Monday, August 29, 2011

Windows 7 backwards compatibility mode

Some times when dealing with a new operating system like windows 7, Some programs stop functioning or wont run like starcraft. And then you may feel the need to look up local computer repair help. This however is not always necessary! Windows 7 as well as older operating systems allows you to run old programs in backwards compatibility mode. Which in a nut shell means this. If you have a program or a game like starcraft you would like to play that's designed to run on much older operating systems then you can right click on the game icon and select run in compatibility mode. Or you may have to right click on the icon and select properties first then look for a tab which mentions compatibility. And then that's it!

Now as a note of interest, it seems windows 7 does not like to run starcraft even in backwards compatibility mode! If you find that this is the case then I recommend shutting off ALL programs you have running and then trying it.

13 comments:

  1. Hmm, didn't know Windows 7 was backwards compatible. Thanks for the info!

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  2. hahah this reminds me of a video of a Dos virtual maching, in xp, which was a virtual machine in win7. INCEPTION!!!

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  3. My dad hates the new things (his PC still having 3.11 and XP) but my mom bought him a notebook for use it in the bed or the work. My dad can't run a lot of programs and he was totally pissed off because he only can use 7 in that notebook. Now I'm gonna teach him how solve the problem, thanks!

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  4. they just need to stop pumping out more windows so quickly and we will be fine.

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  5. Learn something valuable from each of your posts. Thanks.

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  6. i like windows xp =)

    nice post and nice blog

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  7. Yep windows XP and Windows 7 never seems to fail me. I had vista and I encountered a lot of shit storm.

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  8. Never thought about doing it that way.

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  9. I have had alot of programs refuse to work in backwards compatibility. But its usually because I have a 64 bit version.

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  10. good, but keep in mind, computers use base 2, so with memory, a kilobyte is usually 1024 bytes... the only time you will see a 1000 byte kilobyte is when buying a hard drive.... and thats because they want the hard drive to look bigger than it rly is.....

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