Sep 22 2007

Running Vista’s Compatibility Mode

Most programs written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not at all. If an older program doesn’t run correctly, use the Program Compatibility Wizard to simulate the behavior of earlier versions of Windows.

What is program compatibility?

Program compatibility is a mode in Windows that lets you run programs written for earlier versions of Windows. Most programs written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not run at all. If an older program doesn’t run correctly, start the Program Compatibility Wizard to simulate earlier versions of Windows.

Warning:
Do not use the Program Compatibility Wizard on older antivirus programs, disk utilities, or other system programs, because it might cause data loss or create a security risk.

If you cannot install a program, insert the installation disc for the program and, using the wizard, browse to the program’s setup file, usually called Setup.exe, Install.exe, or something similar. NOTE: The wizard is not designed to work on programs that have an .msi file name extension.

Here’s how to start the Program Compatibility Wizard.

1. Click the Start Orb.

2. Click Control Panel.

3. Click Programs.

4. Under Programs and Features click Use an older program with this version of Windows.

5. Now the Program Compatibility Wizard will open.

6. Click Next.

7. Now you can locate the program you want to use in Compatibility mode.

I want to choose from a list programs .  If you choose this option Windows will scan your computer for programs to run.

I want to use the program in the CD-ROM drive. This is the most likely option you will choose, because most software is still sold on CD’s

I want to locate the program manually. Use this option if you have the programs stored on your hard drive.

 8.   After choosing one of the above click next.

 9.   Select the Compatibility mode you want to use. I would try XP  first them click next.  

 10.  Choose the setting recommend by the program your trying to run then click next. 

 11.  If the Program needs to be run as an Admin place a check in the box and click next. 

 12. Click next on the next screen and see if the Program works. If not run the Wizard again and choose different settings.

If the Program is allready installed but not working, You cam change compatibility settings manually, right-click the icon for the program, click Properties, and then click the Compatibility tab.

To see Screen shots for the process, Click the Read the rest of this entry link.

1. Click the Start Orb.                               

2. Click Control Panel.   

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3. Click Programs.

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4. Under Programs and Features click Use an older program with this version of Windows.

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5. Now the Program Compatibility Wizard will open.

6. Click Next.

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7. Now you can locate the program you want to use in Compatibility mode.

8. After choosing one of the above click next.

9.  Select the Compatibility mode you want to use. I would try XP  first them click next.                                 

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10. Choose the setting recommend by the program your trying to run then click next.    

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11.  If the Program needs to be run as an Admin place a check in the box and click next. 

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12. Click next on the next screen and see if the Program works. If not run the Wizard again and choose different settings.

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    1. Arvutikaitse » Blog Archive » Turvatarkvara vanematele opisüsteemidele wrote:

      […] Vanemate programmide Vistasse sobitamine käib samade põhimõtete järgi nagu Windows XP puhulgi.  Kes aga soovib kasutada nõustamisabimeest  (Program Compatibility Wizard), siis hea juhendi koos piltidega leiab siit. […]

      August 10th, 2009 at 3:45 am
    1. Ednaec said:

      well done, man

      March 26th, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    2. Jay @ work at home said:

      So far things looks pretty good. I hate Vista, but programs are running smooth. Thanks for the wizard tutorials.

      August 15th, 2009 at 10:58 am

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