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In some cases, users require special privileges or rights to run applications. For example, legacy applications that access the system in certain ways may require running the application run as an administrator. Copying an application's shortcut to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder will cause that application to be automatically launched every time the system is booted. You can also use Task Scheduler to configure an application to run automatically based upon event triggers that you define. Many applications as they run create data files (such as documents or video files), and might also require creating temporary files. The user must have sufficient permissions to the directories where the data and temporary files are created. Configuring Application Compatibility 0:00-0:06 In this demonstration, we're going to look at application compatibility. Why Application Compatibility is an Issue 0:07-0:59 Understand that many older Windows desktop applications that were written for earlier versions ofWindows may not run very well, if at all on newer versions of Windows. Now, all is not lost if this happens. Essentially, in this situation, you have two different options to choose from. One is to go out and just buy a newer version of that application that is written to run on a later version of Windows,and honestly, that's usually the best choice but there may be situations where that is not an option. For example, maybe you have an in house application that is used within your organization and it was written by an internal programmer and it was designed to run on an earlier version of Windows. The cost involved to rewrite that application to run on a newer version of Windows is probablyprohibitive. And because it's a custom application, you can't just go out on the Web and pull down a newer version. Application Compatibility Settings 1:00-5:34 In this situation, you can use application compatibility on the newer versions of Windows to basically trick that application into thinking that it's running on an older version of Windows. For example, we have this WinZip application currently installed on this Windows 10 system. Now, I happen to know that this is a really old version of WinZip. It's probably close to eight or nine years old. I believe it was designed to run on Windows XP, and as such, it actually doesn't run very well on Windows 10. Well one thing we can do is use application compatibility to trick this application into thinking that it's running on an older version of Windows when it's really not. So, to configure this, we'll right click on the application shortcut. And you can either click on the application shortcut here on the desktop, or you can go to the file location and right click on the executable file itself. It works just fine either way. We want to go over here to the Compatibility taband here, we can configure various settings to help this application run better on a newer version of Windows. An easy way to do this is to use the option right here under Compatibility Mode. We mark Run this Program in Compatibility Mode for and then select the appropriate operating
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