Windows 10: Compatibility problem

  1.    22 Sep 2016 #1

    Compatibility problem

    Running Win 10 64bit with Anniversary update, so far very impressed with the latest from Microsoft, but alas I have a compatibility issue with some software, which ran perfectly with XP, Vista, Win 7, but not with Win 10, as been confirmed by Msoft, so is there a tried & tested software out there, that will make it compatible? As always your thoughts most appreciated.
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  2.    22 Sep 2016 #2

    Don't know......what software are you talking about? You didn't say.
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  3.    22 Sep 2016 #3

    Cheers Plankton: It is a set of dvd tutorial discs on how to improve my game of bridge, you have to insert disc first to install a tiny bit of the program & icon on desktop, to access the tutorial afterwards you have to play from disc., been perfect since 2007, thought today I would take a refresher, but nothing doing, it installs the small bit, but will not run the disc, I've tried all the compatibility modes, but zilch any ideas, I've been in touch with company but had no reply yet.
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  4.    22 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi, do you get an error message? In the compatibility settings, have you
    a. tried running the compatibility troubleshooter
    b. tried setting disable display scaling on high DPI settings?

    If all else fails, you could use a virtual machine with, say, Win 7 or 2000 or whatever you need installed.

    N.B. there's no guarantee older software will run. Out of 3 older games I happened to try, 2 ran, with a bit of a compatibility fiddle for one, the third requires additional features or unsupported features I'm not familiar with.
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  5.    22 Sep 2016 #5

    dalchina: cheers for input, Just loaded on another computer Win 10 32 bit Anniversary update...perfect. The other week I messed about with the cmd, me wondering if I inadvertently corrupted the administrator account, how do I check if I have?
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  6.    22 Sep 2016 #6

    Hmm - try creating another user account for test purposes.
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  7.    22 Sep 2016 #7

    Just borrowed a laptop running Win 10 64 bit with anniversary not working at all, methinks it is a problem, also waiting to hear from software vendor.
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  8.    22 Sep 2016 #8

    Have just received email from software company...their is a problem, so they are sending me new software, I purchased these discs in 2007, very impressed with this company. Wish to thank you all on this wild goose chase...cheers
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  9.    22 Sep 2016 #9

    Glad you've a solution.
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