Program compatibility date range

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Program Compatibility Date Range (PCDR) of a computer determines the date range of programs it can run. Windows XP is widely recognized for its expansive PCDR, which covers games from as old as the 1980s. Windows Vista, however, wasn't so lucky, largely due to the addition of the Program Files (x86) file that outlawed the installation of, and therefore usage of DOS Programs from Vista. This contributed to Vista's intense negative reception, along with its overly-secure structure.


Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Program_compatibility_date_range&oldid=601860151"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Program_compatibility_date_range
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Program compatibility date range"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA