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This article describes the Quick Fix utility (Qfixapp.exe)
that is included with the Application Compatibility
Toolkit for Windows XP and Windows .NET. Qfixapp.exe
is a tool that includes pre-packaged fixes that provide
an easy way to fix a program.
Use Qfixapp.exe To Apply Program Fixes
You can use Qfixapp.exe to quickly apply various program fixes (AppFixes, also known as "shims") to a program to determine their effectiveness. Qfixapp.exe reads the %SystemRoot%\windows\apppatch\sysmain.sdb database to produce a list of available fixes. When you select an AppFix, you can start the program executable (.exe) file, and the AppFix will be applied. If a suitable AppFix is found, the tool eventually helps you to generate and test matching file information. When you run Qfixapp.exe, you see the following items:
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This article describes how to use Windows Application Compatibility mode. This mode provides an environment for running programs that closely reflects the behavior of earlier Windows operating systems.
Using The Windows Application Compatibility Mode
When you use Windows Application Compatibility mode, many of the most common issues that prohibit earlier versions of programs from working correctly are resolved. If you run a program and it does not function as expected, it is recommended that you run the program in one of the compatibility environments.
To run programs in Windows Application Compatibility mode in Windows XP
Right-click the icon of the program that you want to fix.
Click Compatibility tab.
Click Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of the following options:
Windows 98 / Windows Me
Windows NT 4
Under Display settings, check the mode that you think is necessary for the program to work correctly:
Run in 256 colors.
Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
Disable visual themes.
Double-click the program icon.
Note The Compatibility tab is only available for programs installed on your hard drive. Although you can run the Program Compatibility Wizard on programs or setup files on a CD-ROM or floppy disk, your changes will not remain in effect after you close the program. For more information about an option on the Compatibility tab, right-click the option and then click What's This.
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