GeoStudio on Windows 8

by Nate Hekman on February 20, 2013

With the latest version of Windows released by Microsoft in the fall, we are getting more and more questions asking if GeoStudio will run on new computers running Windows 8.

I’m happy to say the answer is definitely YES!

We always aim to support the newest Windows version with the newest GeoStudio version.  GeoStudio 2012 is fully supported on Windows 8, and in fact it received the Windows 8 Compatible logo shortly after Windows 8 became publicly available.

Please note, however, that older versions of our software, such as GeoStudio 2007 and earlier, are only officially supported on the versions of Windows that existed when we were actively working on that product.  For example, GeoStudio 2007 is only supported up to Windows 7.

That’s not to say older GeoStudio versions won’t work on Windows 8–in fact I just fixed a bug this week that was preventing version 7 from starting up on Windows 8–but as we are not actively working on them, we can’t promise we’ll fix any Windows 8-specific bugs that show up.  If you use Windows 8, we recommend you upgrade to the latest release.


That said, here is my view of GeoStudio on Windows 8:

  • GeoStudio 2012: fully supported
  • GeoStudio 2007: the latest release should work (version 7.21), but no guarantees
  • GeoStudio 2004 and earlier: I haven’t tested them

If you’ve tried one of the older versions on Windows 8, please leave a comment and let us know your experience!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }


Moji 06.15.13 at 9:02 am

thanx for information in your site.
geostudio 2004 working on windows 8 too.
i am working with version 6.22 on windows 8.


Nate 06.17.13 at 10:29 am

Great to hear, Moji! Thanks for letting us know that GeoStudio 2004 runs on Windows 8.


asfawosen desalegn 05.13.17 at 8:00 am

my laptop is window 8
Then how can I use Geostudio2007?


Nate Hekman 05.15.17 at 8:42 am

I would expect GeoStudio 2007 to run fine on Windows 8. It isn’t officially supported on that OS, since by the time we Windows 8 shipped we had released GeoStudio 2012, but it would likely still run fine. Of course my recommendation would be to upgrade to the latest version of GeoStudio (GeoStudio 2016), which is officially supported on Windows 8 as well as up to Windows 10. And it has some great new functionality for you, if I do say so myself. 🙂

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