Run Older Programs in Windows 7

You have got Windows 7 upgrade on your computer but not sure whether some old programs which were compatible with last version of your operating system would be compatible with new one or not. Few may be compatible with your brand new Windows 7 or few may be not.

You have got Windows 7 upgrade on your computer but not sure whether some old programs which were compatible with last version of your operating system would be compatible with new one or not. Few may be compatible with your brand new Windows 7 or few may be not. What to do with the programs which are not compatible with Windows 7. Here are few tips that would help you in making older programs run in your new version of Microsoft Windows.

You can do this by running program compatibility troubleshooter. But do not try to do the same for older antivirus programs, disk utilities, or other system programs because it may lead your PC to data loss or being prone to security threat.

Tips to run program compatibility trouble shooter –

Click the Start button Picture of the Start button and then ‘Control Panel’. Now open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter. You can find this via search box. Type program compatibility troubleshooter in search box; this will take you to the right place.

Now go to programs, and click on run programs which were compatible with previous version of Windows.

* Now follow the instructions given by trouble shooter. This would let you install a program, insert the installation disc for the program and now use the troubleshooter. Next step is browsing to the program’s setup file, .exe, or something similar. The troubleshooter is not designed to work on programs that have an .msi file name extension.

* Program Compatibility troubleshooter can also be opened by right-clicking a program’s icon or shortcut and then clicking Troubleshoot compatibility.

* To change compatibility settings manually for a program, right-click the program icon, click Properties, and then click the Compatibility tab. Microsoft has given further details on it.

You can also make the older programs compatible to your operating system with Compatibility mode of Windows 7. This runs the older program using settings from a previous version of Windows. However Windows 7 is designed incorporating the best of technologies, yet you are facing problem with your Windows 7, you can contact an online tech support service provider.

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