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Windows 7: Indication that program is not compatible?

12 Feb 2009   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So they are working now?


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12 Feb 2009   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I think he ran them in XP SP2 mode and finally saw workng results since they were written for the older version not Vista.

There's some old stuff that went right onto Vista that still needed to see that option used here. Besides the simply click on compatibility mode and running as admin you sometimes have to use the troubleshoot compatibility option instead to get some things to even install.



That option seems to get far more older stuff on then anything else.
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12 Feb 2009   #13
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Night Hawk,

You can use the snipping tool within 7 to post screenshots. Usually the more preferable method around here.
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12 Feb 2009   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The problem with the snipping is when moving away to click on that the right click popup menu automatically disappears. You would need two mice and two cursors going at once in order to illustrate that.

The other option is the free hand type capture that allows you to draw free hand around a select aread with a 3rd party capture utility.

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12 Feb 2009   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, there's a thread over at Vistax86 on that very thing.
snip tool confusion - Vista Forums
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12 Feb 2009   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Gee? That means I would have to snip the free hand tracing even further.

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12 Feb 2009   #17
treblesum81

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, I did get results by running pretty much everything in XP compatibility mode... I've actually just started installing everything in compatibility mode automatically, since it doesn't seem like much of it is happy in Win7 otherwise...

One thing that has me confused is why there isn't an option to run whole file/folder structures in compatibility mode. Not that this is really necessary, but when installing some programs from CD/DVD I've found that in some cases you have to go through every folder on the disc and set every application to run in compatibility mode to get everything to run happy like... something that can be a real pain when you have some installers that use like 10 different sub-programs...
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12 Feb 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The problem with using the compatibility mode option is that the next system restart sees that forgotten fast and is not a definitive method for any secondary items. I ran into that one a few times.

The troubleshoot compatibility option on the other hand creates new registry values to see the same mode set automatically even after shutdown and startup or a simple reboot. When one thing doesn't work you simply use the other.
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12 Feb 2009   #19
treblesum81

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm, I'll have to keep that in mind since I've been having a heck of a time getting Win7 to allow the media transfer protocol from my Blackberry software to install... everything else goes in, but not that so I can't transfer files between the device and the computer.
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12 Feb 2009   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Using the troubleshoot option a few XP programs that wouldn't even install on Vista went right on 7. I now have to go back into Vista to see how well it will go there using the same option.

Another tool that can be useful is a compatibility mode cleaner. Once you remove a program you manage to get running those registry values for setting the mode tend to be left behind. Compatibility Mode Cleaner by Marc Foumberg
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