Windows 7 is NOT listed in compatibility mode for GTA IV Or any other problem in particular. How do I fix it to show windows 7?

  • Which OS are you currently running? – Callen L Apr 8 '14 at 12:40

If you are using windows 7 already as your Operating system, then it wouldn't show it in the list of 'run this program in compatibility mode'. That is because, the Compatibility mode feature was introduced so that the older programs written for the older version of the windows, would be allowed to run on Windows 7.

To go deeper- 32 bit Windows has emulation for 16 bit programs built in. 64-bit Windows only has emulation for 32 bit programs. If the program ran on 32-bit Windows 7 and not 64 bit, then chances are it's a 16 bit program and you may have to use something like DosBox or XP Mode to be able to run it in 64-bit Windows.

And similarly, windows 8 would have Windows 7 along with windows xp and vista in the compatibility mode.

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