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Viet - Computer Tech
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I have an XP hard drive that has programs that will not work

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I have an XP hard drive that has programs that will not work with windows 8.1. Can I set the 8.1 computer to open with the XP drive when I want to run these program
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 1 year ago.
Hello! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed computer professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.
I'm sorry about the issue. Unfortunately, you cannot run programs that way. Also, for running any program, you would have to install it first. You can try getting new program versions. Or try Windows XP mode on Windows 8:
http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how-to-run-windows-xp-for-free-in-windows-8
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/forget-end-life-woes-windows-8-xp-mode/
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