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Windows 10 update.

Had been running since Windows 98 a software program that stayed running in Win 7, Win 8 and Windows 10, up until the latest Windows 10 update. That program will now open to the 1st screen, and that's it. It is able to run perfectly fine in Sandboxie, so I don't understand why it stopped running in it's installed directory.

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Have you checked with the software vendor?
Does it display any error message?

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Hi,

Yes I did. Emailed over 10 years ago along with going to it's website, and no response from email and website was no longer. I even looked up the name of the developer and snail mailed him, but never heard back.

When clicking on the program's *.exe, it opens to the the program's ID screen, then goes no further. I just find it frustrating that it runs fine in Sandboxie, but that's it. Also, searching my Registry, I see no mention of it at all. (I do realize sometimes programs are listed under names that don't match the software name or developer's. )

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Reza-Ameri answered

Try run the program in the compatibility mode:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/make-older-apps-or-programs-compatible-with-windows-10-783d6dd7-b439-bdb0-0490-54eea0f45938
Open start and search for feedback and open Feedback Hub app and report this issue.

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hi there,

Your best bet would be to run the program in Compatibility mode. Please be advised that most programs created for earlier versions will either run poorly or not at all in Windows 10 since the coding and functionality that made them run in older versions are no longer supported in the latest version and build.

The most common way to deal with this kind of situation though is to use virtualization software to create a virtual computer within Windows and install a copy of Windows 98 in that. There are free versions of VMware Player and Virtual Box, possibly others, which you can install in Windows 10 Home edition.



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