Troubleshooting: Create a “Program Compatibility Troubleshoot” Shortcut

The  “Program Compatibility Troubleshoot” shortcut may come in handy on Windows 7 or 8, read this to learn more

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Program compatibility is required when you run a program in a new version of an operating system, which was written for an earlier version of the OS. Windows have a Program Compatibility Assistant which detects compatibility issues of a program running and then recommend change in settings to reinstall the program if needed.

E.g. if we try to run a program that is not compatible with the version of OS we are working in, it will show an error message. Now when we close the program, the Program Compatibility Assistant goes through and fixes the error issues and let us re install the driver required by selecting the correct mode. The following tutorial will help you to learn how to create a program compatibility Troubleshoot Shortcut in Windows 8.


Steps to Create a “Program Compatibility Troubleshoot” Shortcut

1. Right click on an empty space in the desktop-> Go to New-> click on Shortcut.

New Shortcut

2. Now write the following command %systemroot%\system32\msdt.exe -id PCWDiagnostic in the location area-> Click Next.

Command for Compatibility Troubleshoot

3. Give a name for the shortcut like Program Compatibility Troubleshoot-> Click Finish.

Name Compatibility Troubleshoot

4. Now your shortcut is ready.

Shortcut Created

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