SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't work on win8

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SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't work on win8

#1 Post by vmars316 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:48 pm

I just got a win8 laptop (asus) .
Uninstalled all the stuff I'll never use .
And downloaded 'SIW 2011 (build 1029)' to keep track of beginStatus.

Unfortunately, SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't run on win8 .
Turns out the newer version is no longer available for free .

Is there a way around this ?
I tried all Compatibility options .

Else, can someone recommend something as good or almost as good ?

Thanks...vmars316
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Re: SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't work on win8

#2 Post by Userfriendly » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:24 pm

What's "beginStatus"? What exactly are you trying to keep track of?

Pay monies to make SIW work again. /joke

Maybe try HWiNFO http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1715 or PC Wizard http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=102

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Re: SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't work on win8

#3 Post by vmars316 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:55 am

Userfriendly wrote:What's "beginStatus"? What exactly are you trying to keep track of?


Some time in the future, I know I'll want to know what were the original drivers that came with the system("beginStatus"). Same idea with software, etc..

Thanks for the links, I'll check them out this week.

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Re: SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't work on win8

#4 Post by MiDoJo » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:19 am

How exactly do you mean doesn't work.
I have SIW 2010 0311 Business (free from GiveAwayaDay and I've been on a Domain until recently, thus I've not updated) and AKAICT it runs fine and doesn't seem to have anything that doesn't work.
EDIT. . . it does show as windows 7 business under OS, I'll have to investigate further (please tell us what isn't working though?)
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Re: SIW 2011 (build 1029) doesn't work on win8

#5 Post by Userfriendly » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:49 am

The free version will popup an error saying 'unsupported windows versions 6.2' and then automatically close. I also tried the PA.C version http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/siw_portable and it says only the SIW Pro supports windows 8 and then closes itself.

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