Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Run Older Program with Windows XP

Do you have a lot of old programs, like classic games that use to run on Windows 95 but no longer run under Windows XP? There is a solution to your problem, XP has a compatibility mode that allows you to run your older software.

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.
If necessary, you can also change the display settings (i.e.: colors, resolution, visual themes), and input settings. When you're done save the setting by press the OK button.

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.

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