Compatibility mode allows a program written for an earlier versions of Windows to possibly run in Windows 7. You can also use Compatibility mode to always have a program to Run as an administrator.

  1. Right click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation file.
  2. Click on Properties.
  3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check the Run this program in compatibility mode forĀ box.
  5. Click on the drop down menu arrow and select Windows XP.
    NOTE: Always pick the latest Windows version the program was written for to have a better chance of it running properly in Windows 7.
  6. To Change the Privilege Level of the program - Check the Run this program as an administrator box to enable or disable this option.
  7. Click on OK to apply the changes.
  8. Now, double click on the program's shortcut, .exe file, or installation file to start the installation.
  9. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.