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Windows Vista RTM/RC2 Software Compatibility List

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Hey there Guys I found this. May help you people with VISTA RTM and RC2.


Windows Vista RTM Software Compatibility List 32/64Bit:




What Works:


**NOTES**
Entries are in alphabetical order. ( Most of them, Additions may not be )
All 16-bit software will fail to run on Vista as such legacy support has been removed from the OS!.

**NOTICE** It seems that most, if not all, Java-based Windows applications disable Aero Glass. This is only temporary and the effects are restored when the program is closed. This issue has been fixed in the latest builds of Java 6 which can be obtained here. Please denote any applications that are Java based with a "{Java}".


Anti-Spyware

EMSI Software a-squared 2.1 Free
Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal 1.06 (32-bit)
Spybot - Search & Destroy
AVG Free Anti-spyware

Antivirus

avast! 4 Professional Edition
avast! 4.7 Home Edition
avg: 7.5 Free Edition
Clamwin portable 0.88.5
Eset NOD32 2.7
Windows Live OneCare 1.5 Beta
Norton Anti-Virus 2007


Audio

GoldWave 5.17 (32-bit)
iTunes
Quicktime
Winamp v5.32 (in x64: 5.1 Surround does not work, annoying Sonic Engine [PX.dll] message, DLL must be manually copied to progdir)
TMPGEnc Plus v2.524.63.181
TMPGEnc DVD Author v1.6.34.89
TMPGEnc Sound Plug-in AC-3 v1.30
WinAvi 7.1


Backup

Windows Live OneCare 1.5 Beta
Acronis True Image 10 Home

Browsers

Avant Browser 11 Build 25
Maxthon 2.0
Mozilla FireFox 2.0
Opera 9.02 (32-bit)
Portable FireFox 1.5
Windows Internet Explorer 7.0

CD/DVD Authoring

Ahead Nero 7.5.7.1
Daemon Tools 4.08HE
Nero 7 Lite 7.5.7.0
PowerISO 3.5
UltraISO 8.5.1.1860 (32-bit )


Compression

7-Zip
WinRAR 3.51
WinRAR 3.61
WinZip 11

Databases

Microsoft Access 2007

Defragmenting

0&0 Defrag ( Latest edition )
Diskkeeper 2007

Development

JCreator Pro
JDK 1.5
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 (32 Bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions: Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (32 Bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition (32 Bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition (32 Bit)
VMware Workstation 5.5.3
vlite 0.5 beta

Download Managers

uTorrent
Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Accelerator
FlashFXP
Limewire PRO
Bitlord
Download Manager (fileplanet)


Email

Outlook 2007
Portable Thunderbird 1.0.7 (32-bit)
Windows Live Mail Desktop Beta (Build 8.0.1172)
Windows Mail (included in Vista - Outlook Express replacement)

Encryption

Stealth File Encryptor 6.0 Tropical Software

Firewalls/IDS's

Windows Live OneCare
PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6b (09/18/2005)
Norton Internet Security 2007
Mcafee Latest edition

FTP

FTP Expert 3.70.3 (32-bit)

Games

Aliens versus Predator 2
Anno 1701
Armed and Dangerous
Battle for Middle-Earth
Battle for Middle-Earth 2
Battlefield 2142
Battlefield 2
Continuum
Counter-Strike Source
Call of duty 2 ( Windows Vista 64 shows some slight issues with Punkbuster )
Darwinia
Deal or No Deal
Deus Ex
Doom 3 (Requires working OpenGL support)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Requires working OpenGL support)
Dungeon Keeper
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
F.E.A.R
Flatout 2 (with Starforce crack/update)
Farcry - Tested and Working on RTM - Patch 1.4 + HDR Beta 1.3
Grand Theft Auto II
Grand Theft Auto III
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City
Gun
GuildWars
Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Custom Edition
Hitman Blood Money
Hitman Contracts
Max Payne 1.01
Max Payne 2
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Outrun 2006
Pariah (With 98/ME Compatibility mode)
Phantasy Star Universe
Prey (Requires working OpenGL support)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Psychonauts
Quake 4
Sid Meier’s Pirates!
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
Scarface
Starcraft
SWAT 4
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate
The Simpsons - Hit & Run
Titan Quest
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
Warcraft 3 (With 98/ME Compatibility Mode)
Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne (With 98/ME Compatibility mode)
World of Warcraft
Worms 4 Mayhem
Worms World Party
Maplestory
WoW
CSS
HL2
F.E.A.R
Live for speed
Age of Mythology
Age of Empires (ALL)
Warrock


