Software Compatibility List: Windows Vista

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  1. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

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    Here is a list of software that is supposed to be compatible with Windows Vista.
    (software works, sorted by name)

    1 Click DVD to DivX AVI
    2BrightSparks SyncBack SE v4.1.0.161 (added - See Minor Issues below)
    2BrightSparks SyncBack v3.2.14.0 (32-bit) (minor problem first time running, had to kill the application and then re-run it)
    3am Labs LogMeIn - Installs and runs fine. Cannot wake screen up after a remote session has been used, the machine must be put to sleep and woke up again to wake up screen.
    7-Zip (32/64-bit)
    8rdavcore - NOTE: Must be run as the Administrator
    A43 v2.49 (32-bit)
    AAA Logo 1.22
    Abyss Web Server (version 2.4)
    ACDSeeâ„¢ Pro 8.1.99 Photo Manager
    Acer Launch Manager (laptop utility)
    Acronis True Image 10 Home
    Acronis True Image 9 Server/Ent (Note: Incremental backups work if Vista's auto-defrag is disabled)
    Acronis True Image 9 Workstation (full backup only, incremental backup does not work)
    Acronis True Image Home v10.0.4871
    Actual Window Manager v4.3
    Adobe Acrobat 3D v7
    Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0 (x86 only)
    Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8 (32-bit), 7.0.9
    Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
    Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
    Adobe Acrobat Reader Pre-Release 8
    Adobe After Effects 7.0
    Adobe Creative Suite 2
    Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28
    Adobe Macromedia Studio 8
    Adobe PageMaker 7.01 - 32bit
    Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0 - 32-bit (DL and install the "EPS Parser" if you like)
    Adobe Photoshop 5.0 - 32bit
    Adobe Photoshop 5.5 - 32bit
    Adobe Photoshop 7.0 - 32bit
    Adobe Photoshop CS - 32bit
    Adobe Photoshop CS2
    Adobe Photoshop CS3 BETA
    Adobe Premiere 6.5
    Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
    Advanced RAR Password Recovery 1.53
    Advanced Vista Codec Package 4.2.0
    Advanced WindowsCare PRO v2
    Age of Empires and the Rise of Rome expansion
    Age of Empires II and the Conquerors expansion
    AI RoboForm Roboform v6.8.4
    AIM / Aim Classic 5.9
    Alcohol-Soft Alcohol 120%
    Aliens versus Predator 2
    ALWIL Software avast! v4.7 Home Edition (32/64-bit) (28 language versions)
    ALWIL Software avast! v4.7 Professional Edition (32/64-bit) (28 language versions)
    ALWIL Software avast! Virus Cleaner Tool - version 1.0.209 (32-bit) (Czech)
    Amadis iPod PSP 3GP MP4 AVI Video Converter
    Americas Army 2.7 (32-bit) - you have to manually update punkbuster then run as admin
    Anno 1701
    Apollo v3.7zy
    Apple iTunes **** latest version
    Apple iTunes Library Updater 1.22
    Apple Quicktime v7.1.3 (32/64-bit) - installs as 32-bit app under 64-bit Vista
    Architectural Desktop 2007
    Ares 1.9.5, 1.9.9
    Armed and Dangerous
    Arx Fatalis
    Ashampoo Burning Studio 6
    Ashampoo Magical Snap (v1.10, 05/08/2006)
    Ashampoo Photo Commander 5 (v5.10, 11/06/2006)
    Ashampoo UnInstaller Platinum 2 (2.5, 08/29/2006) [4]
    Ashampoo® Magical Defrag
    Ashampoo® Magical Security
    ASP Dictionary - in Slovenian (32bit)
    AtomixMP3 DJ: Virtual DJ v2.0 and AtomixMP3 v2.3
    Audacity v1.3.2-beta (32-bit)
    Audioactive Production Studio 1.05
    Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.1.0
    AutoCAD 2007
    AutoHotkey v1.0.45.04 and v1.0.46.00 (32/64-bit) (runs as 32-bit app under Vista x64)
    Avant Browser 11 Build 25
    Azureus 2.5.00 or newer(32-bit)
    Baldur's Gate (32bit) (Polish version, English should work well too)
    Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (32bit) (Polish version, English should work well too)
    Battle for Middle-Earth 1 & 2
    Battlefield 2 & Special Forces (Run BF2.exe As Administrator.)
    Battlefield 2142
    beepa Fraps (v2.8.3)
    Belarc Advisor
    BitComet 0.77
    Blood II The Chosen (It rarely crashes, but this was happening under XP too.)
    Bradbury TopStyle Lite 2.1 - Installs fine as user but must be run as administrator or it will crash.
    Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
    Browzar (32-bit) (Do NOT use this! It´s a fraud, a SCAM!)
    Bryce 6.0 By DAZ
    BS Player 2.11.940
    Burn4Free CD and DVD v2.6 - NOTE: Prior (v2.x) versions of Burn4Free sometimes crash under Windows Vista. Windows Vista recommends upgrading to the latest version to solve the problem.
    CA eTrust PestPatrol Antispyware v4.4.4.81 (32-bit)
    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    Call of Duty & United Offensive
    Call of Duty 2 (run cod2mp_s.exe in XP SP2 compability mode; SP fine.)
    Camtasia Studio Recorder 4
    CCleaner v1.36.430 (32-bit)
    Chaos Software Group Chaos Intellect 3
    Chaos Software Group Chaos Intellect 3
    Chaos Software Group Time & Chaos 7
    Civilization III (run as administrator, XP SP2 compatibility mode)
    ClamWin portable v0.88.5
    ClarisWorks 5.0 for Windows
    Cobra 11 - Nitro (StarForce protection vista-update required)
    Combined Community Codec Pack With the Quicktime and RealPlayer alternative codecs you can play just about everything and includes Media Player Classic
    Command & Conquer: Generals
    Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty
    Condemned - Criminal Origins
    ConTEXT v0.98.5 (32-bit)
    CoolEdit Pro 2.0
    Corel Graphics Suite X3
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11 (Corel Corp. says that this version should not work under Windows XP SP2 but I have tryed it on Vista, works OK)
    Counter-Strike 1.6
    Counter-Strike Condition Zero
    Counter-Strike Source
    CPU-Z v1.38
    CreamSoft Pajaczek NxG 5.6.1
    Creative Tools: Creative AudioHQ, Creative Recorder, Creative Mixer etc...
    Cricket 07 (Australian version - works on both x86 & x64)
    Crimson Editor 3.70 Release
    Cyberlink PowerDVD 6
    Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
    CyberLink PowerDVD Copy (may have problem during installation but if you keep trying it will run fine).
    Daemon Tools 4.08HE
    Damn NFO Viewer 2.10.0032 RC3
    DC++ RevConnect
    DC++ v0.698
    Deal or No Deal
    DeepBurner 1.8 - (32 Bit)
    Deepnet Explorer 1.53 beta (32-bit)
    Delta Force Black Hawk Down & Team Sabre
    Deus Ex
    Dexpot v1.4 (32-bit)
    Diablo I
    Diablo II - NOTE: For best results, set Compatibility Mode for application to Windows XP SP2 in the shortcut's properties and run as Administrator. This should allow all features of game to work properly, including LAN and Battle.Net play.
    Diskeeper® Corporation's Diskeeper® 2007 (32/64-bit) (Requires a free update which is expected to be available by the first part of 2007)
    Doom 3 (Requires working OpenGL support)
    Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Requires working OpenGL support)
    Doomsday 3D Engine v1.9.0 Beta 4
    Download Accelerator Plus 8(DAP)
    Download Master
    Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition with all Add-Ons (for Windows Edition; not original 16-bit MS-DOS) (This game works slowly with too low performance if you don't install the driver of your graphic card manually although Vista automatically recognizes and installs the drivers of your graphic card and DirectX.)
    Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack (HRP) (also External Release (XTR)) v1.0
    Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
    Dungeon Keeper
    DVD Decrypter
    DVD Rebuilder Pro 1.20.5
    DVD Shrink 3.2
    DVDFab Platinum beta
    DVDLAB Pro 2.2
    DVDMaestro_v2.9.2915a (needs to be run as administrator - works, but Cinemaster playback drivers fail)
    EA Link for EA Games
    Eclipse 3.2.1
    eDonkey2000 1.4.3 Lite
    Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
    Electronic Cosmo's MPEG Suite 1.5 (32bit)
    EMSI Software a-squared Free v2.1
    eMule 0.47x with a lot of modes (32-bit)
    ESET NOD32 v2.70.16 or newer (32/64-bit)
    Ethereal (32 bit)
    Etrust Etrust EZ CA Antivirus v8.2.0.13 (32-bit)
    Everquest II
    F1 2006 (Win 98/Me Compatibility Mode)
    Fake Webcam
    FastStone Image Viewer 2.8
    FBI: Hostage Rescue
    ffdshow (use Celtic Druid's (x64)
    FIFA 07
    File Securer Version: 3.95
    Filezilla (32-bit)
    Final Recovery v2.1 (tested in 64bit only)
    FireTrust MailWasher Pro Ver. 5.3 (32-bit)
    FlashGet 1.73 Build 128 (32/64-bit) and 1.8 Final (32-bit)
    Flatout 2 (European with Starforce update)
    Flight Simulator 2004
    Flight Simulator X
    Flock 0.78 (32-bit)
    FolderShare (32-bit)
    Foobar2000 v0.8.3, v0.9.4.1 and v0.9.4.2
    Football Manager 2007
    Fraps 2.8.1+
    Free Download Manager
    Free Easy HI-Q Recorder 2.0
    FrostWire Beta (clone of LimeWire PRO and uses Java like it, but doesn't disable Aero)
    Fruity Loops 6.0.8 (32bit) - works great, performance slightly sub-par
    FTP Navigator 7.5 Small and simple ftp client (32-bit)
    Futuremark 3DMark05 1.3.0
    Futuremark 3DMark06 1.1.0
    Futuremark PCMark05 1.2.0
    FXsound DFX Audio Enhancement v8.0 for Windows Media Player & Winamp
    GameXP 1.6 - NOTE: It shows "Windows XP 6.00.6000 Professional" in the operating system information line/
    Genie-soft Genie Backup Manager Pro 6.0 (32-bit) office 2007 not supported
    GetRight 6.1
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
    GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 4.2
    GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 8
    GMail Drive Shell Extension 1.0
    Golden Bow Systems VOpt 8.08 (32-bit)
    GoldWave v5.17 (32-bit)
    GOM Media Player
    Google Earth 4.0.2416 (beta)Build Date Oct 31 2006
    Google Sketchup
    Google Talk
    Gothic 3 (Windows Vista wont allow 2 files to install in system folder(64 bit))
    Grand Prix 4
    Grand Theft Auto II
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition v7.5.441 (32-bit)
    Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition v7.5.441 (64-bit)
    GTK Radiant 1.4.x, 1.5.x (+latest q3map2)
    Guild Wars: Factions (German)
    GunBound WC
    Half Life
    Half Life 2 & Half Life 2: Episode One
    Halo: Combat Evolved(need a patch windows tel you about it)
    Halo: Custom Edition(needs a update tho download
    Hamachi (32-bit)
    HiDownload 6.95
    Hitman: Blood Money
    Hitman: Contracts
    HoverDesk HoverSnap v.08 beta
    Hugo: The Evil Mirror
    Hypersnap Hypersnap (V6.12.01)
    IBM IBM Lotus Notes 6.55
    IBM/Lotus SameTime Connect v7.5 (32-bit)
    IconCool Studio 3.30 (build 70116)
    ICQ 5.1
    ICQ 6 Preview Version
    ImgBurn (32/64bit)
    ImgTool Classic 0.91.7
    Incredimail Xe Premium NL 2529
    Indigo Rose AutoPlay Media Studio v6.0.4.0
    iniCom.Networks FlashFXP
    Intel PROSet 11.2 (32-bit)
    Internet Download Accelerator
    Internet Download Manager 5.06 beta
    Intervideo WinDVD (both Gold and Platinum versions)
    Irfanview v3.99
    IrfanView v3.99 (Need to install as Administrator)
    IZArc 3.6
    Jasc AnimationShop 3
    Jasc PaintShop Pro 10 (ITS NOT MADE BY JASC ITS COREL)
    Jasc PaintShop Pro 7
    Jasc PaintShop Pro 9
    Javacool Software SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
    JCreator Pro
    JDK v1.5
    JDK v1.6
    JetAudio 6
    Jetaudio v6
    JeticoPersonal Firewall v.2 beta jpf2beta
    JOCR (Image Capture and Character Recognition) v1.0
    Kaspersky AntiVirus (32/64-bit)
    Kaspersky Internet Security (32/64-bit final version)
    Kaspersky Internet Security (32/64-bit)
    KISS: Psycho Circus The Nightmare Child
    Klipfolio 3.1
    K-Lite Codec Pack v2.8 / K-Lite Mega Codec Pack v1.61
    Klotski (and Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1991)
    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Legend
    Launchy works under Vista Business.
    Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition v3.50.761
    Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal v1.06 (32-bit/64-bit)
    LDC++ 1.0 2a
    Leechget 2006
    LEGO Digital Designer 1.6
    Lego Star Wars II (64-bit)
    Lightwave 3D 9.0
    LimeWire Acceleration Patch
    Limewire PRO
    Limewire PRO
    Logitech QuickCam Fushion ver 10.4.0, build 1401
    Lphant v 3.00 B5
    Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0.2 - Installs fine as administrator and runs under user account with no problems.
    Macromedia Fireworks 8
    Macromedia Homesite 5 - Installs fine as user but must be run as administrator or it will crash.
    MagicDisk 2.5 Build 074
    MagicISO 5.3.221 - 32/64 Bit
    Magix Music Maker 5 a bit older version, but still, not the oldest (32bit) - Working Fine!
    MAME32 (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator)
    MarcSpruIT Consultancy AutoBackup 3.2 (32-bit)
    Max Payne 1.01
    Max Payne 2
    Maxthon 1.5.9 build 30 and 2.0
    McAfee AntiVirus 8.5i (32-bit)
    McAfee Secturiy Advisor for IE or Firefox (32-bit)
    McAfee Stinger v2.60 (32-bit)
    Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault Installed MOHAA Ver1.1 on 32-bit Ultimate, plays fine with no problems at all, multiplayer untested as yet.
    Media Monkey latest Version (note old versions have not been tested)
    Media Player Classic
    Mediachance RealDraw Pro 4.0
    Metrosharp IMS Enterprise 2007 (AKA Identity Management System for USC 2257) (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp IMS Express 2007 (AKA Identity Management System for USC 2257) (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp IMS Professional 2007 (AKA Identity Management System for USC 2257) (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp IMS Small Business 2007 (AKA Identity Management System for USC 2257) (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp Migrate for IMS 2007 (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp OpenIMF (AKA Open Identity Management Framework for USC 2257) (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp Retroact for IMS 2007 (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp SteelSafe 2007 (32/64 bit)
    Metrosharp XDNS 2007 (32 bit)
    Microangelo Toolset v6.03 (Icon editor. Works with Vista's new icon formats perfectly.)
    Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Autoruns v8.54 (32-bit) (must be run as the Administrator in order to delete entries from the registry)
    Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Process Explorer v10.21 (32-bit)
    Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Process Monitor v1.01 (32-bit)
    Microsoft Access 2000 (32-bit)
    Microsoft Access 2003 (32-bit)
    Microsoft Access 2007
    Microsoft Expression Web
    Microsoft File Transfer Manager
    Microsoft Money 2005
    Microsoft Office 2000
    Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
    Microsoft Office 2007
    Microsoft Office XP
    Microsoft Outlook 2003 (32-bit)
    Microsoft Outlook 2007
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 & x86 (needs SQL Server 2005 SP2 installed to run best in Vista)
    Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006
    Microsoft Student 2006 and 2007 - works great
    Microsoft Virtual PC 2004
    Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 RC
    Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (need to install and run as Administrator, and install IIS manually)
    Microsoft Visual Basic 1.0 (16-bit abandonware, but runs on RTM 32bit version)
    Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0
    Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, works poorly)
    Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions: Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition (32-bit) (use the SP1 for Vista service pack for optimal Vista compatibility)
    Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
    Microsoft Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta (Build 8.0.1172)
    Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5
    Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5 Beta (32-bit - NOTE: Have to open some ports to get Windows Mobile Device Center to work
    Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (Beta 3) - WMDC replaces ActiveSync
    Microsoft Works
    MirandaIM 0.5 Unicode
    Mobilewares Big Screen Photos
    Mobilewares Big Screen Weather
    Moffsoft Calculator 2
    Mozilla Firefox (it has several incompatibility issues) (32/64-bit)
    Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5.x
    Mozilla Thunderbird v2b1 (32-bit)
    mp3tag v.2.37a (newly added Vista Support, v.2.36a and below simply crash)
    MU Online
    musikCube v1.0 RC2 beta (32-bit)
    MySQL Administrator
    MySQL Community Server 5.0.27
    MySQL Query Browser
    myTunes Redux
    Need for Speed (32-bit)
    Need for Speed Carbon
    Need for Speed III: Hot pursuit
    Need for Speed Most Wanted
    Neo Mule 4.25 (32-bit)
    Nero Premium Reloaded v7.7.5.1 - NOTE: Thumbnails (avi&mpeg) engine now fixed that was previously broken in v7.5.7.0
    Netbeans IDE v5.5
    Neverwinter Nights 2
    NHL 06
    NHL 07
    Nokia Multimedia Player v6.82 (in Nokia PC Suite pack)
    Nokia PC Suite 6.82 (with Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver and PC Connectivity Solution; all Nokia mobile synchronization functions work)
    Norman Norman Virus Control
    Notepad++ v3.9
    NovaStor NovaBackup Maintenance Release v7.5.2.1
    O&O Defrag V8.6 Pro (32/64-Bit)
    Off By One 3.5.d (32-bit)
    OpenAFS 1.5.14 - compatible with Vista 2.0.4 (32-bit) 2.1.0 (32-bit)
    Opera 9.xx (32-bit)
    Oracle 10g Express Edition
    Outrun 2006
    Pacific Warriors
    Packet Tracer by Cisco Networks
    Paint.NET 3.0b2 (32-bit)
    Palm Desktop 4.1.4E (Shipped with most Palm PDAs or downloaded from Palm)
    Pando -- ultima version
    Paragon Drive Backup Personal v8.5
    Parallels Workstation 2.2
    Pariah (With 98/ME Compatibility mode)
    PC Tools Spyware Doctor v4.0.0.2620 (32-bit)
    Phantasy Star Universe
    Pinnacle Studio 9.3
    Piriform CCleaner v1.36.430
    POIedit v4.5.1 (may need to be restarted once POI's have been sync'd with master servers. Use Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) for PDA sync with Windows Mobile 2003 & 2005)
    PoP Peeper
    Portable FireFox 1.5 (32-bit)
    Portable Thunderbird v1.0.7 (32-bit)
    PowerArchiver 2006 Version 9.64
    PowerISO 3.4, 3.5
    Prey (Requires working OpenGL support)
    PrimoDVD 2.1 for Disc Publisher (Bravo II CD/DVD Duplicator & Printer)
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Starts Windows MCE upon exit?)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 6
    Programmers Notepad 2 (32-bit)
    Pyrenean eDexter v1.42 (32-bit/64-bit)
    QIP (Quiet Internet Pager) 7990
    Quake 2
    Quake 3
    Quake 4 (v1.3)
    Qualcomm Eudora v7.1.0.9 (32-bit)
    Quest Toad for MySQL
    Quest Toad for Oracle
    Quicken 2005 R6 (32-bit) (Install hiccupped but program is fine)
    Quicken 2007 R2 (32-bit)
    Race - The WTCC Game
    Ragnarok Online
    Rainbow Six: Lockdown
    RapGet 1.26
    Raxco DiskState v3.21 (runs as 32-bit app under Vista x64)
    Raxco Perfect Disk v8.0 v8.0 build 35 beta (32-bit only), build 46 (32/64-bit), build 48 (32/64-bit)
    Real Alternative [latest version]
    Real Player
    RealVNC - Works fine, closes connection, when UAC Warnings Appear.
