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Confused Installing/running LW on Windows 8.1 desktop

I had LW PRO 4.16.7 installed on my previous Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit 2005 Dell desktop PC, and also installed the connection startup utility program offered on this forum to make LW connect successfully/quickly. I could only run versions 4.xx of LW to be able to also run the most updated versions of Java at the same time. Today, I'm having delivered a brand new HP Windows 8.1 (not the Pro or RT O.S. versions) 64-bit desktop tower, that I intend to set to boot up by-default in desktop mode as I don't have any kind of portable computers/devices, nor a touch screen. I do have a touchpad mouse that recognizes all the Windows 8 gesture commands, as well as a regular mouse. I also will keep the most up-to-date versions of Java installed ongoingly. What versions of LW PRO (I want a PRO version) will run on Windows 8.1 64-bit O.S., and is the added connection startup utility also needed with it/them? Thank you for your help.
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When you first install any version of LW you will probably need to use the ConnectFix installer.
LW 5 does run with Java 7 (the most recent version) but only if it is started using the LimeStart utility. The LW 5 & LPE versions we give links to on the forum have LimeStart packaged with them.

Unless you are a torrent user, if you preferred to use LW4 then perhaps 4.14.10 might suit your taste. Installers can be found here. 4.14.10 was my personal favourite version, though 4.16 was also very good.
For pro versions we cannot officially help you there for such copies.
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