PowerToys Windows 8.1

uncle
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PowerToys Windows 8.1

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Way back when, I found PowerToys a great find. I see it is being offered for Win 10, but some sites seem to suggest that it can also be used on Win 8 systems. Is that true?

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Re: PowerToys Windows 8.1

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Here are the requirements from the PowerToys GitHub page:

"requirements:
Windows 10 1803 (build 17134) or later.
Have .NET Core 3.1 Desktop Runtime. The installer should handle this but we want to directly make people aware."
Joe

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Re: PowerToys Windows 8.1

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Thanks for your reply. As mentioned in original post, other sites seem to suggest it could be run with Win 8. IF I tried to, could I harm anything, do you think?

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Re: PowerToys Windows 8.1

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You can always try it. The required .NET Core 3.1 Runtime is compatible with Windows 8.1, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: PowerToys Windows 8.1

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What are these other sites?

If you want to try I recommend you make an image backup of your system before you install. That way, you can always recover if there is a disaster.
Joe