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Crystal Report 8.5 running on Windows 8.1

Hi Everyone,

I really need some help. I have a VB 6 application with reports designed using Crystal Reports 8.5. The VB 6 application is running fine except the reports are crashing. Can crystal reports be loaded on Windows 8.1 ? If not, what dll's I need to import?

Thanks to advise.



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    Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 06:55 PM


    We have at least two important internal applications here whose reports were designed with "Seagate Crystal Reports 8"! (version

    Our director is running these applications under Win 8.1, and the commercial manager is running them under 8, and they didn't report any problem with printing functions.

    The installation was done using the applications old installation packages, so I can't specify the files needed, I only can say that CR 8 still works!

    We know about the recommendations about trying to upgrade the applications, the reports etc, but for a small company, with small budgets, small IT team, we only invest on old internal applications when they stop working! LOL

    Gook luck!


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      I have a registered version of Crystal 8.5 Developer addition but I will really appreciate somebody pointing me in the right direction where I can download a working copy of 32-bit and 64-bit distributable Crystal 8.5 components.

      Thanks in advance

      Ericus Steyn

  • Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 06:24 AM

    Hi Ashley,

    CR 8.5 is certainly Not supported on Windows 8.1.


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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 06:48 AM


    One of the post in the content in below link says Crystal Reports 8.5 is run on Windows 8.

    Not sure about Windows 8.1. Probably worth checking this:



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