Unable to launch a program on Windows 8 that worked on Windows 7 ans Windows XP.

Original Title: Help finding driver to read Windows 7 / XP program on Windows 8

 

I have a program that ran on Windows 7 and XP.  I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.  The program will load but NOT launch.  I need a suggestion for a driver to download to read this program.  Any suggestions?

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I have a program that ran on Windows 7 and XP.  I recently purchased a new laptop with Windows 8.  The program will load but NOT launch.  I need a suggestion for a driver to download to read this program.  Any suggestions?


Hi

 

What is the programs name and version number?

 

Are seeing any error messages?

 


 

You can try installing the program in Compatibility Mode.

  

1. Right click the programs installation file and select Properties / Compatibility Tab.

 

2. Place a check mark in the Run this program in compatibility mode for.

 

3. In the drop down menu, select the previous version of Windows where the program worked OK.

 

4. Click Apply / OK.

 

5. Double click the file to install.


Let us know.

 


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right click the icon to the program and try both run as administrator and troubleshoot compatibility to see which one works 

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