sql server compact windows 8.1 error

We are installing a program from windows 7 to windows 8.1, and we are getting an error when we try to restore the database to the program.  The program installed with no problem.  

Here is the error:

you are trying to access an older version of a sql server compact edition database.  if this is a sql server ce 1 or 2 database, run upgrade.exe.  if this is a sql server compact edition 3 or later database, run compact /repair.

Where do I go to run compact /repair?   I am used to sql management studio but I don't see it.  
I have download sql compact 3.1, 3.5, and 4.
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Joshua HopkinsPresidentCommented:
Which version of SQL compact are you running on your Windows 7 computer?  You need to be running the same version.  I would suggest that you update the Windows 7 computer SQL compact to 3.1 or 3.5 then try and migrate the database.
TomBallaAuthor Commented:
The old computer has compact 3.1 and 3.5 installed.  Can windows 8.1 use 3.5 or does it need a newer version?
Joshua HopkinsPresidentCommented:
Windows 8 has issues with 3.x but it does work with version 4.x.  You can download load 4.x from here.

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