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Compatibility Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

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    Compatibility Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Compatibility Properties Tab - Restore or Remove
    How to Restore or Remove the "Compatibilty" Tab in Vista
    Compatibility Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    How to Restore or Remove the "Compatibilty" Tab in Vista

    information   Information
    This will show you how to restore or remove the Compatibility tab in the Properties window of all folders, files, shortcuts, and drives for all users on the computer. By default, the Compatibility tab is displayed in Properties.
    Note   Note
    If the methods below do not help in restoring the Compatibility tab, then run the sfc /scannow command to repair the C:\Windows\System32\wer.dll and C:\Windows\System32\faultrep.dll files.

    EXAMPLE: Compatibility tab Before and After removed from Properties
    -tab_restored-jpg-tab_removed-jpg



    METHOD ONE

    Through Local Group Policy Editor

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane, click on Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Application Compatibility. (See screenshot below)
    -group_policy-jpg
    3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Program Compatibility Property Page and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)

    4. To Restore the Compatiblity Tab
    A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 5A)

    B) Go to step 6.
    5. To Remove the Compatiblity Tab -
    A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.
    -properties-jpg
    6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.





    METHOD TWO

    Using a REG File Download

    1. To Restore the Compatiblity Tab
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Restore_Compatibility_Tab.reg

    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Remove the Compatiblity Tab
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Remove_Compatibility_Tab.reg

    download
    3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.

    4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

    5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




    METHOD THREE

    Manually in Registry Editor

    1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

    2. If promped by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).

    3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: If AppCompat is not there, then right click on Windows and click on New and Key. Type AppCompat and press Enter.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat
    -reg1-jpg
    4. To Remove the Compatiblity Tab
    A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)

    B) Type DisablePropPage and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    C) Right click on DisablePropPage and click on Modify.
    -reg2-jpg
    D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)
    -modify-jpg
    E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)

    F) Go to step 6.
    -reg3-jpg
    5. To Restore the Compatiblity Tab
    A) In the right pane, right click on DisablePropPage and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)

    B) Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.
    6. Close regedit.
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: Compatibility Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    I followed both Method 2 and Method 3 and compatability tabs were not restored in my Windows Media Player or Windows DVD Maker (I don't know where else to look for compatability tabs). I need the compatability tabs to be there so I can change the audio filters. My problem is that I can burn a video dvd that will play in my dvd player, but no audio plays. If I play the dvd on the pc it plays audio. I have burned dvds in WMP, WDM and my sony and canon programs. Only the WDM dvd played video only in other dvd player, the others didn't work at all. I am using DVD+R discs. I do not have any extra codecs programs (although I did add the Vista Codecs 64x Package). It is probably obvious to you, but I do not know much about computers, I only follow instructions online. Please advise me. Thank you.

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    Re: Compatibility Properties Tab - Restore or Remove

    Hello Slh134, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    Compatibility Mode is for 3rd party programs and not for Windows system files like WMP or WDM. The options for Compatibilty Mode are grayed out for system files, so you would not be able to change them anyways.

    You should go ahead and post your issue with the codecs, playing video and audio in the Media Center forum area to see if we may be able to help better with it.

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