Corel Software Compatibility and Support on Windows 10
Windows 10 is an outstanding operating system that has given Corel exciting new possibilities for developing our products and powerful new hardware options to boost our users’ creativity and productivity.
Windows 10 also marks a dramatic change to how Microsoft introduces and rolls out new versions of its operating system (OS). Called “Windows as a service,” Microsoft is offering a new way to build, deploy, and service Windows. As a benefit, users no longer have to wait years to get big updates from Windows. Instead, Microsoft has announced it will release Semi-annual Channel releases for Windows 10, giving customers new features and updates much more rapidly than ever before. (For more information about these developments, please visit the Microsoft website.)
With these new Windows 10 updates coming approximately every six months, Corel is committed to offering you the best possible experience with our software on this powerful and always-evolving OS.
Support for Your Corel Product on Windows
Generally speaking, most software applications built for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 are expected to be compatible with future versions of Windows 10. However, for an optimal experience and to receive technical support for your Corel product, please note that the software must be running on one of the specific versions of Windows it has been developed for.
When installed on Windows 10, Corel software products are officially compatible and supported on the version of Windows 10 available at the time of its release, as well as the previous version of Windows 10 available prior to its introduction. Corel also commits to ensuring compatibility with any new Windows 10 versions released during the product’s lifecycle.
For example, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018, released in April 2018, is compatible and supported on Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update), as well as the previous version 1703 (Creators Update), and will also be compatible and supported on upcoming versions 1803 (Spring Creators Update) and 1809.
Of course, if your Corel software is also developed with support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 (with the latest service packs), it will offer you a great experience and continue to be supported on these earlier versions of Windows as well.
If you would like more information about Windows 10 versions and release dates, here is a helpful list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_10_version_history. In addition, Corel Customer Support is happy to help if you have questions regarding your Corel software and Windows compatibility.