Messaging

Google Talk
ICQ
mIRC
MySpaceIM
Skype
Tlen
Windows Live Messenger 8.0
Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta
X-Chat
Yahoo Messenger
AIM
Xfire
Yahoo


Office Suites

Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2003 SP2

System applications

Sysinternals Process Explorer 10.21
Sysinternals Autoruns 8.54

Video

FastStone Image Viewer 2.8
Amadis iPod PSP 3GP MP4 AVI Video Converter
VirtualDub
VirtualDubMod
ConvertXtoDVD

VOIP programs

Ventrilo
Teamspeak RC2
Skype


Misc

PC wizard 2007
Adobe premier pro 1.5


Has problems, but they can be solved :


Academic

Admin

Advanced Security Level 5.3 -- Not all options work, must be run as administrator

Anti-Spyware

Antivirus

Backup

CD/DVD Authoring

Compression

Defragmenting

Databases

Developer Tools

Cmenu 2.6 -- Must be installed/run as administrator

Encryption

TrueCrypt 4.2a (32-bit) -- must be run as the administrator

Games


Heavy problems, currently incompatible :


Academic

Anti-Spyware

Antivir workstation 7 -- will not install

Antivirus

Backup

CD/DVD Authoring

Compression

Defragmenting

Diskeeper 2007 (32-bit) will not install
Diskeeper Executive Diskeeper Professional Premier Edition 10.0.593 (32-bit) will not install
OO Defrag 8.5 Professional (32-bit) will not install

Databases

Developer Tools

MS Sevices for UNIX 3.5 -- problems installing

Games



Source: http://www.iexbeta.com/wiki/index.ph...atibility_List


VISTA RC2 Compatibility list



What Works


NOTICE:

It seems that most, if not all, Java-based Windows applications disable Aero Glass. This is only temporary and the effects are restored when the program is closed. This issue has been fixed in the latest builds of Java 6 which can be obtained here. Please denote any applications that are Java based with a "{Java}".

Academic

ACD/ChemSketch v8.17 (32 Bit)
Fluent v6.2.16 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installation directory copied from XP, so actual installer functionality under Vista is unknown.]
HyperChem v7.0 (32 Bit)
MDL CrossFire Commander v7.0 SP2 Build 46 (32 Bit)
MDL IsisDraw v2.5 (32 Bit)
MestRe-C v2.3 (32 Bit)
Nasa World Wind v1.3 (32 Bit)
OpenBabel OBGUI v1.0 (32 Bit)
SciFinder Scholar 2006 (32 Bit)
SpinWorks v2.5.4 (32 Bit)
[edit]

Anti-Spyware

Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal v1.06 (32-bit)
Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Professional v1.06 (32-bit)
Spybot - Search & Destroy v1.4 (32 Bit)
Ewido anti-spyware 4.0(32 Bit)
Norton Internet Security 2007 [https://et.symantec.com/project/version/default.html?cap={CFB65986-A55A-4B07-8DFA-1EB1CCDA570D}&arttypeid={8A9314D8-F96C-4CFE-917E-EB10B1D169CF}
Sunbelt Software Counterspy 1.5.82 http://www.sunbelt-software.com/index.cfm


Antivirus

Alwil Avast! Antivirus Professional 4.7.892 (32-bit)(iAVS AutoUpdate does not work)
Alwil Avast! Home Antivirus Build 4.7.892 (32-bit and 64-bit)
CA Anti-virus 2007 v.8.2.0.13 (32-bit)
ESET NOD32 v2.7 v2.70.16 (32/64-bit)
Frisk Software F-Prot Antivirus for Windows version 3.16f
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Free 7.1.408 (installed in Win XP compatibility mode. After install no problems detected so far.)
Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus Free 7.5 (Resident Shield did not load, known bug with current release, fix awaited) (32-bit)
Grisoft AVG Professional 7.5 (32-bit)
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.5i Beta IV Refresh (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5.1785.18 (32-bit)
Symantec Antivirus 10.2 Build 224 (32- and 64-bit) (Liveupdate runs in the background on first install and Autoprotect Turns on after live update is complete)(Manual liveupdate freezes at 99%)
Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007 Seems to be easier than the rest. Easier and works better than Trend Micro and uses less resourses.
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 14.57 for Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)


