

Regards
Jim

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Note that in the last thread, Sue said she had installed Sidekick98 in Windows8.

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

jimalex, I can't find the "last thread" you referred to saying Sue had installed SK98 in Win8. Would you point to the thread?

RE: Sidekick98 and Windows 8

Hi WDane,
The Henry W link you mention is the same link where Sue said she had got it to work in Windows 8 (using Henry W's zip).

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