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Application Software Limitations When Upgrading to Windows 8 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers

This document provides important information about application software when you upgrade your computer operating system from Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7 to Windows 8. For instructions on upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7, refer to the document Upgrading to Windows 8 from Windows 7 on ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Desktop Computers - General.

Applications that should be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8

The following applications either hinder the successful completion of the upgrade process or cause serious compatibility problems after upgrading to Windows 8. You might not be promoted to uninstall them in the early stage of the upgrade process, but they are still required to be uninstalled before upgrading. After upgrading to Windows 8, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 8 from the Lenovo(R) Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support or the Web site of the application vendor.

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8 (Lenovo applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows 8. You are recommended to uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 8. You can upgrade to Windows 8 without uninstalling these applications, but you might encounter problems when running them on Windows 8. After upgrading to Windows 8, find either a latest version of an application or an alternative application that supports Windows 8 from the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/support. You might not see all of these applications listed on your computer.

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows 8 (Third party applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows 8. If you do not uninstall them before upgrading to Windows 8, you might encounter problems when you run them. You can go to the Web site of the corresponding vendor to download a latest version that supports Windows 8 after Windows 8 upgrade is successfully completed.

Application name Third party vendor name
Adobe Flash Player Adobe
Business-in-a-Box Biztree
Catalyst Control Center AMD
Dolby Home Theater Dolby
Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel Intel
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Microsoft
Norton Antivirus Symantec
nVIDIA Manager software nVIDIA
Win DVD Corel
Sogou Browser Sogou
Sogou IME Sogou
Travel Management Ctrip
Trendmico Antivirus Trendmico
Youdao Dictionary Youdao
Baidu Toolbar Baidu
Zubu Reader Yuedu
Power2GO Cyberlink
Kingsoft Suit Kingsoft

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