Using HYPERLINK to run external applications


I'm using HYPERLINK('path+file / url') to open all kinds of documents and webpages.
This works fine in Navision 2.6 on a Windows XP pc. HYPERLINKS opens the document in the program that is associated with the extension.
No problems there.

Nevertheless I guess this doesn't work for every Windows-version.
Does anybody have an idea if that's right?
Has anybody tested HYPERLINK on different OS's?