XPlite can uninstall Program Compatibility Wizard, re-install or repair Program Compatibility Wizard on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Program Compatibility Wizard Program Compatibility Wizard

Help Center interface for the Application Compatibility Engine which allows Windows to modify the running environment of legacy applications.

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find Program Compatibility Wizard under the group titled Operating System Options Operating System Options.

Install Program Compatibility Wizard:

If you install Program Compatibility Wizard to your system using XPlite Professional you will also be required to install the following components that Program Compatibility Wizard requires:

Uninstall Program Compatibility Wizard:

Program Compatibility Wizard is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Program Compatibility Wizard without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Program Compatibility Wizard. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Program Compatibility Wizard using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Program Compatibility Wizard and reinstall to repair Program Compatibility Wizard on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Program Compatibility Wizard

Of 1817 sampled Windows XP users, 1060 left Program Compatibility Wizard installed and 757 people uninstalled Program Compatibility Wizard from their system.

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Program Compatibility Wizard is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Program Compatibility Wizard is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Program Compatibility Wizard is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial