Running Older Programs

Most programs work well with Windows Vista. Some older ones, however, are designed exclusively for earlier versions of Windows and won’t work properly in Windows Vista. In most cases, Windows will try to run a program that doesn’t work, using settings that should allow the program to run while at the same time protecting your system. However, in a few cases, you might need to change settings to get the program to work correctly.

Set the Compatibility

  1. Locate the program you want to run, either on the Start menu or in a folder window.

  2. Right-click the program, and choose Properties from the shortcut menu to display the program’s ...

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