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Does Windows 10 support all the compatibility modes that Windows 7 did?

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magellan

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Jul 20, 2002
I still play old, old games (Xwing Alliance for one). Does Windows 10 still support Windows 98 compatibility mode and all the others?
 

Zuzzz

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Mar 11, 2003
I just looked and it shows it has support all the way back to Win95. ymmv

Z
 

Audioaficionado

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Apr 29, 2002
That's a given with x64 OS :D

I've always had a 32bit OS in a VM to run 16bit apps.

Maybe a Docker can be built for legacy 16bit/8bit apps that runs in windows.
 

c627627

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Feb 18, 2002
Just in case anyone is taking you guys seriously, there was never any support earlier than Windows 95.
But I still use 16-bit WordPerfect 5.1 [frequently] on Windows 8/10 64-bit through a DOS Box modified program, so these things can be done...
 

Tech Tweaker

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Dec 14, 2010
I just looked and it shows it has support all the way back to Win95. ymmv

Z
Really?

I thought they didn't have support back past Windows 7? I remembered hearing there was no support for XP-based programs/applications (or older).
 
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c627627

c(n*199780) Senior Member
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This is incorrect.
If things work under Windows 8.1 - they work under Windows 10 as a general rule.
Compatibility TAB is identical.
 

Zuzzz

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Really?

I thought they didn't have support back past Windows 7? I remembered hearing there was no support for XP programs/applications.

There is no MS support for the older OS's. What this thread is about is whether a program can run under said OS. In this case Windows 10. And Windows 10 will run programs in compatibility mode as far back as Win95. Also as c627627 noted you can use a DOS box to run 16-bit programs. I think there may have been some confusion.

Z
 

Tech Tweaker

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There is no MS support for the older OS's. What this thread is about is whether a program can run under said OS. In this case Windows 10.

Z
I know, that was what I was talking about as well, I wasn't confused at all.