Thursday, November 18, 2010

Error: Visual Studio setup cannot run in compatibility mode

Today I tried to installing .. Windows Phone Developer Tools RTW in my system. i faced the following Error:

Visual Studio setup cannot run in compatibility mode. For more information see the 'Installing' section in the
Visual Studio Readme at "".

After Google the solution for this problem, i got the followings steps..

1. Right click on setup.exe and click Properties
2. Switch to the Compatibility tab
3. Untick the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" checkbox
4. If you have a button at the bottom of the dialog entitled "Show settings for all users" click this and Untick the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" checkbox
5. Click OK until you have dismissed all dialog windows
6. Go back to the uninstall entry and uninstall as normal.

Wow... It works fine.. :)
Hope It Helps


  1. i tried, but its not works well... please help.. the same error..

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