on 2020-04-2805:00 AM - edited on 2021-11-1005:55 AM by Noemi Balogh
Microsoft has ended support for Windows 8.1 on the 9th of January 2018
Microsoft has ended support for Windows 8.1 on the 9th of January 2018. Graphisoft recommends to update all Windows 8.1 systems running Graphisoft products to Windows 10.
Compatible Archicad versions
Archicad 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and connected products (BIMcloud, BIMx, BIM Server, BIM Server Manager) are supported on Windows 8.1.
Compatible, but not supported versions
Archicad 22 may be run on Windows 8.1, but it is not tested by Graphisoft on this platform, so there is no official support for operating system specific problems.
Archicad 15 and older versions may be run on Windows 8.1, 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. Based on Graphisoft's experiences Archicad 15 works well on Windows 8.1.
Not supported versions
Operating System branch compatibility
Graphisoft products are supported on Pro and Enterprise editions and are compatible with Home and Educational editions.
Back up all of your data, including Archicad / BIM Server specific data before upgrading the operating system. When switching from 32-bit to 64-bit, you need to perform a clean install of Windows. This means that you have to re-install all your software applications and migrate all your data after installing the system.
Upload all Software keys to the License Pool
Return all borrowed licenses before upgrading the OS
Allow yourself enough time for the upgrade, do not upgrade the OS close to a deadline
Install Archicad. Your Archicad install DVD includes both 32-bit and 64-bit version of Archicad, and the correct version will automatically selected when you run the automated installer wizard.