To access this compatibility mode you need to access the programs properties, then you can configure these settings.
- Right-click the program icon, and select Properties.
- Click on the Compatibility tab.
- Check the 'Run this program in compatibility mode' checkbox.
- From the dropdown list, select the operating system (Windows 95, 98/ME, NT (SP5), 2000) that the program ran under best.
The next time you click on the program, it will be running in Windows compatibility mode.
Note: Don't expect your older programs to run without problems while running in this mode, its not perfect emulation by any means.