Windows 8 is supported by different protection versions
If you have a problem with a protected application, please use the SF Helper utility. It will help you to diagnose the problem and solve it faster.
We are kindly asking end-users to read the following information carefully. It would help you to find the solution much faster.
- Below 4.5
Application will never work under Windows 8.
Users that have an application protected with the version below 4.5 should contact an application publisher/developer to get a patch, which will contain newer protection version that supports Windows 8.
StarForce offers FREE re-protection for all the developers and publishers of the programs that utilize version below 4.5 to release the appropriate patch. Please contact your sales manager for re-protection and further details.*
In case the system reports on StarForce driver incompatibility, you can uninstall the driver using SFREMOVE, but note that if the protected application requires a StarForce driver, this driver will be re-installed as soon as you launch the application again.
- 4.5 – 5.0
It will work under Windows 8 after driver update.
In case of having difficulties with application launching, you should update driver using SFUPDATE utility or get a patch from an application publisher to make a version of protection system higher.
- 5.5 - 5.6
Probably it will be need to do driver update.
According to Windows 8 has been having a lot of updates then, applications protected with 5.5/5.6 builds may not fully support this OS. In case of failure please update the protection driver with protect.exe utility or use a protected program developer's patch to be able to run the protected program in Windows 8.
- 5.7 and above
There is no need for any additional actions.
This information is concerned to both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.
If the version of protection system supports Windows 8 and you have some issues with application launch, please, contact our support group.
* The offer is valid only for computer games sector, only for non-commercial use and intends for software patches.