Friday, 5 August 2011

Download XP Programs to Windows 7

On the Internet, you can find thousands of programs to download for your Windows 7 computer. However, many of these programs are old and were designed for Windows XP. Sometimes the developer has issued an updated version for the newer operating system that you can download. If the developer has not updated the program, you can still download the Windows XP version and operate it on your Windows 7 computer.

This article will help you to download XP Programs to Windows 7.
  1. Open your browser, and go to the Web page that contains the program's download link.
  2. Right-click on the download link, and select "Save Target As." Your browser might say something slightly different. In the navigation window, select "Desktop" and click "Save." Close your browser.
  3. Double-click on the icon for the program you just downloaded. It is an executable installation file. When prompted, click "Yes" to allow the program to make changes to your computer. Follow the installation instructions for the specific program.
  4. Right-click on the icon used to open the program after it has finished installing. Click "Properties."
  5. Click the "Compatibility" tab. Click the box next to "Run Program in Compatibility Mode For." Select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" from the drop-down menu. Click "OK." You can now run the Windows XP program normally in Windows 7.

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