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Atlantico: Whether a program can run is a binary proposition, it either runs or it does not. If a program runs on any setup (software/hardware) then it is completely compatible with all aspects of that setup. All. Aspects.

If a program runs on a machine with unknown setup, except it is known it is a Windows 8 machine, then the conclusion is that the program in question is unequivocally 100% compatible with Windows 8.

If another user with another machine, also with unknown setup, except Windows 8 fails to run the program, it can be concluded that the problem is not Windows 8, rather something else. Possibly the hardware setup, other software conflicting or the user himself.

QED.

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Atlantico: Nope, wrong.

Whether a program can run is a binary proposition, it either runs or it does not. If a program runs on any setup (software/hardware) then it is completely compatible with all aspects of that setup. All. Aspects.

If a program runs on a machine with unknown setup, except it is known it is a Windows 8 machine, then the conclusion is that the program in question is unequivocally 100% compatible with Windows 8.

If another user with another machine, also with unknown setup, except Windows 8 fails to run the program, it can be concluded that the problem is not Windows 8, rather something else. Possibly the hardware setup, other software conflicting or the user himself.

QED.
Unfortunately, problems in computers tend to arise due to conflicts between different systems interfering with each other. A poorly designed system is generally defined as one which has a lot of these conflicts, particularly with systems which predate it. The problem in the vast majority of cases is not just Windows 8, and not just the hardware setup or whatever, but something caused by the two things interfacing in a way which causes unexpected and unintended effects (which then interfere with the game). While Windows 8 itself may have no trouble running the game (as you've correctly shown), it causes issues when combined with a lot of things which predate it and also run the game fine on their own.

Technically, therefore, it would be more accurate to say "Windows 8 causes issues with many computer components - hardware and/or software - which predate Windows 8 and Microsoft knew these components existed when making it. These issues which appear on many Windows 8 setups, while they don't stop a computer from running, often cause unexpected secondary issues preventing games from running which ran under previous OSs with the same setup otherwise."

Since Windows 8 was the later release, it had the burden of ensuring compatibility with the commonly used systems which already existed. There are also a lot of issues which appear as a result of the interface between Windows 8 and other systems, compared with other OSs and the same systems, as a general rule. These issues affect gaming when they do appear, and are why Windows 8 is said to be bad for gaming.

I hope that's made the lines of reasoning being used clearer.
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Atlantico: Nope, wrong.

Whether a program can run is a binary proposition, it either runs or it does not. If a program runs on any setup (software/hardware) then it is completely compatible with all aspects of that setup. All. Aspects.

If a program runs on a machine with unknown setup, except it is known it is a Windows 8 machine, then the conclusion is that the program in question is unequivocally 100% compatible with Windows 8.

If another user with another machine, also with unknown setup, except Windows 8 fails to run the program, it can be concluded that the problem is not Windows 8, rather something else. Possibly the hardware setup, other software conflicting or the user himself.

QED.
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pi4t: Unfortunately, problems in computers tend to arise due to conflicts between different systems interfering with each other. A poorly designed system is generally defined as one which has a lot of these conflicts, particularly with systems which predate it. The problem in the vast majority of cases is not just Windows 8, and not just the hardware setup or whatever, but something caused by the two things interfacing in a way which causes unexpected and unintended effects (which then interfere with the game). While Windows 8 itself may have no trouble running the game (as you've correctly shown), it causes issues when combined with a lot of things which predate it and also run the game fine on their own.

Technically, therefore, it would be more accurate to say "Windows 8 causes issues with many computer components - hardware and/or software - which predate Windows 8 and Microsoft knew these components existed when making it. These issues which appear on many Windows 8 setups, while they don't stop a computer from running, often cause unexpected secondary issues preventing games from running which ran under previous OSs with the same setup otherwise."

Since Windows 8 was the later release, it had the burden of ensuring compatibility with the commonly used systems which already existed. There are also a lot of issues which appear as a result of the interface between Windows 8 and other systems, compared with other OSs and the same systems, as a general rule. These issues affect gaming when they do appear, and are why Windows 8 is said to be bad for gaming.

I hope that's made the lines of reasoning being used clearer.
The distinction which you make is very clear to me, and I agree with it, but it is lost on people who simply deduce that "oh you have a problem and you're using Windows 8, so that's your problem right there!"

While your reasoning is sound, it does not really apply to Windows 8 in any significant degree, since it is already quite mature, being out almost 2 years.

There *may* be conflicts with older hardware because of older drivers or other peripheral reasons and Windows 8, but it is unlikely since just about all drivers that could possibly interfere have already been updated for Windows 8 a while back.

Further, Windows 8 is not "new", under the hood it is Windows 7 with some enhancements and refinements. Anything that runs on Windows 7 runs on Windows 8. Anything. Why? It's the same system. The vast majority of people espousing some Windows 7 voodoo on the internet don't realize that a cosmetic change doesn't mean a system change.

In fact the simpler windows layout in desktop mode, the depreciation of transparency etc. has made Windows 8 even more compatible with older software than Windows 7 and drivers for Windows 8 are quite mature now. There are just very few instances Windows 8 could cause problems and in *all* cases Windows 7 would cause the same problems.

That being said, I do agree with you in general, except I'd say "some" where you say "many". In general Windows 8 is amazingly stable and compatible with older software, games in particular, but in some cases it fails. Though in all those cases so does Windows 7.

There is no case of Windows 7 running something that Windows 8 can't run. Nor should there be, it is system version 6.2 while Windows 7 is 6.1