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Is there a way I can set the compatibility mode of an .exe file through the command line on execution of said file?

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You can use the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to do this, http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&displaylang=en.

First you pick the compatibility settings for the application and it will save to an SDB file.

Then to install the SDB you use the following command.

sdbinst -q <path to sdb file>

Then whenever you run the EXE you want after that point Windows will apply the compatibility settings.

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