Windows 7: Change program compatibility
It can be quite challenging if you have to install any program just to check the compatibility with the Windows 7 OS. To avoid such complexities, you can use Program Compatibility Assistant on Windows 7 to avoid compatibility issues and run programs successfully. So what is Program Compatibility?
Program Compatibility is a mode which allow users to run programs which were designed for previous versions of Windows. This Program Compatibility Assistant helps detect compatibility problems and reinstall programs using settings recommended for those programs.Â Another way to run programs is to change the program compatibility and run software as earlier versions on Windows 7.
- Right-click on the program’s shortcut ‘.exe’ file.
- Click on ‘Properties’.
- Click on the ‘Compatibility’ tab.
- Select the check box next to ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for:’, and change the drop down to Windows XP.
- Click on ‘OK’.
If you try these steps accurately, you can change program compatibility on Windows 7-based computer with complete ease. Check out this following video which illustrates every step stated above to help you understand easily.