Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Did you know that Windows 7 can run applications designed for previous versions of Windows ?

For those who recently turned from Windows XP to 7, there is an (very) useful option that can make programs made for Windows XP, to run on Windows 7, even if they're not compatible with it. All you have to do is to right-click on an application, click "Properties", then go on "Compatibility" tab. You now have to click on "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)".

This trick works to applications, games, and even drivers. Even if this usually works, it is recommended to use the Windows 7 designed versions, especially for drivers, which may have different problems if they are ran this way (may be unstable, cause crashes, and even may not work at all).

Warning: this trick may not work for any application; i'm not responsable for any loss/damage you can occur by using this trick

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