PerfectDisk will support Windows 8 in v12.5

Microsoft will make Windows 8 generally available on October 26th, 2012. We will deliver a service pack prior to that date for PerfectDisk 12.5 client components that will support Windows 8.

We are currently running Windows 8 in our labs here with the latest, unreleased PerfectDisk. Many PerfectDisk users are running PerfectDisk 12.5 today on Windows 8 without any problems, and this is generally expected behavior. However, we are not yet, in the current build, guaranteeing compatibility and therefore our stance today is that Windows 8 is not officially supported. For a point of reference, there are a few behind-the-scene tasks that occur on both Raxco’s and Microsoft’s side that are being done to bring us to full compatibility.

We look forward to delivering PerfectDisk 12.5 Service Pack 5, with full Windows 8 support, in the coming weeks.

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  1. Any idea how long before the PD Windows 8 service pack is released? I’m running the Win 8 Evaluation version and my PD 12.5 will not run on it.

    1. Hi Dave,

      I do not have an official date yet, other than to say it is prior to Microsoft’s general launch. We do have many people running PD 12.5 on Windows 8 without incident; but our support is not yet official.


  2. Hello Joe,

    Is there a way I could test Service Pack 5 on my Windows 8 rig (without any support)? I am already testing different builds of Windows 8 on as many as 4 machines.


    1. Use the previous build 310 – instead of build 311 (current download). Build 310 works ok.

      Build 311 prompts “two revision level are incompatible”. To check the build number – if you have old msi of PD lying around – use Orca and check the properties table.