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Yes.  Thousands of SL residents are using Win 8 by now.  If you have just upgraded your machine by replacing your old OS with Win 8, though, don't forget that you also need to update your graphics card drivers so that they are Win 8 compatible too.  Follow Karen's expert advice wherever it appears, like here >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Technical/when-is-second-life-going-fix-so-it-will-work-on-windows-8/qaq-p/2029455

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Yes.  Thousands of SL residents are using Win 8 by now.  If you have just upgraded your machine by replacing your old OS with Win 8, though, don't forget that you also need to update your graphics card drivers so that they are Win 8 compatible too.  Follow Karen's expert advice wherever it appears, like here >>> http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Technical/when-is-second-life-going-fix-so-it-will-work-on-windows-8/qaq-p/2029455

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Nope. it does not work at all. No. Does not work. Please do not Google Second Life Windows 8.

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Dear Chromora,

SL works wonderfully under Windows 8 - Please disregard any nonsense to the contrary.

All Windows 8 Users

1) Manually apply ALL the Required and Important patches for Windows 8 from Microsoft. A new Win 8 PC needs 4-5 iterations of this to get them all. The easiest way to do this is to:

a) Enter Desktop Mode b) Launch Internet Explorer c) Right-click on the options area of the Browser and turn on Menu & Status Bar [and any other of the old standards you like] d) Tools / Windows Update. e) Select the CUSTOM button so you can monitor and select the downloaded options to install e) Repeat until all are DL'd and installed

Note: Don't install the Bing Desktop. Also, don;t install any Windows Live components unless you have an email account with Microsoft.

2) Identify the Video / Graphics system in your PC and get the Windows 8 drivers direct from the Video System manufacturer.

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/graphics

3) If you just performed the items 1) & 2) above, please reinstall SL again using the official version from Linden Lab. [be sure to do a clean install

http://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/How-to-uninstall-and-reinstall-Second-Life...

Here is the Windows 8 Manual System File cleanup procedure since it's not in the procedure above.

Windows 8
1.Using File Explorer -> Libraries / Computer / ( C: ) / Users /
2.Press the Continue button to get permission to obtain permanent permission edit this directory.
3.From the View drop-down menu option select Options & Change Folder & Search Options
4.Select the View Tab
5.Under the Hidden Files and Folders options click on the - O Show hidden files, folders & Drives radio button
6.Push the Apply Button then the OK button.
7.Open C:\Users\\AppData\Local and delete the contents of your Temp folder and the SecondLife folder.
8.Uninstall Second Life using the Programs and Features tool in the Windows Control Panel.
9.Download and install the latest release of the Second Life Viewer from http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/.

You should be up and running in no time.

P.S. I recommend these steps on all Windows 8 PC's and Laptops, specifically designed for Windows 8 with high-end Graphics Sub-Systems or Graphics Cards.

P.S.S. - On Upgraded PC's & Laptops - If your computer was not designed specifically for Windows 7 or Windows 8 these steps may still help. There are many "Designed for Vista" PC's that don't upgrade well to Windows 8. If your PC was designed for Windows XP, Windows 8 is usually NOT a viable option, practically speaking.

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I generally don’t respond to an OPs question with sarcasm. I make no assumptions as to their ability to understand a language when they are posting in English. Many "English as a Second Language" individuals would not understand your sarcastic comment. You'll have no doubt noticed by now, that most of our replies are presented in a more positive supportive style.

P.S. We save the subtle sarcasm for the really awful questions, usually from gentlemen wanting to know how to use their anatomically correct appendages. :D

Always Yours,

KML

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I am new to Windows 8, so even though the post will be helpful, I may need instructions on some of the instructions, lol. I tried runing SL download and firestorm, but neither worked very well. Thanks for KarenMichelle for the help.

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