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Windows 7: Compatibility Mode

19 May 2015   #110
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello R3nam3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use a .bat file to run the commands below to make the registry changes like in OPTION THREE instead.

For example:

Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /V Full-path-to-.exe-file /T REG_SZ /D CompatibilityMode /F
 
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /V Full-path-to-.exe-file /T REG_SZ /D CompatibilityMode /F
Substitute Full-path-to-.exe-file in the commands above with the actual full path to the .exe file of the program.

Substitute CompatibilityMode in the commands above with what compatibility mode data value you want to use on the program.


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19 May 2015   #111
R3nam3

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thank you !

I also find this...

"However the application compatibily flags are stored in the registry (user or system part):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

Therefore you can use the standard command line registry editor for creating the required entry:

reg.exe Add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "C:\Program Files\MyApp\Test.exe" /d "WINXPSP3"

I will try bouth and i will replay...

UPDATE

I used just this and its worked perfectly.

reg.exe Add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers" /v "C:\Program Files\MyApp\Test.exe" /d "WINXPSP3"
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28 Jun 2015   #112
HiImMike

Win7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hi,

I'm having trouble completing the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE part of Option 3. I navigated to that part in regedit, but I cannot find that exact directory (my AppCompatFlags doesnt have a Layers subfolder) Should I just create one? Leave it alone?
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28 Jun 2015   #113
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That's correct, you would just need to create the keys if you do not already have them.
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09 Jun 2016   #114
djice

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get a list of the programs that have been set to compatibility mode. I am working on a client computer that has had several programs set to compatible mode and so far none of them load until I switch them back to normal.

Any help would be appreciated.

Shaun
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09 Jun 2016   #115
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Shaun, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They should all be listed at the two registry locations in OPTION THREE.
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09 Jun 2016   #116
djice

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thank you for the quick reply, and sorry I should have read a little closer.
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09 Jun 2016   #117
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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