Some programs not opening on a new computer, while others do [Closed]

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Hello,

I just bought a new computer and have spent the last 2-3 days installing all of my usual programs on to it. While for the most part this has been fine (Chrome, utorrent, VLC, a subtitle editor etc.) a few programs either give me errors on start up (CDisplay) or just don't start up at all after initial loading screens (Sigil, Calibre). Obviously I have uninstalled and reinstalled, to no effect.

Any idea what might cause some programs to fail while others work fine?

Many thanks

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these programs were probably written for Windows XP.

perhaps this will help:

https://www.howtogeek.com/228689/how-to-make-old-programs-work-on-windows-10/