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Subject:Re: Windows 11 - The end of Paradox compatibility?
Date:30 Jun 2021 12:41:02 -0400
From:"Kevin Zawicki" <>

Having read through MANY blogs and such, I think it is a leap to say Paradox
will not run on Windows 11, at this time.

MS pulled the "checker" tool to test for Windows 11 upgrade compatibility
so we cannot check. 

For Windows 10:
The Windows 7 to 10 checker did block and flag on one of my PCs as it had
a very old Dreamweaver. Once Dreamweaver removed it upgraded. I was thinking
it must check hardware and apps and maybe flag apps as a stopper, so thus
flag Corel Suite for Win11 if not working.

Every 2 years people say Paradox will not run on Win XXX for the past 3-4
versions of Windows... yet so far it has...
Eventually the doomsayers of Paradox will be right but I want to get a Windows
11 upgrade and test to know for sure.

Also, one thing to watch is Wordperfect Suites. If they have a new version
that is for / runs on Win11 with Paradox, Paradox will likely run. Wordperfect
(years ago) stated that they would not include Paradox in the suite if the
OS would not allow it. They can't.
Some statement to the effect that if it was (maybe at the time) Windows 8.1
compatible all the products in Suite would run.

Even though no changes to Paradox, they must certify it to run  to have MS
flag of approval.

Also, I figure I have almost 8 years on my current Win10 machines having
run Win7 for a long time passed its "end".

My largest system business owner said "lets see if we are still in busses
in 5 years and plan then..."

So many businesses took a huge COVID hit, there is no appetite to build new
systems and machines right now.

Bernie van't Hof <onrequest@somewhere> wrote:
>Is it unreasonable to think that windows will not continue to support 
>ancient applications?
>As pointed out earlier in this thread, there exist excellent 
>virtualisations to natively run ancient software and old OS's in modern

>On 30/6/21 7:45 pm, Bernie van't Hof wrote:
>> I'm bound to get slapped for this, but (as an avid mac fan for more than

>> decade) I had to chuckle reading Znet's barfs about imminent Win11 release:
>> "Thanks to Windows 11, Microsoft is going to help Apple sell a lot of

>> Silicon Macs."
>> [Ducking down out of the line of fire...]
>> - Bernie
>> On 28/6/21 6:11 pm, Tom Krieg wrote:
>>> My reading of the Windows 11 announcement (and the hardware 
>>> requirements to run it) is that Paradox probably won't install or run

>>> under Windows 11. So anyone still running a Paradox applicationĀ  in

>>> their business should look to move to a newer platform before 2025. 4

>>> years is plenty of time to prepare.

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