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    How to determine if a program is compatible with Windows XP on Dell notebook?

    While dealing with certain programs, it is giving out some messages like it is not compatible with this particular version of OS and all. How can I know in advance if a program is compatible with Windows XP on my Dell notebook?



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    ghanathey swetha Array
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    Re: How to determine if a program is compatible with Windows XP on Dell notebook?

    Hi.
    To test programs in compatibility mode:
    >>Start the wizard, and then click Next.
    >>When you receive the following prompt, click one of the selections:
    >>How do you want to locate the program that you would like to run with compatibility settings?"
    A. I want to choose from a list of programs
    B. I want to use the program in the CD-ROM drive
    C. I want to locate the program manually
    >>Click the program that you want to fix, and then click Next.
    >>When you receive the following prompt, click one of the compatibility modes, and then click Next:
    >>Choose the operating system that is recommended for this program, or that previously supported the program correctly:
    >>Microsoft Windows 95
    >>Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5)
    >>Microsoft Windows 98 / Windows Me
    >>Microsoft Windows 2000
    >>Do not apply a compatibility mode
    >>When you receive the following prompt, click the appropriate display settings, and then click Next:
    >>Choose the settings that are recommended for this program, or that previously supported the program correctly:
    >256 colors
    >640 x 480 screen resolution
    >Disable visual themes
    >>By default, Windows XP uses visual themes that may change the appearance or the behavior of other programs.
    Note Frequently, these options apply to games or to educational programs. If your program is not a game or an educational program, you likely do not have to select anything on this page.
    >>When you receive the "Did the program work correctly?" message, click one of the following options, and then clickNext:
    >>Yes, set this program to always use these compatibility settings
    >>No, try different compatibility settings
    >>No, I am finished trying compatibility settings
    >>If you click No, I am finished trying compatibility settings, you receive the following message:
    >>Program Compatibility Data.

    Thank you.

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