Microsoft has ended support for Windows 8 on the 12th of January 2016. GRAPHISOFT recommends to update all Windows 8 systems running GRAPHISOFT products either to Windows 8.1 or to Windows 10.
Please note that ARCHICAD 16 is the last release of ARCHICAD to support Windows XP and any 32-bit operating system. Newer release of ARCHICAD will be 64-bit only, and will support only 64-bit Operating Systems, including Windows 7 and Windows 8 and Windows 10.
From ARCHICAD 23, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems are not supported.
Installation of ARCHICAD 25 or newer is not possible.
Read more: Discontinued32BitSupport
GRAPHISOFT products are supported on Pro and Enterprise editions and are compatible with Home and Educational editions.
|ARCHICAD 15||ARCHICAD 16||ARCHICAD 17, 18 and 19|
|Windows 8 32-bit||*||*||*||
|Windows 8 64-bit||*||-||-||
* This version of Windows is capable of running ARCHICAD, but is not officially supported by GRAPHISOFT
ARCHICAD 15 and older version may be run on Windows 8, though these were designed to work with older versions of the operating system. As a result of this there is no official support for operating system specific problems.
The following products are compatible with Windows 8:
BIM Server and BIMcloud:
BIMx Desktop Viewer:
Please note that ANY NEWER versions of the above mentioned products (BIMcloud, BIM Server, BIMx Desktop Viewer) cannot be used in Windows 8!
Windows 8 has a built in PDF reader called Reader that runs on the so called Windows 8 user interface. ARCHICAD cannot trigger that reader and even if you install a third party PDF reader like Adobe Reader the default will remain the built in Reader.
The traditional Start Menu items are missing.
With Windows 8 the Start Menu has been discontinued. Applications can be run using the new Windows 8 user interface. This interface only lists executable applications, as a result some previous Start Menu items are not listed.
All of the files can be directly accessed through a file manager.
The Read Me cannot be opened from the Installation Front End.
Browse in the file system for the Read Me file: