Windows 10: How to change Compatibility from Win 10 to XP?

Discus and support How to change Compatibility from Win 10 to XP? in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; The program that I want to change the Compatibility to XP is the game 'Crysis', yet neither its .EXE nor its shortcut have the Compatibility tab... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by cottersay, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. cottersay Win User

    How to change Compatibility from Win 10 to XP?


    The program that I want to change the Compatibility to XP is the game 'Crysis', yet neither its .EXE nor its shortcut have the Compatibility tab showing when I right click on them. How can I force them into XP compatibility mode? (And where the heck is this "Program Compatibility Troubleshooter" I keep reading about -- my very latest version of Win 10 seems to know nothing about it)?

    Many Thanks,

    -Cotter



    :)
     
    cottersay, Jan 2, 2016
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    HELP!! - Toshiba driver update for Toshiba Hotkey Driver - Error 0x800f0203

    I'm now running Windows 10 upgraded from Windows 7 & I have the same continuous problem with the update

    • Toshiba driver update for Toshiba Hotkey Driver - Error 0x800f0203

    I tried your Method 1 to fix it which said changes have been made to my computer & to try & update again which failed.. again & the same message above came up again. My laptop is secure as I run Norton 360, so what should I do next to try & fix this problem?
    My laptop is a Toshiba satellite L650.

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    how to do, Jan 2, 2016
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  3. Windows Defender won't start, error 0X80070246: "An error has occurred in the program during initialization"

    Yes, and I' ve done a lot more to try to fix this. I reinstalled at Recovery. I need an .iso for the latest build available and MSFT mistakenly witholds them for no good reason.
     
    Win 8 to 10, Jan 2, 2016
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  4. dalchina New Member

    How to change Compatibility from Win 10 to XP?

    Hi, the program compatibility assistant can be found here:
    C:\Users\xxx-your-id-xxxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\All Commands
    "Run programs made for previous versions of Windows'.

    I use Classic Shell, and just typed 'compatibility' into its search box- oddly enough, bingo. Never done that before.

    The assistant then (after a bit) lists programs found so you can choose one.

    Normally it's run as part of setting and choosing compatibility as you describe.

    By the way, can you see a compatibility tab for any other program? Is the service running?
     
    dalchina, Jan 2, 2016
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  5. Yeah I found certain game exe files do not have the compatibility tab in properties. They are few and far between but it's odd. If I d if you right click the exe then compatibility is generally displayed in the context menu that displays. Maybe it's something to do with securom/safedisc causing that tab to not display
     
    Scottyboy99, Jan 2, 2016
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  6. dalchina New Member
    dalchina, Jan 2, 2016
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  7. Yep I think so. Too draconian a move by MS. I have quite a few games crippled by this. If your an upgraded from 7, 8 or 8.1 I believe the driver/service can be re enabled but clean Windows 10 installs never had it so that is a blow. Means having to source no cd exe files to play our legitimately bought games on Windows 10 which is a far greater risk given the dodgy type of sites that tend to host them. Once again people who pay money legally are shafted. MS doesn't seem to think, they should give us the choice. Sorry this has gone a little off topic
     
    Scottyboy99, Jan 2, 2016
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  8. cottersay Win User

    How to change Compatibility from Win 10 to XP?

    Thanks guys, and especially thanks dalchina ; your method worked perfectly! Plus, I just installed Classic Shell, which sound like a really great program!
     
    cottersay, Jan 2, 2016
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  9. sml156 Win User
    The Program Compatibility Assistant can be found buy searching with Cortana too.
     
    sml156, Jan 3, 2016
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  10. cottersay Win User
    I tried that, but all Cortana did was search, and search, and search. After an hour I got tired of it, and shut it down completely.
     
    cottersay, Jan 3, 2016
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  11. dalchina New Member
    Hi, Cortana's quick results amongst 'My Stuff' depends on what's indexed of course, so changing indexing locations could affect that. (That can also slow Settings searches dramatically). Searching beyond what's indexed is s-l-o-w. I happened to add all control panel features to Classic Shell, so it indexes them.
     
    dalchina, Jan 3, 2016
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  12. sml156 Win User
    Is your Win 10 install new maybe it hasn't had time to index properly mine was fast on a 9 year old Computer

    I Have not changed index settings and don't like Classic shell
     
    sml156, Jan 3, 2016
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  13. cottersay Win User

    How to change Compatibility from Win 10 to XP?

    Thanks guys. Under Settings for Classic Shell Start menu, Search Box tab, I have everything under "Search Programs and Settings" and "Search Files" check marked, so that should do it! (Unless there is another Indexing Setting I'm missing...).
     
    cottersay, Apr 5, 2018
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