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Run same exe in Windows 8 Mobile & Desktop

Hallo EE,

If I purchase windows 8 tablet / mobile phone, can I use same exe and applications in my windows 8 desktop and windows 8 tablet / mobile? Same version of Office, Autocad and other application will run & compatible to my windows 8 desktop & tablet/mobile? Or the versions will differ?

Regards,
Soumen
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aadi369Commented:
versions will be different. :)
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garycaseCommented:
If you buy a new Surface Pro tablet  (not available yet)  you can run the same versions.

Otherwise, the versions will be different -- if, in fact, they're even available (many applications don't have tablet equivalents)
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
WinRT tablets will not run x86 applications, windows phones do not run x86 applications.

Unless there is a version of office/autocad written for the windows runtime AND it is compiled to use the applicable cpu you're out of luck.

Intel and ARM are miles apart in their internal structure.  Windows 8 phones are not yet available, nor is the Microsoft Surface ARM tablet.
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garycaseCommented:
The Surface Pro is not an RT tablet -- it's an Intel-based tablet that runs Windows 8 Pro and will run standard Windows apps.     The Surface RT is, of course, a different story.    Neither is available yet ... the ARM-based Surface running Windows 8 RT should be available after 26 October;  the Pro shortly thereafter.
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Soumen-RoyAuthor Commented:
Hallo all,

I am still confused, will there be any Win 8 version where I can run same application on my tablet/mobile and desktop? Whether it is RT / Full Win 8 I don bother. Can I use single tablet/phone OS & desktop for all my applications, e.g. office, autocad etc.?

I am sorry, I am a little dumb one ;-), and confused by your miscellenious comments. Should I choose win rt? or win 8 full version for that?

Regards,
Soumen
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garycaseCommented:
The only tablet(s) that will run standard Windows applications will be those that are Intel-based and run Windows 8 Pro -- NOT those that are ARM-based and run Windows 8 RT.

There are NO phones that will do that.

At this point the only Intel-based tablet running Windows 8 Pro is the Microsoft Surface Pro.    No pricing or firm availability date has been set yet -- but that should be much clearer after the 26 Oct release of Windows 8.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The simple answer to your question is NO.  Especially for Autocad.. this is a high resource application.. It can tax even a relatively modern intel cpu and gpu.  There may be a front end like an rdp client that can access the back-end application but this will require a complete re-write of the existing application (I wouldn't hold my breath)
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garycaseCommented:
I certainly agree that AutoCad isn't going to run on a tablet -- I forgot that was mentioned in the question.     For that matter, even if it could run on a tablet, you'd hardly want to use AutoCad on a tablet-size display !!

But other applications -- Office, accounting, e-mail, browsers, etc.  will run just fine on a tablet;  and the Surface Pro will run the same versions as your desktop.

So I'd agree that the answer with regard to ALL apps -- including very resource intensive apps like Autocad or very graphics intensive like Maya or 3D games -- the answer is NO.    But the answer with regard to can you run the same version on both your PC and your tablet for those applications that CAN run on a tablet is YES, as long as you have an Intel-based tablet like the Surface Pro.
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CSI-Windows_comCommented:
Win RT (runtime) is the light weight runtime  environment that provides the metro environment on all platforms.  An app designed for RT that has no platform dependencies should run fine on all devices (scale up from phone to desktop).

The full Windows OS stack is what is required to run the traditional rich desktop apps - as has been pointed out only specific devices have the full OS as well.
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Soumen-RoyAuthor Commented:
Thanx, its clear to me now

:-)
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