Windows 8 Compatibility Mode

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Does Windows 8 have a compatibility mode to run applications designed for Windows 95, Windows 98/ Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0 ( Service Pack 5), Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7?


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Last updated June 25, 2018 Views 20,735 Applies to:
hi etow

sure does windows 8 has a compatibility mode.
just right click on the program you want to run and click properties, then go to the compatibility tab, tick compatibility mode and you will get your options.

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You can use compatibility mode for some XP, Vista and Win 7 programs. It is not available for the earlier versions. Not all older programs can be run in compatibility mode. For instance--Utilities for older versions like security, backup, antivirus cannot be used on win 8. Look up Compatibility in windows help for more.

To run a program in compatibility mode: 
  1. From Start, swipe in from the right edge of the screen and then tap Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search).

  2. Enter troubleshoot in the search box, choose Settings, and then choose Troubleshooting.

  3. Tap or click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows.

  4. Follow the steps provided

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