May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update. This update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues that occur in Windows Vista.

When you try to install and to run certain legacy 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, of the application, or of 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 the update:
  • The following builds of Webroot Spy Sweeper Consumer:
    • 5.3.1.2344 through 5.3.2.2368
    • 5.5.1.3172 through 5.5.1.3356
    • 5.5.7.48 through 5.5.7.122
    These builds are hard-blocked.
  • The following builds of Webroot Spy Sweeper Enterprise:
    • 3.0.2.1623 through 3.1.5.2246
    • 3.5.0.3189 through 3.5.0.3586
    These builds are hard-blocked.
  • RealVNC Ltd VNC Server Personal Edition 4

    This application is updated to improve functionality.
  • Microsoft Zune Software

    This application is hard-blocked when you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista.
  • Microsoft Games Explorer

    This application is updated to improve functionality.
  • Sony Picture Package version 1.0 through version 1.8.1

    These applications are hard-blocked.
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 applications:
  • Absolute Poker Version 5.7
  • ACDSee 8
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS2
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 - 7.07
  • 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
  • Deterministic Network Extender (DNE) Driver - 3.12.2
  • 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
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft DevStudio 9.0
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege II
  • Microsoft Encarta Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • Microsoft Money 2005
  • Microsoft Money 2006
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Folders
  • Microsoft Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2
  • 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
  • Minna de TV Denwa Starter
  • Minna de TV Phone Starter 2.1.0.1
  • MotionDV STUDIO 5.8J for FUJITSU
  • Omniquad Total Security 2.0.3.0
  • 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
  • Speedbit Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 8.1.5.6
  • SpeedFan 4.31
  • Sun Microsystems Java Control Panel
  • Sun Microsystems J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
  • 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 through 14.59
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (PC-cillin) 15.0 through 15.19
  • TweakNow PowerPack 2006
  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 Plus
  • Virtual CD 8
  • Webroot Software Spy Sweeper 5.0
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Administration Tools Pack
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • WinRaR 3.5-3.7
  • Yahoo! AutoUpdater 8.1.0.249

MORE INFORMATION

To install the Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 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. When 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 issue occurs because an earlier application may install drivers that are incompatible with Windows Vista.

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Vista package now.

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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems package now.
Release Date: May, 2008

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 information in the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
929427 January 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
932246 March 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
943302 December 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.

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Article ID: 947562 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
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  • Windows Vista Business
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  • Windows Vista Home Basic
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