I have an old game (Atomic Bomberman / Bomberman95 ) - which by the way does not have an working/exact clone - and it has to be run without DWM running. In windows 7 I would kill explorer and run the game (batch file) .
But the same batch file does not work in Windows 8. I tried killing DWM, but it keeps returning. Killing explorer does not kill DWM in Win8.
The "Disable Desktop Composition" option is gone in the "compatibility" tab.
How can I solve this issue?
I tried running the .exe as admin in 8bit-256 color mode and killing explorer, but the game screen is black.
I don't see Desktop Windows Manager in the services.msc application too, so I cannot disable it there.
Also, I have read this:
But this does only state that the old basic theme is available in Windows 8, not how to temporarly disable DWM.