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How to fix Steam when it thinks it's running in compatibility mode

Discussion in 'Games' started by Black Panther, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderatorâ„¢ Staff Member

    May 30, 2007
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    I just started my computer and out of nowhere I got this message:


    Running Win 7, there is no option for 'compatibility settings' under 'file properties' for Steam.exe so this appears to be a dead end. Through googling I learnt that even reinstalling Steam afresh doesn't solve this problem!

    The solution is:

    1.Hit start->run->regedit
    2.Go to key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
    3.Look for a entry with your path to steam.exe
    4.Delete that entry
    5.If you dont find it there try HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
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