Hello lovely people 🙂
If you are trying to get work done quickly constant popping up of the administrator *Programme Compatibility Assistant* can be mighty annoying. Therefore, in our today’s session on computer repairs how tos we will take a look at how you can turn the darn thing off.
It can be very handy to turn this off as it helps save time if you are configuring workstations on a domain or even on your own computer.
Please Note: This tip is targeted at administrators and power users. PCA monitors programmes for known compatibility issues and can be very beneficial for end users.
How to turn Programme Compatibility Assistant off on a Local Machine
If for example, you are testing software it does save a LOT of time having the feature turned off. For this reason you may want or need to have it turned off on a local machine.
To begin, click on Start and type services.msc into the search box and hit enter.
Then scroll down to the Programme Compatibility Assistant Service and click Stop.
You will receive the following *Service Control* screen briefly while it is shutdown. Then to turn it back on simply repeat the same process.
You may want to completely disable it if you are doing multiple reboots.
How to disable the Programme Compatibility Assistant Using Local Group Policy Editor
In the start menu enter gpedit.msc and then hit Enter.
Now navigate to User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsApplication Compatibility. Over on the left side under Setting double click on Turn off Compatibility Assistant.
Then click on Enabled and click on Apply and OK then close out of Local Group Policy Editor.
Please remember we do not recommend that our average home users disable the PCA as it can cause system instability and conflicts. These tips are for power users and administrators – when you have the PCA turned off it will save you a lot of time and frustration.
Over and out