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How to use Windows Program Compatibility mode in Windows XP
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This article describes how to use Windows Program Compatibility mode. This mode provides an environment for running programs that closely reflects the behavior of earlier Windows operating systems.
Using the Windows Program Compatibility modeWhen you use Windows Program Compatibility mode, many of the most common issues that prohibit earlier versions of programs from working correctly are resolved. If you run a program and it does not function as expected, it is recommended that you run the program in one of the compatibility environments. To run programs in Windows Program Compatibility mode in Microsoft Windows XP, follow these steps: