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how to test software in windows xp, vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

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Daka

Hello I just developed software on XP and later did check on win 7 and
just moment ago, the software failed on windows 10 64bit.

I'm webdeveloper and this is first time developing windows software,
so here comes the question:

Is there platform to test software on all versions of windows?

One option that I used for webdevelop, was virtualbox and 
download the all versions of windows: 
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/
but it seems that it doesn't work for programs only for browsers
(from point I checked, maybe I'm wrong).

So are there windows versions that are full and free of charge 
to download and test it in virtualbox?

Or I need to get all windows licences?

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Jos

Only way I know is to run some sort of VM software with instances of each flavor of windows and simply test it.

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JLogan3o13

As Jos mentions above, VMs are your best way to go for this. I am assuming you have access to each OS; you can use VMware Player or VirtualBox on the cheap, or use VMware Workstation if you want to put a few more resources into it. You could also set up some containers if you are looking for more agile testing capabilities, but that adds to the complexity.


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krasnoshtan

if you have machine with win 10, you can change compatibility preference in same named tab in the compiled .exe file properties. But this method can not work for 100%, especially if your program works with the file system and system files. For example, system files of winxp differ considerably from win 7 and above. But you can try :)

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Jos

One of the biggest compatibility issues is the support of 8bit code, which is not present anymore! 
So the not 100% comment is somewhat misleading.:)

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JLogan3o13

Agreed, the "not 100%" is going to be more like "maybe 5% if you're fortunate" - in all a bad idea.


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