Program Compatibility Assistant RRS feed

  • Question

  • The Program Compatibility Assistant has crippled a program that I want to use and I have no idea how to restore it to the way things were. I tried un-installing the program and trying again, but as soon as I exit it, the window pops up telling me that Windows has applied compatibility settings and I can't do anything about it.

    I'm using Windows 7 on my laptop.

    Any help taht you can give will be hugely appreciated!!!

    Monday, April 26, 2010 6:16 PM


  • This information is stored in the registry, look for the name of the EXE file in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers or the same path but under HKEY_CURRENT_USER.
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    • Proposed as answer by SenneVL Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Linda Yan Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:56 AM
    Monday, April 26, 2010 7:38 PM