Nothing is more annoying than finding a favorite software program only to find out that it doesn’t work on a new computer. This happens all of the time but there may be a way around it. This doesn’t always work but if you really love your software program it’s worth a try. The possible fix is by using what is called compatibility mode.
To access this you will need to right click on the software program in question and click the properties button. There is a tab there that reads “compatibility.” Once you are on that tab there are a couple of options. One is to run the set up for compatibility mode where the computer will ask you a few questions such as, “What operating system did your software run on successfully in the past?” It will then try to run your program in that mode to see if it will work. Sometimes it will and sometimes you’ll have to keep trying.
You can also set these settings manually by going into the same properties tab and setting the compatibility mode to whichever operating system you used the program on before that ran it successfully. Like stated before, this does not always work and you may lose your favorite software program but it’s easy to try out and it just may work for you. Make sure to install your software first obviously. Then if you have issues with it on your new system, try these fixes to see if they work for you.