    RegCleaner Simple Registry cleaner with many useful functions.
    ReGet Deluxe 2.6
    Registry Workshop V 3.0.0
    RegSeeker 1.52 - NOTE: A few cleaning functions may not work and registry keys backed up before deletion cannot always be restored!
    Restoration v3.2.1
    Rhapsody v4.0.850
    Rhino Software FTP Voyager
    RipIt4Me RipIt4Me
    RollerCoaster Tycoon [With the Loopy Landscape Add-On] (Vista 32-bit)
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
    Rome: Total War
    Sam Spade v1.14 (32 bit)
    Samurize v1.64.2 (to install, set compatibility to Windows XP SP2)
    SawMill v7.2.8 (32-bit)
    ScanSoft (Nuance) OmniPage Pro 15
    ScanSoft (Nuance) PaperPort 11.0.6225.1
    ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4
    ScummVM 0.5.1
    Second Sight
    Shiva VPN Client
    SilentNight Microburner v5.0.0.26 (32-bit)
    SimCity 3000 Unlimited (32-bit)
    Skype (Disable Aero)
    SlickRun v3.9.4.1
    Slysoft AnyDVD - (32-bit)
    Slysoft CloneCD 5.2.91 - (32/64-bit)
    Slysoft CloneDVD - (32-bit)
    Slysoft CloneDVD2 2.9.01 - (32-bit)
    Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6.0
    Sony Acid Pro 6.0d
    Sony DVD Architect 4.0a
    Sony Sound Forge 8.0d
    Sony Vegas 7.0d
    Soulseek 156c
    SpeedFan (32-bit only)
    Splinter Cell: Double Agent
    Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Spybot Search & Destroy v1.4 (32-bit)
    Stamps.Com Stamps.Com 6.0.4 (Build 1521)
    Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Clone Campaigns
    Star Wars Galaxies
    StarDock ObjectDock (32-bit)
    Startup Organizer 2.8.275
    Sun Java Runtime 6.0
    Sun StarOffice 8
    Super Clone Dvd 5
    Super Mario Forever (After starting the game, the mouse cursor of Vista still appears on the screen. Ignore it.)
    SureThing 4.3
    SWAT 4 & The Stetchkov Syndicate (32-bit)
    Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v10.2.224 - NOTE: Some reports of sluggish performance in Vista and crashing when loading the admininstrative interface. Disabling Microsoft Windows Defender helps solve these.
    Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v10.2.276- NOTE: Seems right-click "Scan For Viruses" in context menu does not show up -EDIT- I do not have this problem. Don't have this problem on my 32-bit version either.
    Symantec Norton 360
    Symantec Norton 360 beta
    Symantec Norton Antivirus 2007
    Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
    Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007
    Symantec pcAnywhere 11.0.1 32 bit (Vista reports this as v12 - and states that there are known compatibility issues - I have used the Remote Control and File Transfer sessions without experiencing any issues. OS is Vista as Remote, XPHome as Host) Feel free to move this to another section if you experience issues with it.
    System Information for Windows v1.65 (32-bit)
    System Mechanic 5.5 Professional
    Taskbar Shuffle v2.0 (32-bit)
    Teamspeak 2 RC2
    Techsmith Camtasia Studio v4.0.0 (Full Program)- "Grate funtionality"
    TechSmith Snagit 8
    The GIMP
    The Simpsons - Hit & Run (32-bit)
    The Sims 2 [Nightlife, Pets] (Vista 64-bit)
    The Sims 2 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bits)
    TheBat 3.71
    Titan Quest
    Tivo Desktop 2.3a (Cannot see Tivo devices on the network)
    TMPGEnc- be run as the Administrator)
    Torpark (32/64 Bit)
    Total Commander v6.55 and v7.0 Beta 2 (32-bit)
    Total Video Converter
    Train Simulator (Microsoft) (Vista 32-bit)
    TreeSize Professional 3 and 4.1.1 [5]
    Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (32-bit/64-bit)
    Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security v14.57 (32/64-bit) and v15.3 (32/64-bit)
    Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security v14.57 (beta) and v15.3 (32/64-bit)No they aren't compatible. The firewall component can't be started!
    Trillian Pro 3.1
    Tropical Software Stealth File Encryptor 6.0
    TrueCrypt 4.2a (32-bit) (on x64 Vista: press F8 during boot and select "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement - ATM you have to do this everytime you boot!)
    TUGZip 3.4+
    TVUPlayer 2.3.0 (32-bit)
    Ulead COOL 3D Studio 1.0 Full Version
    Ulead DVD Movie Factory x86 & x64
    Ultimate CD/DVD Burner 2.0 - (32-bit)
    Ultimatezip 2007 (ver 3.1) 32-bit
    UltraEdit v10.10a and higher (32-bit)
    UltraISO (32-bit)
    Unlocker v1.8.5 (32-bit)
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    uTorrent 1.6
    UtraFXP Nice, simple ftp client (tested on 32bit only!)
    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
    VDownloader 0.3 (also, extension of this program for Firefox)
    Vim v7.0 (32-bit)
    VirtualDub MPEG
    Visicom Media FTP Expert 3.70.3 (French) (32-bit)
    Vision Backup Home, Pro, Server & Server w/MS SQL & Exchange
    VisionWorks Solutions Inc. Vision Backup Home, Pro, Server, Server + MS SQL/Exchange.
    vlite v0.5 beta
    VMware Player v 1.0.3 (accept driver-warning during install / tested on Ultimate German)
    VMware Server v 1.0.1 (install/run as admin - mouse pointer doesn't point to correct locations if Font Size DPI has been resized away from the default of 96 DPI under Display preferences)
    VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.0.1 (tested on Ultimate German)
    VMware Workstation 5.5.3
    VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta, Build 36983 (32/64 bit)
    VOBEdit 0.6
    VSO ConvertXToDVD v2.1.4 Build 162
    Vso-Software ConvertXtoDVD 32/64 Bit
    Warcraft 3 & also The Frozen Throne(With 98/ME Compatibility Mode)
    Warhammer Mark of Chaos
    Webroot Spy Sweeper v5.3 (32-bit)
    Webshots Desktop 2.5
    Widcomm Version (works perfectly fine in vista RTM (32-bit)
    WinAce your archiving companion WinAce 2.5, 2.65
    Winamp Skin Maker 1.2
    Winamp v2x and v5x (32bit) - DRM Problems
    WinAVI Video Converter V. 7.7
    WinDirStat v1.1.2.79 (32-bit)
    Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (32-bit)
    Windows Washer 6.05
    WinHex v12.0 SR-1
    WinMerge v2.3.10.0 (32-bit)
    WinPcap 3.1
    WinPcap 4.0
    WinRAR 3.4 (installs/runs fine as user, just asks for permission), 3.51, 3.60, 3.61 and 3.62 (32-bit) (must be run as Administrator)
    WinZip Pro 10.0 (build 7245) and 11.0 (build 7313) (32/64-bit)
    World of Warcraft
    World Racing 2 (StarForce protection vista-update required)
    Worms 4: Mayhem
    Worms Armageddon with latest patch (32bit)
    Worms World Party
    WPE Pro 9.
    X Codec Pack. v2.1.2 or newer
    Xilisoft Video Converter 3.1
    XVid 1.1.2
    Yahoo Messenger
    Your Uninstaller! 2006
    ZDNet's Password Pro 32 (encrypted password database)
    Zoom Player 5.0
  2. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

    Aug 9, 2005
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    Here is a list of software that is supposed to have problems that can be corrected for Windows Vista.
    (software has fixable issues, sorted by name)

    ACD See 9 - program launches correctly, but can't recognize new user document folders structure.
    Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 Build 2117 (64-bit) - Driver signing enforcement must be disabled and must be run as the administrator
    Advanced Security Level 5.3 -- Not all options work, must be run as administrator
    Ahead Nero (32-bit) (installs if you ignore Vista warnings but also causes Explorer crashes when viewing directories that have video files in them, as well as file copy/move operations - the Explorer crashes (COM Surrogate failures) can be corrected by making modifications to Nero specific merit values using DirectShow Filter Manager 0.5 (freeware) but the file copy/move operations cannot - surprisingly, a better solution is to install Nero inside a Windows XP virtual machine (ie. using VMWare Server) and let Nero burn discs from within the VM using the burner residing outside the VM in Vista - suprisingly, this works perfectly)
    Albatross18: Realms of Pangya (disable Application Compatibility Engine to run as game is still blacklisted by MS database; artifacts with nVidia display driver)
    Apache 2.2.x + PHP 5.x and install with this instructions
    Apache Tomcat 6.0
    Autodesk 3D Studio Max v9.0 (64 Bit) - Run with OpenGL as DirectX has issues rendering in viewports, Must be run as administrator and DDS issue*:dxdds.bmi failed to initialize. Error code 998
    BlueSoleil 2.3 VoIP Edition -- BSOD, Vista crashed at first start of program
    Civilization IV (32-bit) - add "d3dx9_26.dll" to the install folder
    Cmenu 2.6 -- Must be installed/run as administrator
    COMODO Firewall Pro BETA (32-bit) -- Seems to work fine despite warnings from Vista to the contrary during installation. Setup EXE file must be run in Windows XP compatibility mode.
    Corel X3 -- Can be installed as anyone, must be activated (first run) as administrator
    Current version of YPops. Has issues with Yahoo verification but can work as long as it's not left resident in the System Tray.
    Flyff v1.3 (32-bit) - You need to run as admin.
    Foxit PDF Reader v2.0 (32/64 bit) - printing under 64-bit causes immediate crash & You need to run as admin to run updates.
    Jasc Paint Shop Pro 6.02 -- Installs without issue; however, upon starting, an error message stating that Windows "could not write to the registry" appears twice, and then the program runs normally.
    Last freeware version of Hotmail Popper
    Maple 9 - Successfully installed using Windows 2000 compatibility mode. When selecting network install and choosing a location for user preferences try typing in the network path manually. Still need to test full functionally of software but so far it starts up.
    Maple Story (32-bit) - GameGuard Error 360: Right-click and choose Run As Administrator.
