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    Default My legacy program freezes when opening a new window in the program

    When I am using my legacy program, and have several files open, the program will not open in full, when I want to change/open a new window in the legacy program.
    When pressing for example the "book icon", the new window just opens half.
    What can be done to solve this problem?
    I am running windows xp
    Best regards, John

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    Use Compatibility Mode When Multiple Fixes Are Needed

    Often an application will require more than one compatibility fix. In this case, Microsoft has grouped commonly used compatibility fixes into something called a compatibility mode. When trying to find a solution to a compatibility issue it is best to begin by applying a compatibility mode. Compatibility modes may be applied using the Compatibility tab found in the Properties sheet for the executable, as shown below in Figure 1.

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    Sorry.
    Make no sense to me.
    What can I do to solve the problem?
    Normally, Microsoft guidelines is hard to understand, og impossible to understand for me.
    I believe, I need to change some settings on my computer, but not able to trace a solution.
    When I close down my computer, and restart again, the problem is solved for some time.
    But it is a bit frustrating to do so again and again.
    Hope there is a way in how to do to solve the problem.
    Best regards, John

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    That is the compatibility mode in the image

    You right click on the legacy program and select it to run on an older OS like W2K or Win 98

    Using the Windows Program Compatibility mode

    When you use Windows Program Compatibility mode, many of the most common issues that prohibit earlier versions of programs from working correctly are resolved. If you run a program and it does not function as expected, it is recommended that you run the program in one of the compatibility environments. To run programs in Windows Program Compatibility mode in Microsoft Windows XP, follow these steps:
    1. Right click on the link of the program that you want to fix.
    2. Click on Properties.
    3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
    4. Click on Run this program in compatibility mode and select one of these:
      • Windows 95
      • Windows 98
      • Windows NT 4
      • Windows 2000

    5. Under Display settings, click to select the mode that you think that is necessary for the program to work correctly:
      • Run in 256 colors.
      • Run in 640 X 480 screen resolution.
      • Disable visual themes.

    6. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    7. Double click on the program.
    BTW: did it work before and just started having a problem?....if so ...try a system restore to when it was working well

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    When I start using the legacy program, there is no problem in the beginning.
    After hours, the program freezes, when I press the "book icon".
    When I close down the program, and close all other folders/ internet pages, and make a restart of the computer, it works well again.
    For some time, then the problen occour again.
    The problem has been present since the beginning.
    Best regards, John

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    What is the program that you are running?

    If it is legacy....then the option is to run it as a legacy via compatibility

    It may run for awhile but it will eventually corrupt a newer Windows OS...especially if it is a DOS program

    DOS will run fine in a Win XP Window if set up correctly
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    Yes. It is a Legacy program.
    Legacy has been running well for over a year without any problems.
    Now the problems occour, I believe, if I have opened too many folders/ programs.
    If I only run Legacy without any other opened folders, there is no problem.
    Best regards. Johh

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    OK good luck
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    Hi.
    I will try to run the program in Compatibility mode.
    I try to select Windows 95, and will check if it works.
    Best regards, John

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    Hi.
    Thanks a lot to abseh1 for your kind assistance.
    Best regards, John

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