Tutorial : Running Old Applications In Windows XP

Operating Systems have come long way, so have the issues of compatibility of applications from one OS to another.For example you like a game which was released 10 years back trying to run such a game in Windows XP would be in vain.Windows XP does provide a solution to this problem that not many know.

To run old applications in XP,

  • Firstly, Right Click on the .exe File and select Properties


  • Select Compatibility Tab


  • In the compatibility mode section, you can select the compatible OS mode under which the application needs to be executed.
  • Under Display settings, you can set the 256 colors and set a the screen resolution of 640 x 480

Now run the application by clicking the .exe file for which you changed the settings and your old applications should start running in Windows XP.


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