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[Solved by myself] Are Windows 10 compiled programs compatible with Windows 7?

  • EDIT01:
    I installed Windows 10 and finally found some time to run some tests.
    As far as I have tested it:
    Under Windows 10 compiled Programs are working fine under Windows 7 SP 1.
    Windows 7 without SP1 and Windows XP are untested.

    I have also not tested Tools which rely heavily on specific *GL GPU Driver Versions.
    Hello Forum.

    I am still running Windows 7 x64. But Windows 10 is just around the Corner.
    So I have a few Questions for those of you, who maybe already have tested it:

    1.) If you compile your Software with Qt (MinGW Variant in that case) under Windows 10, do they work also on older Windows Versions? Like

    • Windows 8/8.1
    • Windows 7
    • Windows XP

    If not: What is necessary to make them compatible?

    2.) Are their any (big) Pro's / Contra's when building / compiling Software under Windows 10?

    I must admit, that for the first time in years, I am not fully up2date with the changes in Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. As soon as I saw the Design of / found the first Infos about it, I completely ignored every Windows News, that had nothing todo with Win7.

    Thanks and have a great weekend :)

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