WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL
CONFIGURE APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY SETTINGS
Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 or later includes a tool that you
can use to configure compatibility mode settings for applications.
This can enable an older application to run on Windows 2000 when it
might otherwise experience problems.
Windows doesn't display compatibility settings. To expose these settings,
open a command prompt, and enter the following command. (If you didn't
install Windows in \winnt, replace \winnt with the proper location.)
After registering the DLL, create a shortcut to the application for
which you want to configure compatibility settings. Right-click the
shortcut, and select Properties. On the Compatibility tab, select
the Run In Compatibility Mode check box, and choose a compatibility
layer from the drop-down list. When you launch the application from
the shortcut, Windows uses settings specific to the selected compatibility
mode to run the application.
need more control over application compatibility, try the Application
Compatibility utility (Apcompat.exe), which you'll find in the Support
folder on the Windows 2000 CD. This tool offers options and features
you can use to fine-tune application compatibility.