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Chapter 25. Maintaining and Optimizing S... > Program Compatibility Wizard

Program Compatibility Wizard

One of the biggest concerns any user of a new Windows version is, “Will it run my software?” This fear goes all the way back to the birth of Windows, when Windows 386 was unable to run some programs designed for Windows 286, and Windows 3.x couldn't run all Windows 3.0 programs.

Fortunately, Windows XP Professional includes a Program Compatibility Wizard that can help you run your “golden oldie” Windows 95, Windows 98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows 2000 programs under Windows XP. Because many corporations upgrade software far less often than home or small-business users—a $100-per-copy upgrade is not terribly attractive when you have 10,000 users—this feature can be critical to your company's successful deployment of Windows XP.


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