Posted by on May 21, 2015

Another installment in Cameron’s ongoing IT Fundamentals series…

One of the most common issues with upgrading Windows is the conflict of 32-bit programs with a 64-bit OS (such as the default Windows 7). Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to solve this issue besides using an emulator or installing the 32-bit version instead. Other issues include programs designed for older versions of Windows that can be ran in compatibility mode.

Sometimes hardware drivers may become obsolete, confused, and a waste of bits after an upgrade because trying to run older drivers on a newer OS is like sticking a square peg in a triangular hole. Fortunately, finding new drivers is usually easy as long as the hardware isn’t too old.

For other third-party programs, users may have to wait until developers release a new version designed for the respective generation of Windows.

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