34. How Do I Get An Older Program To Run On
The latest software, in the majority of
cases, runs well on Windows XP. But, in some
instances, there are just a few programs from back
in the Win 95/98 days that you have gotten so used
to that you just can't do without them. All is not
lost. By using Windows XP's compatibility mode it is usually possible to get
an older program to work within XP.
- If the program you want to execute in XP has a
short cut on your desk top then Right Click
the short cut. If it doesn't have a short cut you
may have to search Windows Explorer for the
executable file. Once you have located the
executable file then, as above, Right Click
- From the drop down menu click Properties.
- In the Properties window click the Compatibility
- On the Compatibility tab
place a check mark in the Run this program
in compatibility mode option.
- From the drop down list select the operating
system that you know it will run well under. This
can be Windows 95,98,Me,NT,2000.
- If necessary you can make changes to the
display settings by checking the relevant box in the
display settings section of the compatibility mode
- After you are satisfied with the alterations
you have made click the Apply
button followed by OK to Exit.
- Now Run the application to
see that it works OK. If it still doesn't work then
try a different operating system/setting.