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Sent:	Saturday, March 2, 2013 06:22:51
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Could you please tell me if I can install autostar on windows 8 ?

Thank you

Mike here: I don't use Windows so I'll let our AutoStar Expert expert Dick Seymour respond.


From:	richard seymour (
i can't think of a reason it shouldn't work
(except, of course, the LPI camera driver... that stopped working with
I don't have a W8 system for ground-truth testing. (i didn't spend the
$15, W7 is good enuf for my non-touchscreen).
My usual advice is "please try it and report"

have fun
Mike here: Dick, any reason that StarPatch wouldn't work with Windows 8?


StarPatch should be equally happy (and/or happier).  ASCOM is happy.

There's really very little difference in Win8 from Win7 from the
program's point of view.
The primary differences are increased protection (any "well behaved"
program won't have issues) and the touch-screen nature of the primary
screen interface.

have fun

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