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Windows XP is designed to support additional programs after you install it. The Windows XP Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that addresses common program issues. These updates help Windows XP to support these programs or to avoid common issues that you may experience with these programs. Microsoft recommends that you download this compatibility update if you are having problems with any of the programs that this update is designed to support.
This update is available on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
For additional information about the latest version of the latest update, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
319580 Windows XP Application Compatibility Update (April 10, 2002)
For additional information about the latest service pack for Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
This update addresses issues in the following programs:
Beyond Atlantis 1.0--DreamCatcher Games CDSPACE 4.0--Space International Corel PhotoPaint 9--Corel Corporation (Only the international versions [East Asian languages] are affected) Corel Print Office 2000--Corel Corporation Encyclopedia Britannica 2002--Britannica Gnotella 1.0.3--Gnotella Grand Theft Auto 2--RockStar Games HP Easy Internet Access--Hewlett-Packard ICONFIG--SCM Microsystems Inc. Lotus Approach 9.0--Lotus Development Corp. Math Shop Deluxe--Scholastic Namco History Vol.2--Namco (Only the international versions [East Asian languages] are affected) Norton Antivirus 7.x--Symantec Corporation Norton Ghost Explorer--Symantec Corporation PageKeeper Pro 3.0--Caere PCAnywhere 10--Symantec Corporation PCAnywhere 9.2--Symantec Corporation PhotoDelux for Family--Adobe (Only the international versions [East Asian languages] are affected) Remote Center (Rcenter.exe)--Creative Labs Roboword--TechnoCraft ServerStart 4.07.03 Serverview Management--Fujitsu Shock Price 500: Gomoku Narabe--Sony Music Entertainment Japan (International version only affected) Shock Price 500: Hasami Shogi--Sony Music Entertainment Japan (International version affected) Shock Price 500: Quiz500--Sony Music Entertainment Japan (International version only affected) Tiger Woods 99--EA Sports (Only the international versions [East Asian languages] are affected) Toy Story Activity Center--Disney Interactive Microsoft Windows 2000 Administration Tools (International versions only affected) Microsoft Works 2000: Japanese- Hagaki2000--Microsoft ZoneAlarm--Zone Labs Inc.
This update also addresses the issues that are included in the previous Windows XP Application Compatibility Update. The programs that are addressed in this update are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
308381 Windows XP Application Compatibility Update (October 25, 2001)
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