Microsoft Vista problems seem to be far more common than those of prior operating systems. Here is a breakdown of one of the most common vista problems: Compatibility issues.
1) Vista problems involving compatibility
Vista tends to be a major headache when it comes to compatibility. One of the best methods of dealing with this issue is with a nice feature Microsoft has added into the properties menu when running applications. To access this feature, do the following steps.
a) right click the program’s icon you are trying to run, then click “properties”
b) once the properties menu shows up, you will see a tab called “compatibility”
The settings found in this compatibility menu act as an emulator, where the computer tricks itself into thinking that you are running a different version of windows, or a different type of installation. This will generally help you execute programs that have trouble with compatibility or cause vista problems.
I tend to run programs when I face Vista problems with compatibility using Windows XP SP2 as the options, and then if it still doesn’t work, I try some of the additional check boxed options. I generally get it working through these settings, and additional measures are not necessary.
Vista problems are very common, and I therefore suggest you upgrade to Windows 7, which has a lot better interfacing, troubleshooting, and support. Additionally, you will find that more programs are compatible with Windows 7, than that of Windows Vista help, as Vista is known to have more problems that 7.
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