The specs for that program shows the last operating system it was designed for was XP. Let's try the easy fix first. ClickStart
, type Compatibility
in the search field, and click theEnter
key. This will bring up the Program Compatibility troubleshooter. ClickNext
and it do a quick check on your machine. It will ask you toSelect the program you're having problems
with and click Next
. Click Troubleshoot Program,
then check the box forThe program worked in earlier viersions of Windows... Click Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
and click Next.
Click the box for Start the program.
It will attempt to open the program as if you were running XP. After the program attempts to open, clickNext.
Now it will ask if it worked for you. If so, click Yes, save these settings for this program.
If you clicked Yes, every time you open the program now it will open as if it was running in XP. You're done if this worked!Sometimes
that method doesn't work. For those cases, there is a new feature
called XP Mode, which will install a virtual machine for you to run your
program in. It's not too hard to get configured; it actually installs
a legal copy of Windows XP for you to run your program in. Here's a
Microsoft article on how to get it set up: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/. XP mode will now work even if you don't have the chip installed for Hardware Assisted Virtualization Technology.