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How does Windows Compatibility Mode work?

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Vadim RappFlag for United States of America asked on
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There are many articles on the web that tell about compatibility mode in Windows, how to enable it, etc. But I was not able to find anywhere, how it actually works, i.e. what specific changes are made by Windows for an executable in compatibility mode.
We just had an instance when one specific exe was crashing in one particular scenario; and we were able to fix it by running it in Vista compatibility mode. So I'm wondering, what specifically changed in the way the exe ran?
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