Most programs created for earlier versions of Windows will work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not at all. You can run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter on most programs to help detect and fix common compatibility problems.
Don’t run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter on antivirus programs, firewall software, backup software, disk utilities, or on system programs that came with Windows. This might cause data loss or create a security risk.
If the troubleshooter can't fix the problem, try changing compatibility settings manually.
These steps will not work with apps that come with Windows, or with apps you get from the Windows Store.
|Compatibility mode||Runs the program using settings from a previous version of Windows. Try this setting if you know the program is designed for (or worked in) a specific version of Windows.|
|Reduced color mode||Uses a limited set of colors in the program. Some older programs are designed to use fewer colors.|
|Run in 640 × 480 screen resolution||The recommended setting if the graphics for the program appear jagged or are rendered improperly.|
|Disable display scaling on high DPI settings||Turns off automatic resizing of programs if large font sizes are used. Try this setting if large-scale fonts are interfering with the appearance of the program.|
|Enable this program to work with OneDrive files||The recommended setting if the program can't see or open files on OneDrive. Note: when large files are being downloaded there may be a long delay, with no progress bar reflecting the download.|
|Run this program as an administrator||Some programs require administrator privileges to run properly. If you aren't signed in to your PC as an administrator, this option is unavailable.|
|Change settings for all users||Lets you choose settings that will apply to all users on this computer.|
Article ID: 15078 - Last Review: May 11, 2016 - Revision: 26