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How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

Date:2019-11-29 Author:Cordelia

Windows 10 is a relatively new version of Windows, so its compatibility with some programs may still be lacking. Fortunately, Windows 10 can be backward compatible with some previous versions like Windows 8, Windows 7 and so on. If a program in Windows 10 cannot run normally, you can try to open it in compatibility mode.

Here are the steps:

1.Right-click the program and choose Properties in the menu.

How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

2.Switch to Compatibility tab then check the option Run this program in compatibility mode for under Compatibility mode.

3.Then you are enabled to expand the drop-down menu and choose an older system in the list, like Windows 8, Windows 7, etc.

How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

4.Make the choice according to your situation, and hit OK button to confirm the setting. Next time this program will run in compatibility mode with the system you chose.

How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

5.If there’s something wrong with the compatibility mode, or you don’t know which system to choose as the compatibility mode, you can hit Run compatibility troubleshooter to solve it.

6.To text recommended compatibility settings for your program, you just need to select Try recommended settings as the troubleshooting option.

How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

7.After waiting for a while, you’ll see the recommended compatibility setting for the program you selected. Hit Test the program… to check the actual result. If everything goes well, you can click Next to fulfill the process.

How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

8.Select Yes, save these settings for this program to implement it, or you can choose No, try again using different settings to continue solving your problem.

How to Run Windows 10 Programs in Compatibility Mode

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