Audio

DFX 8.0 Audio Enhancer for Windows Media Player (32-bit)
Sony ACID Pro 6.0b (32-bit)
Sony SoundForge 8.0d (32-bit) - [.NET Framework 1.1+SP Required]
AC3Filter 1.10b (32-bit)


Backup

Acronis True Image 10 Home (32 Bit)
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Client v5.3.4 (32 Bit)
Smarter Backup - Automated Offsite Backup (32 Bit)
Drive Snapshot - (32 Bit)

CD/DVD Authoring

DAEMON Tools v3.41 (32-bit)
DVDShrink 3.2.0.15 (32- and 64-bit)
Nero 7.5.7.0 (Lite & Full versions) (32-bit)
DAEMON Tools 4.0.6 (32- and 64-bit)
DAEMON Tools x64 Native 64-bit
DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0 (32-bit)
Nero Burning Rom 6.6.1.4 (32-bit) (Use the full Nero program. Nero Express does not work.) **Stops COM Surrogate from working when opening files containing video, use "Nero General Clean Tool" to fix it
Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 (32-bit)
Alcohol 120% 1.9.5.4521 (32-bit)[Edit: It Works fine, Takes alittle while to create a virtual drive]
Feurio!® CD-Writer v1.68 (32-bit)
DVDFab Platinum 3.0.1.0
SlySoft AnyDVD 6.0.8.0 (32-bit)
SlySoft CloneDVD 2.9.0.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
InterVideo DVD Copy 5 (32-bit)
Sony Vegas 7.0b (32-bit)
Easy Media Creator 9.0 (32-bit) (Note: Only Creator Classic worked for me.)
ImgBurn 2.1.0.0 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Nero BurningROM 7.5.7.0 (32 and 64-bit) (Works only in typical install; custom install provokes "COM Surrogate" errors, use "Nero General Clean Tool" to remove errors)
Tsunami TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.1.5.77 (32-bits)
Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 (Works, but sometimes throws error "This program required a missing windows component" d3drm.dll) (32-bit)
[1] PowerISO
[2] Cyberlink PowerDVD Copy
Alcohol 120% v1.96.4629
Nero 7.5.7 LITE Version


Compression

7-Zip v4.42 (32- and 64-bit)
UltraISO 8.51 PE (32- and 64-bit)
WinAce 2.65 (32- and 64-bit)
WinRAR v3.61 (32- and 64-bit)
WinZip 11.0 (Build 7313)
WinZip 10.0 (Build 6698} (32- and 64-bit)
WinZip 9.0 (Build 6028)
FilZip 3.06 (32-bit)

Defragmenting

Raxco Perfect Disk 8 (Build 31) (32-bit)
Auslogic Disk Defrag freeware V.1.0.3.173 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Disktrix Seven day Trail Does an excellant job. Try it and compare with Raxio. I think ist better, [http://www.disktrix.com/download.htm


DeveloperTools

CruiseControl.Net 1.1
Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 (32-bit)
Eclipse SDK v3.2.1
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 (32 Bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions: Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (32 Bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition (32 Bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition (32 Bit)
Notepad2 (Flos-Freeware) v1.0.12
Notepad++ 3.9
Softerra LDAP Browser v2.6
SourceGear Vault Client v3.1.9.3798
Subversion 1.4.*
TortoiseSVN 1.4.*
Flat Assembler 1.67.12
IntelliJ Idea 6.0


Emulators

Virtual Clone Drive (32 Bit)
Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Beta (32-bit and 64-bit)
Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 (works, but turning off "aero")
MagicDisc
Alcohol 120% 1.9.5 (Build 4521)
PowerISO v3.4
Alcohol 120% v1.96.4629
[edit]File Sharing
eMule v0.47c (32-bit)
BitComet (32-bit)
Ares (32 & 64-bit)
Limewire pro 4.12.6{Java, Aero is disabled in this build}
NewsLeecher 3.5+ (32 & 64-bits, must be installed as Administrator)
NewsReactor build 9060 (32-bit)
Bearshare 6 Needs to be run on XP compatibility mode or it won't display properly.
Strong DC++ 2.02+ later (32-bit)
[edit]Download Managers
Note: In some instances, torrent usage kills the network stack and requires reboot to get network functioning; problem has been documented on multiple sites/forums. I've seen this happen so far with µTorrent and Azureus, while Bitlord doesn't seem to have the issue on my comps

