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Windows 7: Missing compatibility tab?

24 Aug 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vannak139 View Post
It was Gizmo, a skype like applicaiton. However, I can't access compatability mode from any icon I've tried, warcraft, calculator, Notepad, Photoshop, Gimp, Aim, Winamp, pictures, etc.
Are you the ADMIN? or are you std user...Have you turned off UAC?
did you right click to find run as admin?

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24 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC1

I have done all of those things. The running of the program isn't the issue, it's that I cannot run it in compatability mode, the option to is missing compleatly.

Edit: and yes, I am the admin, and have run it in administrator mode, etc etc.
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13 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7

Not sure if you are still having this problem, but I believe it could be a group policy issue.

open gpedit.msc
go to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Troubleshooting and Diagnostics\Application Compatibility Diagnostics\

If those are set to disable, you will not get a compatibility tab.
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20 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 bit

Please help i have the same problem and have done everything said in this forum?
When i go to gpedit.msc i start by selecting,
Computer Configuration and then as soon as i select
Administrative Templates it says... MMC cannot initialize the snap-in?
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25 Feb 2011   #15


The same error here - but as I'm running Win7 64bit Home Premium I don't even have gpedit.msc. No idea what to try.
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25 Feb 2011   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Hi zipper,

You could try merging the reg file in this zip folder and see if that helps:

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26 Feb 2011   #17


Regedit can't write into the registry as some keys have been opened by system/other process.
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26 Feb 2011   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Most of the entries would have been merged - does it make any difference?

Otherwise, you could try a repair install - it is in the tutorial section , but you need the installation media.
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27 Feb 2011   #19


No difference -and I haven't even checked what functions do not work giving 0x80070057 error; at least all diagnostics launched from Control Panel do give it. Might do a repair - or restore from a backup.
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29 Mar 2012   #20


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hdfrango View Post
if you type "run programs made for previous versions of windows" in start menu search, does it give you any result, and if it does, are you able to run that application to run programs in compatibility mode?
when i do this and click on the application i want to do this too the tell me the file isnt found...
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