Monthly Archives: March 2011

Running Compatibility Mode on remote .exe's, Impossible not!

I love W7, but sometimes things still go wrong. We have an acient program that runs the .exe from a network source using a VisualFoxPro DB.

It kept having occasional crashes, which is very anoying when in a reception enviroment and live production enviroment.

The answer is to run the .exe in compatability mode, but the .exe is on a romote network resource, caqn it be done?

Fortunately, W7 proves it is up for the job;

Follow the steps below:
1. Click Start.
2. Type in Troubleshooter in the Start Search.
3. Click on Programs.
4. Click on Program Compatibility.
5. Click Next.
6. Click Not Listed.
7. Enter the .exe file path in the location (this should be \remote-driveancient-softwareancient.EXE)

8. Click Try Recommended Settings

9. Settings should apply Windows Compatibility Mode: Windows XP

10. Click Next

11. Click Start the Program button, it will error as its not passing a start in location for our application

12. Click Cancel on the error messages from the premier software

13. Click Next

14. Click Yes, save these setting for this program

15. Click Close

16. Close and re-open the Ancient-Program shortcut. :)

Lost your homepages? Why not create a backup (of sorts!)

This happens to my profile alot, no body elese just mine, very irratating.

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

Your home page is displayed when Internet Explorer first opens or when you click the Home button , and it can consist of either a single page or a set pages. Saving your current collection of home page tabs as favorites lets you keep them even if you reinstall Internet Explorer, delete the home pages, or reset Internet Explorer to its default settings.

To save home pages as favorites

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • If you’re using Internet Explorer 8, click the Favorites button, click the arrow next to the Add to Favorites button, and then click Add Current Tabs to Favorites.
  • If you’re using Internet Explorer 7, click the Add to Favorites button, and then click Add Tab Group to Favorites.
  1. Type the name you want to give to the tab group (for example, Home page backup), pick the folder you want to create the backup in, and then click Add. Your home pages are now saved as favorites.

To restore your home page tabs

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
  2. Do one of the following:
  • In Internet Explorer 8, click the Favorites button.
  • In Internet Explorer 7, click the Favorites Center button .
  1. Point to your home page backup folder, and then click the arrow to the right of the folder name .
  2. Click the arrow next to the Home button , click Add or Change Home Page, click Use the current tab set as your home page, and then click Yes.