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Windows 7: Program compatibility: Windows 7 not displayed in option

25 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Program compatibility: Windows 7 not displayed in option


I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS. I am trying to run a setup file that requires it to be compatible with Windows 7. But when I open properties and enter the compatibility tab, and see setting for all users, I have only Windows Vista as an option. The Windows 7 option is not displayed. I checked with other programs and it is the same. I am logged in as administrator. Any ideas?

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25 Feb 2014   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

See if the info in this tutorial helps:
Compatibility Mode

Also, can you post a link to the instructions that you are following for this install?
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25 Feb 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

It shouldn't be, you are using w7.

Well after checking Streets and Trips 2010, it does have a compat mode for w7, but you shouldn't need to select it.
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25 Feb 2014   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

The Windows 7 option is to make it run as if the app were running on W7 before SP1 was applied. If there is ever a W7 SP2, then it will be cleared when one sees Windows 7 and Windows 7 SP1 listed as compatibility options on a computer that is running W7 SP2.

The tutorial that I pointed to has a note about MSI files. I figured that it might be easier to gather info from the instructions that the OP is following rather than going thru the steps for making sure that certain file extensions are showing and then asking the full name of the setup file
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26 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have checked in other computers running windows 7. In the compatibility tab of properties of any exe file I open in those comps, I see the option to run the program compatible with Windows 7 in the drop down along with Vista and XP SPs. But in my comp even though I am on the administrator account with full rights, I simply do not see all these options for the exe files I have. I have only XP SP3 and Vista options. None of the usual Win 98, Win NT etc options that other comps have. I know it is not a issue with the particular setup file I have as non of the exe files give me the Windows 7 option
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26 Feb 2014   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Please click on the Start button/orb.
Then right click on Computer (right column).
Select Properties from the context menu.
Once your properties comes up, look to see if you have sP1 installed.

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