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Compatibility settings for older programs to run in Vista and Windows 7

Because of the way some software was written before windows Vista and Windows 7, such as windows XP applications they are not always compatible with the newer operating systems. However Microsoft has included some compatibility settings on executable files to hopefully fix these incompatibilities, so if a program isn't function properly in windows 7 you may wish to try this.

1. Right click on the .exe or .msi installer package for the program you wish to install

2. In the right click menu select the properties option

3. In the tabs that appear select the compatibility tab

4. Set the drop down operating system to be compatible with to the operating system that the program is designed to run on.

5. Check the box that is labeled "run as administrator"

hope this helps your applications that are performing unexpectedly in windows 7

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eye tv one is nog working on xp driver cannot be loadede code 39


To bad, people do not know the meaning of compatible, Elgato's eyetv one is windows compatible but does not work with XP or Vista. So it written for WINDOWS 7 only. Is there a driver for Windows XP?

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Jammer dat niet iedereen de betekenis van compatible kent, Elgato's Eyetv one is windows 7 compatible maar werkt niet met XP of Vista. Volgens mij is het dan alleen geschreven voor WINDOWS 7. Is er een driver beschikbaar voor WINDOWS XP?

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does it work with windows 7?


That depends on which vesrion of windows 7 you have ?

The basic versions of windows 7 do not generally alow every program to be run that was designed for an earlier version of windows.

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I have found no problems running any application at all so far even if it was intended for an earlier version of windows.

The home premium version of win 7 is the lowest and may on rare occasion cough and spluter when running XP/vista apps.

In my tests sometimes the installation does fail but windows 7 then takes over and asks if I want to re-install using corrected setting.

If I let it do that then the installation has always worked.

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I'm getting an error that says MFC application has stopped working. It's coming up when I open my PED-Basic. I have deleted the program and reinstalled but i still keep getting this message. When I reinstalled the PED BASIC program (brother embroidery card reader program) it still comes up with the error. It's saying on my problem sheet that the Brother Driver is not compatible with my version of WIndows.... I'm running it on my lap top. That's all it says..I get a pop up that just says MFC APPLICATION STOPPED WORKING, windows will close program and find solution...it never shuts down until I do it.


if you have win 7 or vista on your laptop .. the program may be written for win xp .. if so, you can check to see if ugraded software is available from brother for your operating system .. .. or you can load your present software using windows " Compaaibillity Mode" chose XP or whatever operating system the brother software was written for .. right click on your program loader on your disk (setup or whateve) . then select "compatability mode"

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hello my tv expert can't work in window 7 what can i do?


The thing that you can try is to run it in Vista compatibility.

Try to locate the exe file from where the program runs. Then right click on it and go to properties. Then go to the compatibility tab. There you would find a check box to run it in compatibility, just select Windows Vista from the list. Apply the settings and try again.

Hope this works!

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