No more compatibility mode on w10 1511 th2?

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  1. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    #1 will5, Dec 5, 2015
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    Hi guys, I´d used to run some old software on xp compatibility mode on windows 10 rtm without any problems.

    Since updating to 1511 th2, compatibility mode only let you choose until windows vista :31:

    Windows 10 RTM let you choose until win 95.

    There is a way to change this?

    Thanks
     
  2. beta-hunter

    beta-hunter MDL Member

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    well i just tried compatibility and it shows right back to windows 95... im running Core-US english
     
  3. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    After trying more programs, it will let me choose until w95 on some programs, win vista on others.

    Probably was the same way w10 rtm was.

    Just freak out when I didnt saw the option.

    Thanks.
     
  4. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    I have old windows programs, compatibility mode working fine im on th2 with all the updates ...
     
  5. Vaporeon

    Vaporeon MDL Novice

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    It's normal as 64 Bit programs only have compatibility mode for Vista and newer.
     
  6. WaltC

    WaltC MDL Addicted

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    If it's a 64-bit program, compatibility only goes back as far as Vista (for obvious reasons as earlier versions of Windows can't run 64-bit programs.)
     
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  7. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    It's up to Windows 95, also in 1511.
     
  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    "XP x64" could ;)
     
  9. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    Thanks guys. Tested some win98 needed programs and works fine as in win rtm :clap:
     
  10. Pointy

    Pointy MDL Junior Member

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    I have noticed for some programs it doesn't show the compatibility options.
     
  11. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    So, you were using Windows 95 x64 :sticktongue:
     
  12. WaltC

    WaltC MDL Addicted

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    Yep...I keep forgetting that one...!
     
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  13. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Hi will5, strange ;) I have several old games (some in Win98 & ME compatibility mode) and applications and all works fine; well x86 :)
     
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  14. will5

    will5 MDL Member

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    Sure, works fine. Id just checked on some executables that apparently were x64 or newer enough to not provide compatibility mode beyond win vista and though compat mode was removed, but I was wrong :)
     
  15. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    I used compatibility mode in Win10 x86 Pro to install my 16-bit application.
    There were 2 extra steps to get the 16-bit app working though.
     
  16. Cali4niaWK

    Cali4niaWK MDL Junior Member

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    Aww how I miss using some of my 16 bit programs in windows ever since going 64 bit. Wish there was a way other than VM to get that working somehow. o_O