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Running XP compatibility mode in Windows 8

    Question

  • I apologize in advance if I'm asking this question in the wrong forum.

    I'm trying to install a program on my windows 8 system which runs well/stably in XP.  I have been given conflicting answers regarding whether or not  this is possible to do in Windows 8 and if possible, then how to do it. 

    One of the answers that I was given was that this feature was not carried over from windows 7 to Windows 8.

    Can someone please set me straight regarding the Windows 8 Compatibility Mode issue.

    Thanks in advance 

    Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:37 PM

Answers

  • Please right click the program and select Troubleshoot Compatiblity.

    Or you can right click the program and select Properties. On Compatiblity tab, select Windows XP Mode manually as well as administrator privileges.


    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:29 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    Please ask this question on the following forum:

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8

    You may get a faster response there.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:07 PM
  • Hi dabluenog,

    Since this issue is related to Windows 8, I will move this thread to Windows 8 forum. Sometime delay might be expected from the job transferring. Your patience is greatly appreciated. 

    Thank you for your understanding and support.


    Allen Li
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 15, 2013 7:33 AM
  • Please right click the program and select Troubleshoot Compatiblity.

    Or you can right click the program and select Properties. On Compatiblity tab, select Windows XP Mode manually as well as administrator privileges.


    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:29 AM
    Moderator