PC Applications forum

General discussion

Software to use with Windows 8

by Mark_Wallace / December 26, 2012 5:56 PM PST

I am working with my first Windows 8 machine. could you please recommend any good programs that I should use on this for the following.. I am trying to streamline the programs I install on the machine:-

a. Zipping and Unzipping files - I know there is in built support for zip, but what about all the other formats. In the past I have used 7-Zip or Win Zip

b. Audio tools / DVD tools - I want to covert to / from mp3 to wav, edit sound recordings, edit DVD's, produce DVD's from video content. On my past machine I used the following:-
AMC Amber audio Converter
Audacity
Exact Audio COpy
Internet Video Down loader - for downloading from You tube etc.
SWF FLV to MP£ Converter
TMPG Enc 4.0 Xpress
Moyea FLV to Video Converter
OJO Soft Total Video Converter
Youtube Downloader HD

c. Pdf Tools
Again, my last machine had

FoxIt PDF Editor, Reader
Tracker Software PDF Tools
Nitro PDF Professional
Nitro Pro 7
Nauce PDf Converter Professionsal

d. Backup and Recovery Software
In the past I have used Paragon - but I am told this is not yet compatible with Windows 8

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Software to use with Windows 8
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Software to use with Windows 8
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: software for Windows 8
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 26, 2012 6:01 PM PST

Why not use the same software as you used for Windows 7? On your old machine download the Windows 8 upgrade assistent from windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-assistant. When you run it it will tell you all you need to know about compatibility and new versions. That should cover 90% at least.

Then, if necessary, come back here for the remaining 10%.

Kees

Collapse -
thank you
by Manuel_Ebert / December 26, 2012 6:22 PM PST

Thanks for the information.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the school year

Smart tech for smart students

Forget the pencils and notebooks. Gear up your students with these portable and powerful note-taking machines.