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I have a working application that is deployed to all our Win 7 PC's across a national network. This application uses a 3rd party SDK from Brother printers.

We now have the situation where the new Win 8 PC's won't run the application as the SDK / assemblies from Brother are not Win 8 Compatible (and currently they have no plan to make them compatible).

Is there any way I can set up a service or an exe to run in Win 7 Mode, like you could do in Win 7 for XP programs?

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You mean Windows 7 mode like Windows XP mode in Windows 7 for Windows 8? You can install a virtual machine for this, right? – avirk Jan 9 '13 at 16:26
You could use VirtualBox, VMWare Workstation, or the Microsoft Virtual PC can't you? – mdpc Jan 9 '13 at 17:09
We could use a vm you are right, but some of these pc's will be run by 'less technically able users', and any OS hosted in a vm will need a windows 7 license, suddenly making these particular workstations very expensive. – Matt Jan 9 '13 at 17:20
Have you tried just setting it to be run in compatibility mode for Windows 7? It almost seems too easy for that to work, though... – TorpedoBench Mar 28 '14 at 19:47
What is the brother SDK name/link/download? – G Koe Mar 28 '14 at 20:17

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