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    1. Can you find comparable programs that would run with an earlier version of Windows?
    Friday, September 18, 2015 12:51 AM

Answers

  • 1. Visit Microsoft software compatibility center. If you have any problems with current center, ask here

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Feedback

    2. Ask support of program vendors/forums.

    3. Which programs are making you problem at present time?

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00 AM
  • Hi,

    Could you please describe your issue more detailed? Do you mean you have a program which is not compatible with your current system version? If it does, I suggest you can follow the suggestions below to troubleshoot.

    Firstly, you can check the program compatibility by yourself in the link below.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home

    Then, right click the program > “Properties” > “Compatibility” tab. In “Compatible Mode” column, you can select the mode which you run normally before. Then click “Run this program as administrator” in “Settings” column.

    If it doesn’t work, you have to contact the program developer for help or wait for the latest download version to download.   

    Wish you will troubleshoot the issue smoothly.

    Best Regards

    Simon  


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    Friday, September 18, 2015 7:52 AM
  • To enable us to help you better, you need to provide as many details as you can about the problem you are experiencing.

    If you design your question effectively, you can get good information from people who are knowledgeable about the topic and who are happy to help you.

    Prepare your question. Think it through. Hasty-sounding questions get hasty answers, or none at all.

    What troubleshooting have you done so far?

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    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Friday, September 18, 2015 10:38 AM

All replies

  • 1. Visit Microsoft software compatibility center. If you have any problems with current center, ask here

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Feedback

    2. Ask support of program vendors/forums.

    3. Which programs are making you problem at present time?

    Regards

    Milos

    Friday, September 18, 2015 7:00 AM
  • Hi,

    Could you please describe your issue more detailed? Do you mean you have a program which is not compatible with your current system version? If it does, I suggest you can follow the suggestions below to troubleshoot.

    Firstly, you can check the program compatibility by yourself in the link below.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home

    Then, right click the program > “Properties” > “Compatibility” tab. In “Compatible Mode” column, you can select the mode which you run normally before. Then click “Run this program as administrator” in “Settings” column.

    If it doesn’t work, you have to contact the program developer for help or wait for the latest download version to download.   

    Wish you will troubleshoot the issue smoothly.

    Best Regards

    Simon  


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, September 18, 2015 7:52 AM
  • To enable us to help you better, you need to provide as many details as you can about the problem you are experiencing.

    If you design your question effectively, you can get good information from people who are knowledgeable about the topic and who are happy to help you.

    Prepare your question. Think it through. Hasty-sounding questions get hasty answers, or none at all.

    What troubleshooting have you done so far?

    Asking an effective question will get you help faster read how here




    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Friday, September 18, 2015 10:38 AM
  • As Milos Puchta and Simon says, you can run programs working in earlier versions of Windows through compatibility mode. However, there are some restrictions with the architecture. You can run 16-bit programs made for Windows 95/98 in Windows 7 32-bit with compatibility mode, but you can't run 16-bit programs in Windows 7 64-bit even under compatibility mode. 32-bit programs are only supported in 64-bit Windows, even under compatibility mode.

    If the post fails to answer your query, kindly elaborate your query for a more precise answer.


    Balaji Kundalam

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:26 AM