Visit the Windows Vista Compatibility Center to determine whether a particular application or device is compatibleMost applications and devices will run successfully on a computer that is running Windows Vista. If you have concerns about a particular application or device, visit the Windows Vista Compatibility Center to see specific compatibility information about that product before upgrading.
Contact the software vendorWe recommend that you contact the software vendor of any programs that you want to use in Windows Vista to verify compatibility with Windows Vista. For more information about program compatibility issues in Windows Vista, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Article ID: 931359 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3