µTorrent 1.6 (32-bit)
FlashGet 1.73 Build 128 (32-bit)
Azureus v2.3.0.4 {Java} (32-bit) - *use Java 6 Beta 2 to avoid problems with Aero Glass
BitComet 0.70 (32-bit)
Internet Download Accelerator 5.1.1.1040 beta (32-bit)
Free download manager 2.1 (64-bit)
Azureus v2.5.0.0 {Java} (32-bit) - *use Java 6 Beta 2 to avoid problems with Aero Glass
Internet Download manager v5.05 (32-bit) - disable "Use advanced browser integration" on options/general page
eMule 0.47c (32-bit)
Bittorrent 5.0
--Panarchy 05:46, 21 November 2006 (GMT)


Firewalls/IDS's

Trend Micro PC-cillin Internett Security 14.57 (8.130.1001/3.802.50) (32 bit)
Norton Internet Security 2007 Suite excellant anti spyware,spam, antivirus and firewall. Easy to install. Better than Trend Micro Internet Security. Low use of system resources [https://et.symantec.com/project/version/default.html?cap={CFB65986-A55A-4B07-8DFA-1EB1CCDA570D}&arttypeid={8A9314D8-F96C-4CFE-917E-EB10B1D169CF} This is for rc2.

FTP

AceFTP 3 Pro (32-bit)
Cuteftp professional 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
FileZilla 2.2.28 (32-bit)
FileZilla 3.0.0-beta1 (32-bit)
FlashFXP 3.4.0 Build 1145 (32-bit)
FTP Expert 3.70.3 (32-bit)
Shareaza 2.2.1.0 (32-bit)
SmartFTp (32bit)
TYPSoft FTP Server 1.11 (32-bit)


Games

NOTICE: gaming performance in Vista will not likely run as well as in XP until finalized video drivers are released. It is expected that video driver support comparable to XP's will be available on or before the official release date for Microsoft Vista. Do not expect the Vista installation discs to contain optimized video drivers. You should periodically check the Website of the manufacturer of your video card's chipset (i.e. NVIDIA, ATI) for updated drivers.

NOTE: Games which use the PunkBuster client must be run with elevated privileges in order to avoid PB kicking you automatically. To do this, edit the shortcut for a game that uses PunkBuster, and under the compatibility tab, check "Run as Administrator". To help any other users, please denote any games that use PunkBuster with a "{PB}" label.

