But probably this article may bring you good news! In case your old programs just says “Not Allowed” when you try to run it on Windows 8, you still may have a chance left for you as there is a secret option of Compatibility mode. Growing deeper, this mode tricks programs into thinking that they’re running under their favourite older version of Windows, letting them run in comfort.
And when your old program has problems in showing them on Windows 8, you may simply follow these steps and it may probably help you to come out of the messy situation.
Note: The Windows 8 Compatibility Mode works only for programs written for Windows Vista or later Windows versions. That won’t help programs written for Windows XP or earlier Windows versions.
- To start the process you first need to right-click the program’s icon and then choose Properties.
- After a moment when you can clearly see the Properties dialog box appears, simply click the Compatibility tab.
- After that go to the Run Compatibility Troubleshooter button and hit it.
- At this the system uses its own and complex process and asks Windows 8 to try and guess what version of Windows your program needs, and then it applies the changes. If the program begins working, you’re through. Congratulations!
- In case the program still fumbles with your newly adopted Windows 8 then you can go back to Step 2. There simply go in the Compatibility Mode section, select the Run This Program in Compatibility Mode for check box and select the program’s desired Windows version from the drop-down list.
- Also do check the program’s box or its manual to know which version is it compatible with. Click OK and then try running your program again to see whether it works better.
But even after the whole ruffle-shuffle process your program still doesn’t be friends with you; probably you need to upgrade it to a newer version.