How to Use Microsoft Combat Simulator With Windows Vista

by Michael Butler

Microsoft's Combat Flight Simulator series of video games allows players to engage in simulated combat using the specifications of real historical planes. Those games in the series that were produced before Windows Vista was released are not designed to work with the newer operating system. If you have problems running an older version of Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator on Vista, set up the game to run in compatibility mode.

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Right-click on the icon used to start the game.

2

Click "Properties" in the menu.

3

Click the "Compatibility" tab.

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Check the box next to "Run this program in compatibility mode for." Then, select an older version of Windows from the drop-down menu. Different versions of the software require different versions of Windows. Start by choosing "Windows XP." If that does not fix the problem, work your backward through the versions of Windows until you find the one that works for your version of the game.

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Click "OK."

About the Author

A professional writer, Michael Butler has been writing Web content since 2010. Butler brings expertise in legal and computer issues to his how-to articles. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Washburn University. Butler also has a Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington.

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