Compatibility mode for Windows 7 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I have a windows 7 64-bit installation on a computer. I recently downloaded a program that I wish to use. This program is built for 32-bit WinXP. The program installs on Win7 64-bit, but when I try to open the program, the window opens but lacks any of the icons or buttons. When I go to the exe properties and change compatibility to XP mode, it runs. The problem is, I am a Power User on this Win7 64bit machine. So every time I try to run the program as myself (a Power User), it asks me to enter the admin password. How do I get around this password stage and set the program to run in XP mode all the time for all uses?



    Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:14 PM


  • Use the taskscheduler to start the application with admin rights:

    I wrote a guide here:



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    • Proposed as answer by Niki Han Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:55 AM
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:17 PM