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How to deal with Windows Vista Compatibility issues

Summary: Here's what to do if your application does not run properly or it's not windows vista compatible.

Application is not windows vista compatible


As you may have noticed, most of the newest applications will work on Windows Vista, but some of your old software will not. When installing a software, Windows attempts to check if it is windows vista compatible and if it’s not you’ll see some "this applications will not run on windows vista" or "this application is not windows vista compatible" prompts.

In order to bypass the prompts and install the application (despite the fact that windows doesn’t consider it compatible) right click on the setup file, choose Properties and select the Compatibility tab. In the Compatibility mode section check the radio box besides Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose whatever version of windows you wish (in most cases Windows Xp). Press OK and double click on the application. This time you should be able to install it.


Application is not working properly on Windows Vista

The same goes if one of your applications runs and fails for whatever reason: you need to convince the applications that it’s running in the environment for which it was designed. The process is identical to the one above. Right click on the application, select Properties – Compatibility tab – check Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose a windows version.


Program Compatibility Wizard

As an alternative to the above procedures, you can tell an application to run in a certain environment by using the Compatibility Wizard. Click the Start orb and choose Control Panel. Select Programs and click on Use an older program with this version of windows (under Programs and features), and follow the instructions on the screen.


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but can it crash ur system if it's not compatitble and it is installed?
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To stay safe, just go for the vista capable softwares. It won't usually crash your system, but it would not work properly if the software is not compatible.
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ok... my printer is not compatible but i would usually do alot of printing of pictures to teach...

like i gon gotto buy another printer...
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What is your printer model? I could help you get a vista capable driver.
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it's a

HP Deskjet D2360
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Click here to download the printing utility for Windows Vista.
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Have you got anything for a Mustek 1200 UB Plus Scanner?
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Doctor Inferno wrote:
Click here to download the printing utility for Windows Vista.


so wut do i do?

install as normal?
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Sir $wat wrote:
Doctor Inferno wrote:
Click here to download the printing utility for Windows Vista.


so wut do i do?

install as normal?


Yes, install it as per normal.




Safan wrote:
Have you got anything for a Mustek 1200 UB Plus Scanner?


Sorry, the diver is not available for Vista.
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ok thanx...

i dont have to install that file i downloaded?

just leave it like that?
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Yes you have to install it.
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wonderful

thanx... i'll do it when i get up 2moro

off for the night
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umm lets c...

it wont let me install it.

To use that program u gave me, the printer must first be installed but i cant get to install it.
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If you can't install the printer, how are you going to use it even with the driver? You have to plug it in...
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