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Is it intended that Universal Apps don't work on Windows 8.1?

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Bryan R.    1,148

VBA10 is the new Windows 10 Universal App from VBA8. Virtual Boy Advance is a Gameboy emulator for those that aren't familiar. So can I seriously not use this on my Surface2?

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Noir Angel    4,277

The universal app framework is new. Windows 8.1 apps should work on Windows 10, but Windows 8 doesn't have the universal app framework. You'll have to upgrade it to Windows 10 to get universal apps.

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Bryan R.    1,148

Wow so that really sucks for my two Surface2s. Pretty ###### off about it to be honest.

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Noir Angel    4,277

They never pretended that they were going to backport UAP to Windows 8, nor was it ever announced as a Windows 8 feature. Unless you're using ARM surfaces, can't you just upgrade them to Windows 10 for nothing?

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greenwizard88    640

Yeah, the Surface 1 and Surface 2 are dead ends, software wise.

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Noir Angel    4,277

Ahh, I see you're talking about the ARM powered surfaces. Unfortunately, Microsoft seem to have canned Windows RT, which is unfortunate.

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