Compatibility mode for shortcuts that directly point to files on CDROM drive

Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission

Summary:
I was installing a kid's game that needs to run in XP's 256 color and 640x480 res, but the shortcut the install program made didn't have the 'compatibility' tab. I noticed that the shortcut was pointed directly to a program on the CD in the drive.

Steps:

-Turns out that the 'properties' tab of a CD shortcut is not there unless the CD drive is empty.

-So I empty the CD drive

-open the properties of the shortcut

-put the CD back in,

-then fiddle with compatibility modes.

-test.

Works like a charm.
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