Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Compatibility Update through Dynamic Update: June 2010

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INTRODUCTION

The Windows Application Compatibility Update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft regularly releases application compatibility updates for these Windows operating systems. This update package is available through Dynamic Update during the installation of these Windows operating systems.

Note If the computer is connected to the Internet when you upgrade the operating system, Dynamic Update prompts you to download critical content. You have the option to skip Dynamic Update during setup.

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The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates

When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), in Windows Server 2008 SP2, in Windows 7, and in Windows Server 2008 R2, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • The game, the application, or the firmware is installed incorrectly.
  • The game, the application, or the firmware causes system instability.
  • The primary functions of the game, of the application, or of the firmware do not work correctly.

Applications that experience a change in behavior after you install this update

The following table lists the applications that were added to the cumulative update package. This table also describes the behavior of these applications after you install the update.

Application compatibility updates trigger several changes in Windows Vista SP2, in Windows Server 2008 SP2, in Windows 7, and in Windows Server 2008 R2. The following are the three most common:
  • Hard block

    The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 and with Windows Server 2008 from running on the system.

    Note Microsoft enables Windows to put a hard block on a non-Microsoft application only if the manufacturer of the application gives its consent.
  • Soft block

    The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block notifies you when an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 starts to run.
  • Update

    The update improves the application’s functionality in Windows Vista SP2, in Windows Server 2008 SP2, in Windows 7, and in Windows Server 2008 R2.

Applications that are included in the June 2010 update

For Windows 7 or for Windows Server 2008 R2

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Application Behavior after you install the update
Lenovo Tablet Shortcut MenuGenerates a soft block update request
Logitech QuickCamGenerates an additional soft block on old versions of the application
Sensible Vision's Fast Access softwareGenerates a soft block for old versions of the application
App-VGenerates an upgrade block from Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Lenovo Rescue and Recovery v4.23 and belowGenerates a soft block
Lenovo Rescue and Recovery applicationRemoves the version lie shim for Windows Vista and for Windows 7
O & O Defrag Professional v11.6Enables installation of the application on Windows 7
Alcohol 120% v1.9.8Enables installation and uninstallation of the virtual driver after you upgrade the application
Dell WebCam CentralEnables the application's functionality and prevents a Stop error on old versions of the application when you upgrade to an x64-based version of Windows 7
Alcohol 52% v2.0.0.1331Enables installation and uninstallation of the virtual driver after you upgrade the application
QuotewerksRemoves the existing soft block

For Windows Vista SP2 or for Windows Server 2008 SP2

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Application Behavior after you install the update
Version LieAdds new and renamed CLR DLLs to the Version Lie exclusion list
WinAmpRemoves the Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) application compatibility shim

Update information

How to obtain this update

This update is available from the Microsoft Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
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.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Vista service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
For more information about how to obtain a Windows Server 2008 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968849 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the following updates:
929427 The Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
932246 March 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
935280 July 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
943302 December 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
947562 May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update
954366 The August 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update is available
957388 December 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update
976264 Application Compatibility Update for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: February 2010

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductSR_LevelService branch
    6.0.600 2 . 18xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2GDR
    6.0.600 2 . 22xxxWindows Vista and Windows Server 2008SP2LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable88,56416-Apr-201009:53Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable3,370,86616-Apr-201009:53Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and of Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable58,42616-Apr-201009:55Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable56,18216-Apr-201009:55Not applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable58,42616-Apr-201009:53Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable53,88016-Apr-201009:53Not applicable
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0.20xxxWindows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable151,37216-Apr-201008:04Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable4,051,09616-Apr-201008:04Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable105,87016-Apr-201007:59Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable121,26816-Apr-201007:59Not applicable
Sysmain32.sdbNot applicable3,918,46416-Apr-201008:00Not applicable
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Drvmain.sdbNot applicable105,87016-Apr-201007:58Not applicable
Sysmain.sdbNot applicable118,24616-Apr-201007:58Not applicable
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 982520 - Last Review: June 22, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2
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