    Max Payne v1.00 (This game sometimes cannot work/start the first level/open main menu under Windows XP and Vista. When Max Payne is loaded, the game crashes with an program error before main menu/before starting first level. But, this problem can be solved. The intro movie file of Max Payne " intro.mpg " is broken. Rename a .mpg file as " intro ", then copy it and overwrite with normal " intro.mpg ".)
    MediaMan XL (32-bit)*: go to the install directory and assign "run as admin" for the two .exe files. (MediManXL.exe & SreamloadService.exe)
    Microsoft Best of Entertainment Pack (32-bit) - installation will crash, but all files do install and work properly without any further problems
    NCSoft City of Heroes - game installs and updates correctly under Vista X64 with nVidia v97.34 drivers, but no cursor is displayed with the mouse
    Need for Speed: Carbon (With 98/ME Compatibility mode, must change compatibility for 2 files, NFSC.exe and Need for Speed Carbon_code.exe. Still crashes now and then for some people, EA yet to release a working patch for Vista, otherwise you can delete the MOVIES folder to run it without problems & without movies*:D)
    PSPad editor v4.5.2 (32-bit) (you can download the latest BETA from the Developer Forum too)
    Sid Meier's Railroads! v1.1 - Game installs and runs but will frequently crash out to the desktop without warning. It is playable if you have patience with the crashes, and save often.
    SimCity 4 w/ expansion pack - some users reported this not working at all. (Note: A graphics card with pixel shader 2.0 and 64MB or higher memory may be necessary for this to function.)
    SouthPark Super Mario v2.1 (32-bit) - You need to disable the 'shift' sticky-key
    SpaceCowboy v0.3.3.44 (32-bit) - you need to run as admin
    Subtitle Workshop v2.51 - The program exiting on video loading (some versions of directvobsub filter have compatibility issues, newest at least should work with subtitle workshop)
    SyncBackSE v4.1.1.0 32-bit. Minor issues with UAC and scheduling - workarounds available at their website FAQ's ( )
    TortoiseSVN v1.4.1 (32-bit) (Overlay icons in explorer does not work)
    Toshiba Bluetooth Stack -- lots of security prompts during installation. Couldn't get Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) working.
    UltraCopy 9.5 Premium Edition -- During the files are saving to system, an error message "FM20.dll, DllRegistryServer unsuccessfull, code 0x8002801C, accessing OLE registry" is received. Click "Ignore". The setup finishes and program works perfectly.
    War Rock (32-bit) - you need to run as admin
    Winamp v2.03 (in x32: config screens don't display correctly if Font Size DPI is set higher than the default setting)
    Winamp v5.32 (in x64: 5.1 Surround does not work, annoying Sonic Engine [PX.dll] message, DLL must be manually copied to progdir)
  3. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

    Aug 9, 2005
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    Here is a list of software that is supposed to be NOT compatible with Windows Vista.
    (software has non-fixable issues, sorted by name)

    ACDSee Pro v9.0b55 - NOT compatible
    Adobe Premiere 7.0
    Agnitum Outpost 4.0 (971.584.079) - 32/64 bit
    AVG Internet suite: firewall component doesn't install, no warnings, no error messageg. Just MIA. According to AVG due to "bugs in Vista's network"....
    Avira AntiVir Workstation 7 -- will not install
    BestCrypt v7.20.2 - Does not work, update will be available soon
    CDBurner XP (32-bit) - does not recognize CD Drive
    Comodo Free Firewall 2.3.6
    Diskeeper 2007 (32-bit) will not install (A free update will be available by the first part of 2007 that will solve this issue.)
    Diskeeper Executive Diskeeper Professional Premier Edition 10.0.593 (32-bit) will not install
    DivX converter (32&64bit) - program crash within one minute of encoding
    Dr. Web v4.33
    Dragon Naturally Speaking 9
    DriveCrypt Standard v4.40 - Does not work, update will be available soon
    DVDXcopy - install fails while installing the patin coufin component.
    EMC®/Dantz Retrospect® for Windows
    Fahrenheit - The installer starts but keeps saying that installation has been cancelled. The game itself does work if previously installed under XP and run from Vista.
    Farstone RestoreIT Pro 7.0
    F-Secure 2007 - 32/64 Bit
    Gametap -- Doesn't run in Vista. Gametap is working on an update.
    Huawei E220 (web´n´walk Version Austria T-Mobile) - recognized as CDFS (?!) but can´t read from, no driver installed...
    Intel(R) Processor ID Utility - an error message that tells "this program doesn't support Vista" is received at the beginning of setup. There is a link at the error message to download Bootable Intel(R) Processor ID Utility, but after entering this link, an error page written "Page Not Found" appears.
    ISS BlackICE Server Protection v3.6. - 32/64 Bit
    IVT BlueSoleil -- BSODs
    Jimi Schopp's Copy to Filename to Clipboard shell extension -- does not install (64-bit) NOTE: As a replacement, press shift and right-click on an object to bring up the 'improved' context menu with the 'Copy to Path' option on it
    Knight Online v1.453 (32-bit) -- Doesnt accept compatibility mode, Displays diag about invalid OS installed.
