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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior [duplicate]

Oh good grief; It's not a duplicate! I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. The other question points to descriptions of how to use that ...
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Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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Compatibility of Visual Studio 2012 app in older OS

I am planning of creating a application in Visual Sudio Pro 2012 in future. I want the app to run in XP, Vista, 7 and 8. So, does the app created in Visual Studio Pro will work on these OS or not?
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Virtualbox does not pass windows XP logo testing - is there a solution other than to ignore the warning?

I have been providing a demo of some software as a virtual machine. By providing a virtual machine, it is very easy for users to evaluate - the software only runs in linux and has many dependencies. ...
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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack “The converter failed to open the file” error & “This is a pre-release version”

What issues have people encountered with older OS's (2000, XP) and olders versions of Microsoft Office (2000, XP, 2003) with the 'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack'? I have a couple of Windows 2000 ...
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Keep Win 7 or revert to Win XP? Win 7/XP, compatibility, hardware

I am helping an older gentleman with his new computer. He is a scholar, and he wants to use scholar programs that are not compatible with Win 7. In addition, he has a scanner and a printer that does ...
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How can I set the compatibility mode for an executable from the command line?

Is there a way to set the compatibility with XP option (right click/properties/compatibility ... that one, yes :) to an executable from the command line? Or better yet, is there a way to set ...
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What technical reason did Microsoft give for no Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP?

I have the belief that Internet Explorer 9 unable to run on Windows XP is really marketing. But I want to ask you if there really is a technical reason why Microsoft didn't release Internet Explorer 9 ...
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Install Windows Media Player 12 on Windows XP?

Is it possible to install Windows Media Player 12 in Windows XP SP2?
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Considering upgrade to Windows 7; need advice [closed]

All my systems are happily running Windows XP. I'm finally - grudgingly - installing SP3 on all of them since Microsoft has stopped developing patches for SP2. But XP doesn't have much life left. ...
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Run a program in compatibility mode without Administrator privileges

I have a PC which is mostly used for playing games. The PC is a few years old, running XP, and most likely won't ever be upgraded to Windows 7. However, there are a few games that need to be run in ...
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Acer Aspire 9300 - Windows 7 Drivers Needed

I bought an Acer Aspire notebook with Vista several years ago. It's great laptop and has served me well since I have been running it. The thing is, since Vista was crap back then, I downgraded to XP ...
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2TB HDD Compatablity Issues

I was about to buy the following 2TB HDD online. ...
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Hard Drive Compatibility with Motherboard

Here are the current specs to put things in context: ECS P4VXASD2+ V5.0 Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.8 GHz 2x 512MB PC2100 DDR266 SDRAM Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250 GB PATA (IDE) HDD Gigabyte 52x CD-ROM ...
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Solid state drive on old laptop with Windows XP

I have an old laptop that has a 30 GB HDD (IDE 2.5") and I thought of giving it a little boost by replacing the HDD for a SSD. Would there be any compatibility problems if do that ? Does Windows XP ...
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Can you run Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows XP?

Can you run Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows XP?
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How to set up multiple video cards in Windows XP

All I am trying to do is run a three monitor setup, two widescreens on the good card at high res and a third smaller monitor at 1024x768 that I watch continuously updating info in. I have a Dell ...