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Chapter 11. Running Legacy Applications ... > Using Compatibility Modes

Using Compatibility Modes

Windows XP includes a set of compatibility modes, or collections of fixes that relate to specific operating systems. You can use a compatibility mode, for example, to run a Windows 95 program under Windows XP. This mode contains about 50 of the fixes from the SysMain.sdb file that are targeted specifically at Windows 95 programs. Because Windows XP has changed the location of certain folders, the compatibility mode “fix” translates between the different paths when data files need to be accessed.

To assign a compatibility mode, right-click on the program's icon (or its entry in the Start menu) and select the Properties menu item. Figure 11.2 shows the properties for a product called NTI CD-Maker 2000 Professional. To assign a compatibility mode for the application, click the Compatibility tab.


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