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Initial post: Feb 20, 2013, 4:56:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2013, 4:58:09 PM PST
M. Helle says:
I am using Windows 8 and since certain books are not even compatible with the new Start Menu App and Kindle for PC I decided to use the Kindle for PC program for just the Desktop, which works great 99% of the time.

There is one book that isn't compatible with Windows 8 Start Screen and also likes to crash on the Desktop version of Kindle for PC as well.

Any known fix? Frustrating to say the least. Again I repeat kindle for PC for desktop is working fine for all my books except for newer ones that have no Windows 8 compatibility. They flat out won't work in Windows 8 start screen and like to randomly crash during reading on the Desktop version of Kindle for PC.

Tried...

Compatibility Mode
Running as Admin
Deleting and Reinstalling
Clearing Kindle registry points

I am assuming I am SOL.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013, 5:06:31 PM PST
Artist says:
Have you tried reading them on the Cloud instead of through the Kindle app? I'm not sure if W8 uses a browser that is supported by the Cloud, but if you go to https://read.amazon.com it will tell you.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013, 5:37:48 PM PST
M. Helle says:
This particular book is not available on the cloud. Thanks for the suggestion, however no go.

Posted on Aug 4, 2013, 7:04:05 PM PDT
C. Cortez says:
I use a Windows 8 pc, but I use kindle for E Textbooks, which are not readable in the app. Therefore, I must use Kindle for PC which is only available for previous versions of windows. The Windows 7 version of Kindle for PC loses much functionality on the touch screen platform.
What gives? Is Kindle phasing out its E Textbook program for new windows computers? At these book prices (never mind the ridiculous price fixing on the publishers' end), can't we at least have a proper reader designed for Windows 8?
As it is, I am forced to let other students who ask about E Textbooks know not to use Kindle E Textbooks on a Windows 8 pc. That's potential customers in the toilet for Kindle and for Microsoft.

Posted on Aug 27, 2013, 1:47:06 PM PDT
R. Giles says:
I had to cancel an order for a book since it said it isn't readable on Windows 8. I ended up purchasing the same book for Nook app which is the first time I've ever bought a book on Nook. Turns out the nook reader for windows 8 is much nicer than the kindle app for Windows 8. I hope Amazon corrects this problem since I really don't like splitting my purchases between two different services.

Posted on Dec 17, 2013, 8:35:50 AM PST
I like the kindle for PC for different reasons than the kindle for windows 8. On my windows 8 machine I have some problems in downloading some books for the PC version. I resent having to use my older machines to use the PC version. I do not know what the problem is, but I await the fixes.
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