Compatibility

  TeddyBear07 18:59 23 Mar 08
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Hi,

just wonderin, when u go on properties for a program, then go on compatibility, then go on 'run this program in compatibility mode for-', does it mean run a program that u can't run on ur current comp?

TeddyBear

  Technotiger 19:04 23 Mar 08

It generally means that a program made initially for an earlier Windows, like 98, 98SE ME etc may possibly run in a later version of Windows.

  TeddyBear07 19:07 23 Mar 08

oh right, so say like i was 2 play age of empires 3 on my windows vista, would i be able to play it by changin the compatibility to windows xp?

  Technotiger 19:23 23 Mar 08

Possibly - though I have never used Compatibility Mode myself, I would expect that there are some games/programs that in fact would not work. However, that is the general idea behind Compatibility Mode. The way to find out is, to try it.

  tullie 19:38 23 Mar 08

You maybe lucky,but i have found that it doesent help a lot of the time.

  TeddyBear07 21:19 23 Mar 08

thx for the help guys thx

  Technotiger 21:33 23 Mar 08

Our pleasure - Cheers.

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