Windows 8 Certified Software

This information was last updated on 12-17-2013.

Since the release of Windows 8 on October 26, 2012, software vendors have been working to certify a version of their software that will function correctly on the new Microsoft operating system. The table below shows Windows 8 certification information for a number of software packages in use at MSU.

If you have a Windows 8 computer and you use software that is not Windows 8 certified, you do so at your own risk.

The following table identifies software commonly used at MSU and the Windows 8 certification level of each:

Software Windows 8 Certified? Version Required for Windows 8 Comments
AutoDesk No   Vendor states that some features of version 2013 will work and some will not work under Windows 8. Vendor has not specified a date or version number for full Windows 8 support.
Banner Yes   Windows 8 certified with IE 10.
ENVI Yes 4.5 Request software media on ITS website.
ERDAS Yes 2013 Vendor has not given a date when version 2013 will be available to MSU.
ESRI Yes 10.1 SP1 Request software media on ITS website.
GroupWise Yes 2012 Software download available on ITS website.
JMP Yes 11 Software download available on ITS website.
Maple Yes 16.0.2 Request software media on ITS website.
Mathematica Yes 9 Software download available on ITS website.
MATLAB Yes 2012B Request software media on ITS website.
myCourses Yes Blackboard Learn myCourses upgraded to BlackBoard Learn 9 in May 2013.
Novell Client Yes Novell Client 2 SP3 (IR4) Request software via the ITS Help Desk.
PGP No   Vendor has not specified a date or version number for full Windows 8 support.
Respondus Yes 4.0.5.04 Software download available on ITS website.
Respondus LockDown Browser Yes 1.0.5.07 Software download available on ITS website.
Sophos Yes 10.2 Download of home-use version available on ITS website.
SAS Yes 9.3 Request software media on ITS website.
SPSS Yes 21 Request software media on ITS website.
Turning Technologies Yes Version 5.2.1 Software download available on ITS website.
X-WIN32 Yes 2012 build 97 Software download available on ITS website.
WinMagic Yes 6.2 Software available for purchase via the ITS Help Desk.
WipeDrive Pro Yes Version 5 Request software media on ITS website.

i There are four ITS supported open computer labs on campus for use by MSU students, faculty and staff:

  1. Academic Computer Lab located in Building 28, also known as the Old Band Hall
  2. Griffis Hall 407
  3. Library Computer Commons
  4. The Learning Center located in Allen Hall rooms 262 and 264

Requirements

The minimum hardware specifications ITS recommends for Windows 8 are as follows:

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster Intel /AMD
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Video Card: DirectX 10 capable with 256 MB video memory
  • Hard Disk: 250 GB
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
  • Operating System: Windows 8 Pro

Support

The support offered by ITS will be for Windows 8 Pro. If ITS provides desktop support for your office, please consult with your ITS Desktop Specialist before purchasing.