How To Run Old Software on Windows 10 with Compatibility Mode

Microsoft recently launched its new Windows 10 for all Windows devices. Windows 10 size is 2GB approximately although after the launch Windows 10 is automatically installed on your computer and laptops.

After installing Windows 10 I found that Microsoft made a lot of changes in its latest Windows running platform. Windows 10 comes with some new features which you read below.

What is Windows 10 vs Windows 8?

  • Xbox
  • Start Menu
  • Cortana 
  • Task View and virtual desktops

The changes you see above were found in comparison between Windows 10 and Windows 8. My next article is about the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 10 features with user reviews.

How To Make Older Programs Compatible With Windows 10

So after the latest Windows installation, you experience a lot of changes compared to the previous version of Windows. Microsoft Recovery’s supporting page gives you some hints about the changes you see in Windows 10 and how to solve them.

Now the most common problem that Windows 10 users experience is “How to make older programs compatible with the new version of Windows” To solve this issue read below step-by-step guides.

  • Simply Swipe in from the right corner of the windows screen > tap the Search.
  • Enter the run programs in the search box.
  • Tap on the Run programs of previous versions of Windows > Next.
  • Choose the program you want to recover or fix.
  • Tap on the Next > Follow the steps-by-step guides in the troubleshooter.

How To Run Old Software on Windows 10

You can easily run old software and games on Windows 10 without having a hassle. Follow these given step-by-step instructions to run the old application on Windows 10.

Select Properties from the right-click menu of your program’s shortcut or EXE file. When the Properties screen appears, select the “Compatibility” tab, then select the Windows version you want to use. Then, of course, click OK to ensure that it will always open in the mode you specify.

Tip: Don’t try to run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter on antivirus programs, firewall software, backup software, disk utilities, or any system programs that came with Windows. This might cause data loss or create a security risk.

This is the end of this short guide, hopefully, you find this article helpful.

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