Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Windows 7 Tip: Compatibility Mode

Here's a tip if you're playing around with Windows 7. If you want to install an application, you can do so and change the compatibility of that application. To do this, right click on the executable (.exe) file and go to "properties." Then, you'll see a tab titled, "Compatibility." Then, you can select different options ranging from Windows 95 all the way to Windows Vista (and the various service packs associated with each OS). I admit that I haven't played around very much with this "compatibility mode" feature in Windows 7, but it looks very interesting and it may have solved some of the issues I was having with my Lenovo Thinkpad X200 Tablet PC. More to come as I continue my experiments.

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