The Windows ecosystem is very large and it supports billion of softwares. Each software or program has its own compatiblity settings with different OS’es. In this article, we take only four major OS’es Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Some programs work only on XP, some work on XP and Vista, some work on Windows 7 only and so on.
Now we take example of a program which runs only on Windows Vista and 7. But we have Windows 8 installed on our system. Here’s the error that program gives:
Now if someone has Windows XP or Windows 8, how he/she would run this program? We are running it in Windows 8 but it is showing above error. What should we do? The answer is very simple. Follow the steps:
1. Right click on executable (exe) file of the program and click Properties
2. Navigate to Compatiblity tab and check the “Run this program in compatiblity mode for:” checkbox
3. From the combo box, select Windows Vista or Windows 7 (With or without service pack). Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the settings.
4. Now run the program and it should work.
Hope it would help many users facing compatiblity issues.
P.S: If your program is showing something other error which is unexpected or not usual, give a try to our above tip and it might help you.
In the above tutorial, we consider the program to work on Vista and 7. If your program shows error to work on other OS, set the compatiblity option to that OS.