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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Fixing Malfunctioning Legacy Applications or Services

Just because you are using Windows XP doesn't mean that all of your applications are Windows XP-ready. In fact, most users have more legacy applications than they do Windows XP-certified applications on their computer. There is no guarantee that legacy applications will run properly under Windows XP. Problems range from minor display-related problems to major application crashes including general protection faults and loss of associated data.

Since most users are unwilling to give up their legacy applications, Microsoft included legacy compatibility modes to improve your chance of running your favorite legacy application. Legacy services that have problems running under Windows XP should be ...

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