Role of program compatibility mode in Windows® XP®
Learn about the program compatibility mode in Windows XP. What are the features and advantages associated with this tool.
Windows XP is an Operating System with a set of programs which are capable of regulating the ways in which the application software programs make use of the computer hardware. Windows XP is the successor to Windows 2000 and Windows Me. Among the editions of Windows XP, Home Edition is the most common editions and is targeted for the home users. Windows XP Professional supports Windows Server domain and two physical processors. Then for enhancing the ability to record, watch movies, for listening music etc Windows XP has got Windows XP Media Center Edition. Windows XP is also available in many languages. Faster start up and Hibernation sequences, the ability to discard the newer devices in existence of the previous one. The faster switching in it would allow the user to save the current sate and open applications. Then it supports DSL modems, IEEE 802.11 connections, Firewire and Bluetooth. A processor which operates at 300 MHz, 128 MB of RAM, and 1.5 GB available hard disk space are some of the requirements of Windows XP Home and Professional Editions.
The following are some of the role and features of Program compatibility mode in Windows XP system and the tips to run it:
- Program Compatibility Mode
- Role and features
- Tips to run it
Program Compatibility Mode
The Program Compatibility Mode in Windows XP would let you to run the programs which are written for earlier versions of Windows. In this version most of the programs written for Windows XP would work well. Then in order to find the programs which are compatible with the Windows XP visit the website which contains the list of the programs which work with Windows XP. In case the program does not run correctly, start the Program Compatibility Wizard.
Role and features
While you are using the Windows Program Compatibility Mode most of the common issues which would prohibit the correct working of the programs are resolved easily. When running a program, if it does not function as expected then it is advised to run those programs in the Windows XP compatibility mode. Then the compatibility tab would be available for those programs which are installed in your hard disk.
In order to run the Windows Program Compatibility Mode in Windows XP, you would have to follow certain steps. First, right click on the link of the program which you want to fix. After that click on properties, followed by the Compatibility tab. Then you would have to click on the option 'Run this program in compatibility mode' and select the Windows Version. Then under the display settings you would have to select the mode which is necessary for the program to work correctly. Finally, click on apply and OK and double click on the program.