Have you been searching for a way to run your favorite older applications on Microsoft Windows Vista? This Windows desktop management tip submitted by SearchWinComputing.com member "Tom Dani" shows you how.
Some of you may fear that by upgrading to Windows Vista, you won't be able to run your favorite software applications that you ran on your old operating system, like Windows XP.
Don't worry. Microsoft Windows Vista offers a feature called Compatibility Mode which tells the software application that Windows Vista is actually an older OS.
To test this for any applications that won't install on Microsoft Windows Vista, follow these steps:
- Browse to the application's .exe file. Right-click on Select Properties. Then click the
- Select the previous Windows operating system you were on (ie., Windows XP).
- Hit OK.
Now the application will work properly once installed.
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This was first published in April 2007