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  • Will my games run on a new Windows 8 PC?

We are pleased to announce that we have released Bejeweled Live in the Windows 8 Marketplace!  This game is made specifically for the touch-screen interface and can be purchased exclusively through the Windows store.  
Most downloadable PopCap games have been tested for Windows 8, and they should run on that Operating System without any issues. We cannot guarantee successful installation from CD-ROM versions released prior to Windows 8.  If you are having trouble with your downloaded game after updating to Windows 8, please try running the game in Compatibility Mode.
  1. Right-click the game icon and choose Properties.
  2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Click the button marked Run Compatibility Troubleshooter.

If this is unsuccessful, try manually selecting your Compatibility setting:

  1. Right-click the game icon and choose Properties.
  2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Check the box for "Run this program in Compatibility mode for:"
  4. Select Windows Vista or Windows 7 in the drop-down.
  5. Click OK and again run the game.

If these suggestions do not resolve your issue, it may be necessary to uninstall the game and download the most current version available from the site from which you purchased the game, as you may still be running a pre-Vista version of the software.

We have not fully tested our games for Surface compatibility, only for standard PC play with a mouse and physical keyboard.  However, it is possible to install the games on a Surface device.  The primary difficulty you may encounter is in the creation of a user name, as the user name prompt will not bring up your virtual keyboard automatically.  You may be able resolve this for some games by tapping the icon to set the game to windowed mode, which will then allow you to manually activate the virtual keyboard via the keyboard icon at your lower-right corner.  However, not all games will display an icon to change the window size. In that event, the only way to enter a user name may be to attach a physical keyboard via the USB port.

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