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Can't change compatibility mode or privilege level

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    Windows 8

    Can't change compatibility mode or privilege level


    Help can't change compatibility mode or privilege level in properties
    After apply settings when i open the applications its again back to normal

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    That looks like what I got, when I tried to install an old 16 bit (DOS) program on 8.1, 64 bit.

    8.1, 64 bit has practically NO backward compatibility at all. However 8.1, 32 bit does and it's quite flexible.

    On that first picture (screen shot) I would select compatiblility for Windows XP, SP3 and "Run as Administrator", which is what I do for all my old programs that I've used for years in XP.

    It's easy to forget to Click "Apply" before you close that compatibility window, but if you do forget, your new settings will not be saved.

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

    Good Luck!

    TM
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    That looks like what I got, when I tried to install an old 16 bit (DOS) program on 8.1, 64 bit.

    8.1, 64 bit has practically NO backward compatibility at all. However 8.1, 32 bit does and it's quite flexible.

    On that first picture (screen shot) I would select compatiblility for Windows XP, SP3 and "Run as Administrator", which is what I do for all my old programs that I've used for years in XP.

    It's easy to forget to Click "Apply" before you close that compatibility window, but if you do forget, your new settings will not be saved.

    Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8


    Good Luck!

    TM

    Ya i tried that i can change through reg edit but can't change in properties.......its difficult to open every time reg edit for different apps.
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