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  1. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #110

    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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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64
       #111

    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"
    Last edited by R3nam3; 08 Jul 2015 at 09:15. Reason: update
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  3. Posts : 1
    Win7 Pro 64-bit
       #112

    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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  4. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #113

    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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  5. Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       #114

    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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  6. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #115

    Hello Shaun, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

    They should all be listed at the two registry locations in OPTION THREE.
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  7. Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro
       #116

    Thank you for the quick reply, and sorry I should have read a little closer.
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  8. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #117

    You're most welcome. :)
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  9. Posts : 773
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #118

    hi, Brink
    Please tell me the reason for some of the programs , which does not show any alert during installation, found in the HKCU.......Layers. I have not changed the compatibility tab to any version.Is it windows itself adding the app comp flag to the said folder. I did not find the same in the HKLM... layers.
    Your explantion would educate me .
    I have just deleted the key to remove it from hkcu... But why , the program shows in HKCU in compatibility mode?
    Some programs , would have been edited by me to run in comp mode, but i did not touch the Malware bytes program, which showed that in the HKCU....layer folder.
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  10. Posts : 70,229
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #119

    Hello jraju, :)

    I'm not sure why either unless the program itself placed it there when installing it.
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