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How to make older programmes run on xp.

Find the launch file that you want to run. its normally the main executable programme or shortcut.

right click the icon and select the properties.
click on the compatibility tab and place a check next to the text labeled "run this programm in compatitbility mode,"
select the operating system that the program was designed for.
you may need to adjust the display settings also for this program.
click apply

then restart the programme see how it goes.

if the programme does not work try differnt compatibility modes.

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i can't run game


ok, I have Win 7, but should be the same. if you have a shortcut icon for the game on the desktop, do this. STEP 1- right click on the icon, Step 2- select 'properties', STEP 3- select 'open file location' this will open the folder where the exe file is and it will be highlighted. STEP 4- right click on it and click on 'properties' STEP 5- click the 'compatibility' tab across the top of the box. STEP 6- tick the box that says 'run as' and choose XP from the drop down options. STEP 7- click 'apply' (or OK)
close all the boxes, and try to launch the game.
this should work. if you already know where the exe file is located, find it and go from STEP 4.

Nov 04, 2013 | CDV Software American Conquest: Divided...

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desktop


I think you need to click right on desktop ...and select ..view..and click the show desktop icons ..try it ..and let me know if this solve the issue ..
Good luck !
In case you reinstalled it clean ..and this is the first time ..or you erased teh icons somehow..you just need to make new shortcuts ..
For the system icons..just click right on the desktop ..and select properties...and under desktop ..select desktop icons ..or change desktop icons..it is a link on the bottom ...of the window..selecting it will open a window where you can select the icons..and click apply ..
For windows 7 ...click right on desktop ..select personalize ..and in the left of the window select change desktop icons..and same thing ...tick the cases..and the main icons will be displayed..apply and OK ..
for the rest ..you need to make shortcuts ..from the start menu ..all programs ..one by one ...by clicking right on the program execution ..and select send to desktop ..
lets hope that this will not be needed..and it is a simple action like I explained in the first lines...

Dec 09, 2011 | Acer Aspire One D150-1587 Netbook

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When i install the game, the graphics of the cars are all distorted. how can i fix this? I'm running it on windows 7. Will it have problems running on windows 7?


Right click on the executable file for the program, select Properties. In the resulting window, select Compatibility, then change it to Windows XP.

To find the executable, right click on the icon and look at where it says the shortcut leads, then navigate there in Computer Explorer.

You might also find a config utility in that folder, or in the options menu.

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I have Toshiba laptop with built in camera, but whenever i try to open the camera i recieve an error message 'CEC_Main.exe' reinstall. Kindly help how do i go about.


You also have Kasperkey ?
The error message 'CEC-MAIN.exe' is connected with the Camera Assistant Software,
You are unable to run the camera software because your KIS (Kasperkey Internet Security is blocking it by keeping "CEC-MAIN.exe" in the 'Untrusted File'.

Resolution:-

1) Launch your web browser

2) In the Notification Area (Down by your clock - Right click on the KIS icon and select "Pause Protection" > select "Resume manually"

3) In Notification Area: click on KIS icon elect "Applications under Control"

4) In the "Applications under Control" menu relocate "CEC-MAIN.exe" from the "Untrusted File" to the "Trusted File" - click "OK"

5) > Start > All Programs > CEC-MAIN icon to run your web camera program
Or My computer >> Local Disk (C) >> Program Files >> Camera Assistant Software Folder >> CEC-MAIN icon
Your webcam should now be running
Worth putting a shortcut on your Desktop at this stage .

6) With the webcam still running, then In notification Area - Right click on the KIS icon and select "Resume Protection"

7) Check the "CEC-MAIN.exe" in "Applications under Control" and confirm it is still in the "Trusted File"

8) Restart your computer

Aug 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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my laptop acer aspire5920 is not shutting down due to removal of my shutdown file from my laptop due to unknown reasons.


Hi dear,
Create Icons for Shutdown and Reboot If you find it annoying to access the Start Menu for shutting down or rebooting the computer, create a shutdown and reboot icon for the desktop.
Desktop Shutdown Icon Right click on the desktop
Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard
Type [shutdown -s -t 00] without the brackets.
Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut
Click [Finish]
Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut, click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed.
Desktop Reboot Icon Right click on the desktop
Click [New] [Shortcut] to open the Create Shortcut Wizard
Type [shutdown -r -t 00] without the brackets.
Click [Next] and type a descriptive name of your choosing for the shortcut
Click [Finish]
Add a bit of class to the shortcut by assigning it a custom icon. Right click the shortcut, click [Properties] and select the [Shortcut] tab. Click [Change Icon] and select from the icons that are displayed.
A Final Note: If you happen to be as fanatical as I am about having nothing on the desktop, drag the new icons into the Quick Launch area of the Taskbar.


then use it.

if not resolve it

then use following step ;-


click on start then go to RUN and type SFC /SCANNOW
press enter
this command recover all windows lost files, if it will ask windows CD then enter the windows disk.

bye take care
good luck
veeru

May 07, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920 Notebook PC

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