This version of the file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running Fix

A specific version of the software can run only on a designated hardware specification. For most of the cases, this ‘hardware specification’ is the architecture of your CPU. The same goes for the Windows version. There are two types- x32 bit or x64 bit. If you try to run an x32-bit software that was designed to be run on an x64-bit computer, you will see “This version of the file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running” error message.


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Fix – 1 Use compatibility mode

Sometimes the software you are trying to use is designed to run on older Windows 10 systems.

1. Go to the location of the application.

2. Right-click on the application and then click on “Properties“.

 

Props

 

3. When the Properties window opens up, click on the “Compatibility” tab.


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4. Check the option “Run this program in compatibility mode for:

 

Compatibily Mode Run This Program

 

5. Then, click on the drop-down.

6. After that, click on “Windows 8“.

 

Windows 8

 

7. Check the option “Run this program as an administrator“.

8. Finally, click on “Apply” and click on “OK“.

 

Run This Program

 

Try to open the application again.

Fix – 2 Run as administrator

1. Right click on the program which is giving you this error.

2. Click on run as administrator.

 

Run Admin Paint Net

Fix 3 – Check the System Information

It’s very easy to check what version of Windows you are using.

1. At first, you need to first Windows key+R keys together.

2. To open the System Information window, type this code and click on “OK“.

msinfo32

 


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Win + R Run Command Msinfo32 Ok

 

3. Once the System Information window appears, on the right-hand side, check out the ‘System Type‘.

4. You will notice that the system is either ‘32-bit‘ or ‘64-bit‘.

 

System Type

 

This should tell you whether you are using the compatible version of  Windows or not.

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1 thought on “This version of the file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running Fix”

  1. Then this tells me resellers are loading off-lease PCs with the WRONG VERSION which isn’t what I paid for.

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