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INTRODUCTION

The July 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista. When you try to install and run certain earlier games or applications in Windows Vista, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • The game, the application, or the firmware may not be installed correctly.
  • The game, the application, or the firmware may cause system instability.
  • The primary functions of the game, the application, or the firmware may not work correctly.
This update improves application compatibility in Windows Vista by using the following methods:
  • The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows Vista from running on the operating system.
  • The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block provides notification when an application that is incompatible with Windows Vista starts to run.
  • The update improves the application’s functionality in Windows Vista.
These methods apply to the following applications that were added to this update:
  • Deterministic Network Extender (DNE) Driver - 3.12.2
  • Justsystems Ichitaro 2006
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III : The Asian Dynasties Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Speedbit Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 8.1.5.6
  • WinRaR 3.5-3.7
  • Yahoo AutoUpdater 8.1.0.249
This update is cumulative. Therefore, it contains all fixes that were included in previous application compatibility updates. These fixes improve application compatibility in Windows Vista for the following games, applications, and firmware:
  • Absolute Poker Version 5.7
  • ACDSee 8
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS2
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 4.0
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 3
  • AOL 9.0 - x64
  • AOL Safety and Security Center 2.5.4.1
  • ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
  • AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.47
  • Azureus 1.0
  • Battlefield 2 Deluxe
  • BeatJam 2006 SE
  • BitLord 1.1.5.6
  • Bitvise Tunnelier 4.20
  • Calyx Point 5.3
  • Crystal Player Professional 1.97
  • CyberLink PowerCinema 4.0
  • Delphi 7 Professional
  • Digital Zenkoku Map Townpage Database 7
  • Doranet Kids Nyugaku Jyunbi Taikenban
  • Doranet Shogaku Ichinensei Taikenban
  • EasyRecovery Professional Version 6.04
  • Family Feud Online Party
  • Google Desktop 4.2006.1008
  • HD Tach 3
  • HD Tune 2.5.1
  • IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore 3.00
  • IBM SmartSuite Millennium Edition - Freelance Graphics 9.8
  • Justsystems Ichitaro 2006
  • Jv16 Power Tools
  • Label Mighty 6
  • LEGO Star Wars
  • Lenovo Presentation Director 1.0.0.1
  • LimeWire 4.12
  • Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Enterprise Edition
  • Macromedia Fireworks MX2004 7.0.2.295
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III : The WarChiefs Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III
  • Microsoft DevStudio 9.0
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege II
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna
  • Microsoft Encarta Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • Microsoft Money 2005
  • Microsoft Money 2006
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Folders
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Administration Tools Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2
  • Minna de TV Denwa Starter
  • Minna de TV Phone Starter 2.1.0.1
  • MotionDV STUDIO 5.8J for FUJITSU
  • Opera 9.02
  • Palm Desktop 6.0
  • Power Utility - Remote administration 3.1.0.0
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer 6.0.12
  • Rosetta Stone 2.1.3
  • Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5
  • SG TCP Optimizer 2.0.3
  • SmartInstall 2.16
  • Softex OmniPass 1.0.0.1
  • Sony FeliCa Port (PaSoRi) 3.0.0.0
  • SpeedFan 4.31
  • Sun Microsystems J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
  • Sun Microsystems Java Control Panel
  • The Weather Channel Desktop 5.0.1
  • Toshiba Tecra M7 1.70
  • Total Commander 6.55
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2006 (PC-cillin) 14.0 – 14.59
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (PC-cillin) 15.0 – 15.19
  • TweakNow PowerPack 2006
  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 Plus
  • Virtual CD 8

More information

To install the Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
Note After you install this update, a CD device or a DVD device may not work correctly. If you select the device in Device Manager and then view the properties for the device, you may receive the following error message:
The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)
This problem occurs because a earlier application may install drivers that are incompatible with Windows Vista.

For more information about the latest service pack for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update for 32-bit editions of Windows Vista package now.

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Download the Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update for 64-bit editions of Windows Vista package now.

Release Date: July 10, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

The information in this article supersedes the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
932246 March 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
Note This is a "FAST PUBLISH" article created directly from within the Microsoft support organization. The information contained herein is provided as-is in response to emerging issues. As a result of the speed in making it available, the materials may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice. See Terms of Use for other considerations.

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Article ID: 935280 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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