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How to Use Windows 10 Compatibility Tools to Run Outdated Apps

Most programs and applications that were built for earlier versions of Windows will continue to work in Windows 10. However, some applications are no longer compatible and may not work as expected, and others may not work at all.

However, there are ways you can continue to use your favorite apps using the Windows 10 compatibility options, provided that you are also aware of the risks.

Security Risks

Attackers are always looking for programs and systems that have vulnerabilities that they can exploit. Microsoft and other vendors regularly release software patches and security updates to address vulnerabilities and keep your computer up to date.

Running outdated applications or EOL (End of Life) programs may cause incompatibility issues and errors. Giving access to hackers is even more important and potentially dangerous to your computer. Outdated software and applications that have not installed critical security updates provide hackers with easy access to software holes.

An example is what happened with 7-Zip. Prior to providing updates to fix serious vulnerabilities, it had security flaws that allowed hackers to gain access to your computer and cause problems.

People who use 7-Zip but haven’t installed the updates are still vulnerable to attacks and put their computers at unnecessary risk.

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This article will describe the Windows 10 compatibility options for running legacy apps on Windows 10:

Run as administrator

If you are trying to use an application or program from an earlier version of Windows, such as XP or 7, try running it as administrator.

Right-click the application or its shortcut and select Run as administrator.

Use the Windows Integrated Program Compatibility Troubleshooter

If the above right-click option doesn’t work, try using the Integrated Windows Program Compatibility Troubleshooter.

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