Installing BitTorrent Surf on Windows 8

Thanks to everyone who’s tried BitTorrent Surf Alpha for all the early input and great feedback. We’re already hard at work addressing some of your questions. First up: Windows 8. Windows 8 restricts NPA APIs from being installed. However, BitTorrent Surf will work with Windows 8. Here’s what you need to do:

1) Switch to desktop mode
2) Right click on the Chrome Shortcut to display its context menu
3) Click on “properties” at the bottom of the context menu
4) Select the Compatibility tab
5) check the box for “run this program in compatibility mode for”
6) Select Windows 7

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

Written by: BitTorrent

BitTorrent is a company of over 100 people, based in downtown San Francisco. We’re passionate about building a better, smarter Internet through distributed computing.

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  • Santiago26

    I’ve tried to do this both on my Chromium-based browser and original Chrome too and there is no effect: it just stopped working at all.
    Infinite downloading and tab crash

    • kara3murphy

      Hi Santiago,

      Chromium OS is not supported, just yet. The product is still in Alpha…

  • Alfonso Casado

    Chrome usually crashes with this method

  • tester

    Crashes when switched to compatibility mode with Win 7 on Win 8.

  • kimberly

    Works great! Thanks!

  • Sarah

    This worked! Thanks so much!

  • Gopal

    Windows 8 crashes as i start running torrent after this