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Windows 8 and the "Surface" tablet


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We recently purchased a MS Surface tablet w/Windows 8 RT. Can we run cCleaner on this machine? The tech/salesperson made it clear that NO programs/apps not in the Microsoft Store could be loaded. Does anyone have an opinion on this? We'd like to run cCleaner on this machine, if possible. Lots of "crap" is already collecting and we're deleting this stuff as we find it. We're running cCleaner on a Windows 8 Asus Ultrabook, so we can see when we do a "clean" where the "crap" is (not quite in the same places as XP!). It's painful to have to find each and every depository for "crap" on the "Surface" tablet.

 

The following questions will probably reveal my lack of technical expertise, but I have to ask anyway:

 

1. Can cCleaner be run from an external flash drive?

2. Could cCleaner be made into an app for the Microsoft Store?

 

Anyway, any help/suggestions anyone could supply would be appreciated. I've been using cCleaner since Windows 98 and find it quite useful for general cleaning. The registry cleaning is its own problem, but manageable. I'd sure like to be able to use it on the "Surface".

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No it will not work. Surface RT doesn't run full windows 8 and as such wont run traditional applications.

If your interested in using surface with traditional applications you would need a surface pro.

 

Piriform could make a windows rt app later but there haven't been any announcements yet.

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@fpm,

so you know for future software choices, you need to get programs that work on ARM architect which is the processor Win8 RT is.

CC only works on x86 processors.

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corona that post was neither helpful nor inoffensive, please (as you are usually a good member) take the time to change and reflect upon what I have said (lest I come back and meddle in your post m'self ;) )

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