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Windows 7: Program Compatibility Troubleshoot Shortcut - Create



Program Compatibility Troubleshoot Shortcut - Create

How to Create a Program Compatibility Troubleshooter Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
07 Mar 2010
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How to Create a Program Compatibility Troubleshooter Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Program Compatibility Troubleshooter shortcut that you can pin or use where you like in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Program Compatibility troubleshooter
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OPTION ONE
To Download a "Program Compatibility" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Program_Compatibility_Troubleshoot.zip
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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Program Compatibility Troubleshoot shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Program Compatibility Troubleshoot shortcut.
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5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.







OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Program Compatibility" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and Paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
%systemroot%\system32\msdt.exe -id PCWDiagnostic
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3. Type Program Compatibility Troubleshoot for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Program Compatibility Troubleshoot shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step3.jpg
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%SystemRoot%\diagnostics\system\PCW\DiagPackage.dll
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8 and 8.1, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn






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07 Mar 2010   #1
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Another great tutorial... Thanks Shawn!!

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07 Mar 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Tews. Thank you.
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