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I am unable to enable compability mode in vista by using admin ac

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I am unable to enable compability mode in vista by using admin account .it is showind disable.How to enable it?

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    wykidtech May 11, 2010

    What are you trying to run in compatibility mode?

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Right click on the file you want to use, goto properties then compatibility.

Then check the box that says run this program in compatibility mode for....then choose what operating system you want.

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