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Old 04-11-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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Red face Turn off Windows compatibility settings?

Hello all, I'm having a problem with steam right now which disables me from logging on steam. When I open steam, a window pops up stating that I should turn off Windows compatibility settings for all users in order to proceed. I'm not experienced with this sort of thing, so I come here for advice. On Vista, how would I do this? All help is much appreciated.
 
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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Right click the Steam.exe file and select the "Compatibility" tab. De-select the "Run this program in compatibility mode".
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:48 AM   #3
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I right-clicked steam...and I didn't find a compatibility tab...
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #4
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Are you trying from the desktop shortcut, or are you trying from within your Steam installation folder?

Does your Operating System account have administration privileges?
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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I had same issue

To resolve this, open your C drive (if thats where your main files are), then program files then steam folder. In that folder should be two steam icons. One of them represents the .exe file similar to your desktop shortcut. Right click on it and you should find the above mentioned compatability tab
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:01 PM   #6
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If that does not work try:
http://www.edugeek.net/forums/gaming...lity-mode.html
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:11 PM   #7
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Ty for the link, this worked for me when right clicking the .exe did not.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:40 PM   #8
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Cant find "Compatability" tab

I can't find that tab anywere! HELP ME! MY L4D2 WON'T WORK AY ALL!
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:52 PM   #9
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Right click the Steam.exe then select Properties then youll see Compatability tab.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:47 AM   #10
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http://www.techmynd.com/windows-xp-c...de-virtual-pc/

on your desktop right click your steam and the link above shows you the compatability mode disable it
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:55 PM   #11
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Thanks so much, too easy!
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Necro bump...

What if you found the tab but it's not selected and you are still getting the error regarding having windows running in compatibility mode?

Recent patch screwed this up.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:34 PM   #13
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Necro bump...

What if you found the tab but it's not selected and you are still getting the error regarding having windows running in compatibility mode?

Recent patch screwed this up.

Did you check any other suggestion posted on this thread?
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