In the first place because sometimes an application

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in the first place because sometimes, an application might contain malicious code, in which case, it would be running on the system with administrator level access. Not good. So be sure you trust the application before you try to run it as administrator. I'm going to turn these options off. Understand that using these options, setting them manually is kind of a hit and miss process. You may have to, for example, come up here and say, "Okay, let's start with Windows 7. Does that work with Windows 7? Nah, it still runs cruddy. Let's try Windows Vista Service Pack 2. Nah, it still doesn't run very good."You might have to keep going back and back and back until you finally hit an older version of Windows where the application runs, and that's fine, but there's actually an easier way to do it. Application Compatibility Troubleshooter 5:35-7:13 That is to use this option up here, Run Compatibility Troubleshooter. If you do this, Windows will go and detect any issues that might exist with the particular application. Now, notice that when I select this option, the first thing that comes up is a prompt saying, "Hey, you know, this is a really old version of the application. Why don't you go to the vendor's site and get a new one because one does exist." And that is usually, honestly the best option. If it's not an option, then you can go down here to the second selection and select Continue troubleshooting the program, at which point, Windows will try to figure out which older version of Windows that application is designed to run on. And then it will say, Try Recommended Settings. Click it, and it says, "I think that this application is designed to run on Windows XP Service Pack 3." Before we actually make the change though, let's go ahead and test the program to see if it actually runs properly in that application compatibility mode.I'll click Test the Program, and notice that we are prompted to elevate privileges via UAC because when this application was written, it assumed that it had full access to the system. So, Windows automatically configured the application to run as administrator. Guest, and it looks like it is coming up just fine. I'll click use the Evaluation version, the application runs. Quit, close the window. Next, and we will save the settings for this program. And the problem has been fixed. We'll click Close and hit OK. So now, this old version of WinZip installed on this Windows 10 system will run in Windows XP Service Pack 3 application compatibility mode every time it's started. Summary 7:14-7:30 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about application compatibility. We talked about why application compatibility is an issue. We then looked at manually configuring application compatibility settings, and then we ended this demonstration by using the application compatibility troubleshooter to automatically select the appropriate application compatibility settings.
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