Tekzilla Daily: Run old Windows programs in VistaHere's a simple solution to Vista's compatibility issues with older Windows software.
[ Sound effect ] ^M00:00:04 >> Today's Tekzilla Daily is brought to you by GoDaddy.com. ^M00:00:07 [ Music ] ^M00:00:10 >> Welcome to Tekzilla Daily. I'm Veronica Belmont. If you've just switched to Vista, you might find that some of your older applications don't play nice with your new OS. Fortunately, Vista has built in a compatibility mode that will run a specified application under a previous version of Windows that's more compatible. Just right click your troubled program's icon and select "properties." Choose the compatibility tab, and you'll be able to choose certain settings for that program to run with. You can choose to run as XP or even all the way back to Windows 95. Other settings include running at 640 by 480 resolution or downsizing to 256 colors. While this will remove most Windows related issues with software compatibility, it won't handle hardware incompatibilities. But if you're running across some issues running older software on your Vista Machine, try out the handy, dandy compatibility mode. Got a tip for us to pass along to the rest of the TZ crew? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and as always, Tekzilla.com, it's the place to find more tips, tricks, product reviews, and how-tos. ^M00:01:06 If you want to make an impact online, GoDaddy.com has what you need, dot-com names as low as $1.99 plus world class hosting, fast and easy website builders, and much more. Plus enter code TZD5 when you check out, and save an additional $10.00 of any order of $40.00 or more. Some restrictions apply, see site for details. Get your piece of the Internet at GoDaddy.com. ^M00:01:30 [ Sound effect ] [ Bang ] >> Oh my God. ^E00:01:38