How do I Run Older Versions or Multiple Versions of the same program on in Windows 8

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You can install it in a virtual machine such as Windows XP Mode using VirtualBox, VMware, Parallels Desktop, etc

Then you can have:

a) two copies of the same virtual machine, one on the desktop and one on the laptop.

b) concurrent multiple running instances of the same version of the program on one computer each in its own isolated virtual machine

c) an older version of the program running simultaneously alongside a current version on the same computer each in its own isolated virtual machine


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If you have Professional or above I would just get a cross grade to Windows 7.
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You're probably right about that one Kevin, some people may prefer to downgrade their operating system to Windows 7.

Understanding downgrade rights - Microsoft

How to Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

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InIgo mate, I know I would I only use 8.1 for testing purposes.