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Windows XP was designed to allow it to support additional programs even after you install it. The Windows XP Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that expand program compatibility support in Windows XP. This can help to avoid common issues with certain 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 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 with the following programs:
102 Dalmations Puppies to the Rescue - Disney Audigy Utilities - Creative Labs AVIChop - Vasili Papaconstantinou B-17 Flying Fortress - Microprose Backweb Lite Installer - BackWeb Emergency Fighters for Life - WizardWorks FIFA 2002 - EA Sports Grokster - Grokster, Ltd Half-Life CounterStrike - Sierra Hoyle Card Games 5 - Sierra Humongous Registration Program - Humongous Entertainment IConfig - SCM Microsystems Inc. Jamella Diablo II Editor - Jamella Jekyll and Hyde - DreamCatcher Interactive KaZaA - Sharman Networks 2002 Midtown Madness - Microsoft Midtown Madness 2 - Microsoft Moon Tycoon - Legacy Interactive MTV TRL Trivia - Take2 Interactive Need For Speed: Porshe Unleashed - Electronic Arts NHL 2002 - EA Sports Official Formula 1 Racing - EIDOS PhotoDeluxe Business Edition 1.0 - Adobe The Playa - Project Mayo PrintMaster 4.0 - MindScape Sasami 2000 - Nuclei SimMania for Kids: SimPark - Maxis SimMania for Kids: SimTunes - Maxis SimMania for Kids: Widget Workshop - Maxis TaxCut Deluxe 2001 - Block Financial Software Triple Play 2002 - EA Sports Ventura 8: CorelDraw - Corel Works 2001: Calendar - Microsoft
This update also addresses the issues that are included in previous Windows XP Application Compatibility Updates. The programs that are addressed in the previous updates are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
313484 Windows XP Application Compatibility Update (December 17, 2001)
308381 Windows XP Application Compatibility Update (October 25, 2001)
For additional information about how to use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301911 HOW TO: Use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
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