    Lexar Image Rescue version <= 2.0.05 - Program won't install no matter what compatibility settings are used. Lexar support is aware of it and will provide an update. As they have not been posting the most up to date versions on the web site, you will have to contact support directly.
    MDFolder v1.1 - Context menu entry does not show up
    Microsoft ActiveSync (any version) - ActiveSync is deprecated; use Windows Mobile Device Center instead. WMDC replaces ActiveSync.
    Microsoft Services for UNIX 3.5 -- problems installing
    MKS_VIR 2k7 (v 08.01.2007) - after installation finds many viruses inside of \Windows\ folder, also it doesn't open the program window. And at last you cannot uninstall it...
    Mmm+ v2.02 - Works fine till any menu in any program is clicked. That program crashes.
    Multi Theft Auto (MTA) v1.1 (32-bit) -- Crashes no matter what you do
    Nero Premium Edition -- After extraction of the main setup files, error message "This version doesn't support Windows Vista. ...." is received. But, it can be installed. After extraction, click "OK" on the error message. Go to Users\[your account name]\Local\Temp\NeroDemoXXXXX and run "Nero.msi". The setup starts (but starts very latelier than XP) and install Nero (but install very slowly). You can install by this way, but not with normal main setup.
    OO Defrag 8.5 Professional (32-bit) will not install
    Panda Antivirus 2007 - 32/64 Bit
    Paragon Drive Backup 6.0 (32-bit)
    Paragon Mount Everything 3.5 (32-bit) -- installs, but not compatible
    Paragon Partition Manager 7.0 (32-bit) -- installs, but not compatible
    PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6b - 32/64 bit - installs and seems to work but in fact doesn't because driver doesn't install. Useless right now.
    Pinnacle Studio 10
    QMS Minolta 2300DL
    RealNetworks/ Rhapsody 2.1 Build 0.243 -- Windows automatically blocks this program from being launched; does not work in compatibility mode. Disabling UAC is the only way to get the rhapsody.exe executable to launch.
    RealVNC 4.2.8 Enterprise Edition (doesn't accept connections - some say you can circumvent these problems by not installing it as a service, then configuring it as admin and running user-mode as admin, which unfortunately means no service versions - also, you have to make exceptions for vnc in the firewall and windows defender - that said, results are sporadic at best)
    Sacred(Any Edition)(32-bit) - Installs fine, but when you go to play the game it crashes and says it cant run in a x64 or server environment. No news on if there will be a fix for it.
    Second Life (32-bit) -- Doesnt recognize video card, attempts to start anyway & fails.
    Slysoft AnyDVD v6.0.8.5 (64-bit) - it installs but at the end it says that it's trying to install an unsigned driver. Program won't start and it uninstalls my dvd-rom drive and my virtual drives. They won't reinstall until anydvd is uninstalled.
    Slysoft CloneDVD v2.9.0.1 (64-bit) - it installs but at the end it says that it's trying to install an unsigned driver. Program won't start and it uninstalls my dvd-rom drive and my virtual drives. They won't reinstall until Clonedvd is uninstalled.
    SoftWin Bitdefender 10 - 32/64 Bit
    Storm Angel (the game crashes in a few seconds after started)
    Symantec Partition Magic 8.0 (will back up the partitions but not the boot record/manager - as a workaround, reinstall Vista to C:\ (this recreates the boot manager), then restore your C: Vista partition from your image)
    System Mechanic 7.0 / PRO 7.0 - before the main setup (after detecting Internet connection), an error message that tells "7.0 is not supported Vista, 7.1 or later is required" is received. But, SM 7.1 has not been produced yet. -- this error message can be fixed by selecting "Windows XP Service Pack 2" at compability list of SM's main setup file. but before the main setup starts, an error message "Failure Code: 323-A. An unexcepted error was encountered while initializing SM PRO." appears. Iolo's website said once Windows Vista is released to the public then the products will update to Vista compatible products.
    The wads for Doom in "Doomworld -- The Top 100 WADs Of All Time" played with Doomsday 3D Engine 1.9.0 Beta IV --- a lot of wads that was tried and could be played under XP cannot start with Doomsday. An error message about segmentation appears, or when the special episode of wad is selected, an error message about loading levels or graphic-sound etc add-ons appears. The game crashes.
    Total Recorder Works with two small problems: 1. Help doesn't work, and 2. Program doesn't work. See link.
    Trackmania Nations -- the game never starts or sometimes starts too lately as we cannot wait/be patient.
    Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 - 32/64 Bit
    ULead Media Studio Pro 7.0 (installs, but Video Editor (the core application) crashes on startup)
    VLC media player 0.8.6a - it doesn't work because the screen remains black or coloured with unique color!
    WatchGuard System Monitor 8.3 (Policy Manager won't start because installer can't create folders under Documents and Settings, which are required for firewall config files - as a work around, install Windows XP in a virtual machine in Vista and run WSM inside that to give yourself the same effect)
    WinISO v5.3.0.125
    WS FTP 2007 Home - Fails on Install - Will not install.
    WS-FTP 7 Professional - Will install but fails to start
    Ziff-Davis PC Magazine Utilities COA2 (Change of Address) -- installs but does not run
    Zone Labs ZoneAlarm 65_737_000_en
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