How to Obtain the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit

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Summary
The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) is a collection of useful tools and documents that enable both program developers and IT professionals to resolve application compatibility issues. ACT runs on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000 Professional or Windows 2000 Server with Service Pack 3. This article provides information about how to obtain and install ACT.
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How to Obtain and Install ACT

For information about how to obtain and install ACT, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For additional information about program compatibility with Windows XP, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
294403 Description of Windows XP Matching Information (Grabmi.exe) Tool
286575 “Designed for Microsoft Windows XP” Application Test Framework 1.1
292533 HOW TO: Use Windows Program Compatibility Mode in Windows XP
294416 HOW TO: Use Qfixapp.exe in Windows XP
286568 Using Application Verifier to Troubleshoot Applications in Windows XP
285909 How to Troubleshoot Program Compatibility Issues in Windows XP
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition

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