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why p3d 2.4 does not support windows 8.1

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Prepar3D v2.4 works just fine under Win 8.1...

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Gerry, I suspect that either the team haven't explored Win 8.x as a viable platform, or they are simply being conservative just to be "safe." Probably both are true...

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True. Also I imagine any commercial users will need Prepar3D's assurance before "betting the system on Win 8.1".

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Win 8 isn't a viable OS for training platforms... no matter who makes the sim software.

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I should clarify... it's not that Win 8 isn't something you can use at home. It's that Win 8 is not a viable interface in a training simulator. Simple as that.

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Ummm...you can boot to desktop, which is practically the same as Win 7. Hardware and Driver support is where I see issues arising.

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Let's face it!  Win 8.1 is the de-facto standard Microsoft OS even though they support previous versions.  Any company worth its salt needs to move towards 8.1 as they upgrade their products.  In my experience Win 8.1 runs everything smoothly once you understand it and it runs faster than previous versions of Windoz.  Add a clean interface like Classic Shell to Win 8.1 and you have the best of both worlds.

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Yeah, they really botched it.  Like they did FSX, they ignored their core users, desktop users.  It's "unstable" in that it tries to be a touch screen OS, and in an desktop environment, it's too buggy from a user interface perspective.  It breaks with their own conventions on  what a desktop should deliver when it comes to what a user expects from experience to experience, program to program, for a desktop.  FAIL.  But as far as P3D, I have no issues, it's very stable.  Classic Shell is a must have for Win 8.1 to be acceptable as a desktop.

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I use P3d 2.4 with Win 8.1, but the OS still has the joystick bug, which is probably why LM recommends Win 7.

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I use P3d 2.4 with Win 8.1, but the OS still has the joystick bug, which is probably why LM recommends Win 7.

 

disconnect problem you mean? did you change the energy save settings for usb devices? (disable all energy saving on usb)

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I work in IT, MANY business are still using XP. Large companies have in fact moved to 7 for the most part.  It's all about security and compatibility with their existing infrastructure and software. Guess what,  end of support for windows 7 us rapidly approaching.  Not end of life like XP, end of support. 

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I use joystick on other games and other sim and works perfect, without a problem on win 8.1 . Has nothing to do with energy saving or enabling usb stuff on motherboard or hacking registry. Some joysticks/yokes lose connection with P3d, no matter what. But that doesn't bother me at all. Using fsuipc and linda since P3d 1.3 as control management.

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This

 

It's definitely a bug in Win 8. Some people can get around it by fiddling with the USB power saving settings. Others (like myself) use FSUIPC and that works for me. But back to the original question. I don't see any advantage at all of using Windows 8.1 over Windows 7. And I doubt that Windows 10 will be any better either.

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If its a windows bug, why my joystick works perfect with any game and on other simulators...

but yes, original question... it works on win 8.1

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By using logitech instead of Saitek, I do not have the failing joystick problem in 8.1, which IMHO works much better that 7

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If its a windows bug, why my joystick works perfect with any game and on other simulators...

but yes, original question... it works on win 8.1

I suggest that you read through the:

 

Windows 8 - Joystick Megathread problem

 

thread here on the AVSim forums. It has 57 pages and 841 posts. Only a small number of people report no problems with Windows 8.x. A slightly larger percentage report that tinkering with the USB power settings helps and a somewhat larger percentage say that FSUIPC fixes it. P3d 2.4 still loses the joystick from the UI, but at least it stays connected so one doesn't fly off into a mountain or the ground. That's a major improvement. If it wasn't a Windows bug, LM would have fixed it better. I also had the same problem with XP10 and Win 8.1, although it happened less frequently. Some of the hardware experts here claim that it has to do with the main sim window losing focus. If you never do that, you probably think that Windows 8 is great for flight simming.

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No thanks... it doesn't matter how many post or pages are about it, I still don't have any problem with my joystick on any other game or simulator.  Sorry that you have issue with Xp10, thats not my case. There's also megathreads about ooms too.. I havent experienced any.. sorry.

my last post here... peace out and good luck.

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Only speaking from my personal experience with Microsoft operating systems since the time of Windows 3.1 way back in the mid 1990's.

Any software developer is being prudent to delay recommending ANY new operating system from Microsoft for at least a year after full release. Yes, they should develop for that OS but, before putting it into their recommended OS's for proper operation of their software, they need to wait for the tens of thousands of bug reports and security flaws to be dealt with by Microsoft and the OS platform to become stable.
 

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P3D v2.4 works also pretty good with Windows 10 (Technical Preview Build 9860). Too many "experts" out there and they are talking only hot air.

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