Anno1701 (32-bit)
Albatross18 (32-bit)
Age of Empires and the Rise of Rome Expansion (32-bit)
Age of Empires II: the Age of Kings (32-bit)
Age of Empires II: Conquerors (32-bit)
Battlefield 1942 v1.6.19 {PB} (32-bit)
Battlefield 2142 DEMO {PB} [NOTE: Requires DirectX 9 file d3dx9_29.dll to be placed in the WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 folder to load, found here: /DirectX 9 Files ]
Battlefield 2142 FULL GAME [NOTE: Requires DirectX 9 file d3dx9_29.dll to be placed in the WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 folder to load, found here: /DirectX 9 Files]
Battlefield 2 Patch 1.4 {PB} [NOTE: Requires elevated privileges.]
Caesar IV (32-bit): Installation program generates errors but game works fine.
Championship manager 2007 v1.0 (32bit)works with no problems
Civilization IV (32-bit) [Note: Patch to 1.09 before you run & disregard compatability warning]
Command & Conquer Generals (32-bit) [Also Zero Hour Addon works]
Condemned: Criminal Origins [NOTE: Requires DirectX 9]
Company of Heroes (64-bit) (works but wait for better nvidia drivers)
Call of Duty 2 (32-bit)
Counter-Strike 1.6 (32 & 64-bit) [NOTE: with nVidia, works better in D3D with windows drivers, nVidia openGL don't works fine]
Counter-Strike: Source (32 & 64-bit)
Dangerous Waters (32-bit)(5744)
Dark Messiah.
Diablo 2 (32-bit) [NOTE: Patch to V1.11b before playing]
Dungeon Siege 2 - Broken World (64-bit) (works but very choppy, wait for new nvidia driver)
Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach (32-bit)
El Matador
Emperor: Battle for Dune (32-bit)
F.E.A.R. (64-bit) version 1.0.0 works great but after i updated to version 1.0.7, the game wouldn't start anymore. I had to reinstall and not update it
FlatOut 2
Football Manager 2007 (32-bit)- note that the installer does not create a shortcut in the Games window.
FarCry (64-bit) (Only on Vista RC2. Due a clean install, don't start the game, patch the game first with AMD64 update and then with AMD64 Exclusive Content, now start the game but make sure there are no other 32bit programs in memory - they will have * beside them)
Guild Wars. (32-bit) Works very well, even puts itself in the special games window automatically.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (32-bit)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas(32-bit)
GTR 2 - Racing Sim - Works better than XP.
Half-Life 2 (32 & 64-bit) - [NOTE: Advise getting 96.33 ForceWare from NVIDIA]
halo pc/ce error report will give download links for patches (custom edition patch avaiable at halomaps.org)
Just Cause (32-bit) [Works Fine]
Lineage II C5 (32-bit)[works fine]
Lord of the Rings - Battle for Middle Earth II (32-bit)[works even better than on XP]
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (32-bit)
Multi Theft Auto - San Andreas 1.1.1 (32-bit) <- Doesnt Work!
Mafia. (32-bit) works well with latest patch. Installs to games window (incredibly considering it's age)
Neverball/Neverputt 1.4.0 (32-bit)
Need For Speed Carbon
Need For Speed Most Wanted
Need For Speed Undergound 2
Neverwinter Nights (32-bit) [NOTE: Can be jumpy when outside buildings, doesn't occur on high end PCs]
Neverwinter Nights 2 (32-bit)
NHL 2007
Phantasy Star Online - (32-bit, 5744) Under compatibility just turn off the vista visual styles, that's it
Pangya (32-bit)
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 - PES6 (32-bit) Works *perfectly* (Vista #5744)
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (32-bit) integrates into the games window as well.
Sim City 3000, 4 + RH (4 appears to run noticeably better than on XP on Radeon cards)
SIMS2
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (32-bit) (make sure to download Starforce Vista Beta Drivers from their website)
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (32-bit)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (32-bit)
Unreal Tournament 2004 {PB} (32-bit)
Quake 1, 2, 3, 4
Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos (32-bit)
Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne (32-bit)
World Of Warcraft 1.12.1.5875 (32-bit & 64-bit)
XIII (32-bit)
Doom 3 - doesn't work properly on ATi cards until openGL is supported. Can't speak for nVidia though.
Doomsday 3D Engine


Graphics

ACDSee 9.0 & 9.0 Pro + 3.0 (Windows reports incompatibility during instalation, but everything works fine). ACDSee 3.0 also works!
Axialis Icon Workshop v6.0
IrfanView 3.98 (Note: Save dialog have bad behavior)
Macromedia Fireworks 8 (32-bit) (Note: Disables Windows Aero)
Macromedia Flash 8 (32-bit)
Paint.NET 2.70 & 2.72 (32-bit)
Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI (works Great)
Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 (32-bit)
Adobe Photoshop CS1 (32-bit)
Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.02(32-bit) (PS (not IR though) may disable the Aero Glass and need to run as admin. for accessing the scratch disk)
Adobe Photoshop CS2 9.02(64-bit)
Adobe Photoshop 5.5 (32-bit) (Note: Run as Administrator, ignore warnings on installation)
Adobe Photoshop 5.0.2 (32-bit) (Note: Installation completed smoothly with UAC disabled but the shell integration doesn't work at all, both English and Simplified Chinese edition of Photoshop 5.0.2 are tested)
Adobe Illustrator CS2 (32-bit) (Works great, cannot save pdf-compatible files, a few visual bugs with tool windows)
JAlbum V6.5.4 (Note:with Java JRE V1.5.0.6)
Bryce 5 (32-bit)
Microsoft Digital Image 2006 (32-bit)
The Gimp Mode (32 & 64-bit)
Paintshop Pro 7 (32-bit)


Media

BSplayer (Some problems with overlay may occur, but can be fixed)
Cyberlink PowerDVD 7.0.1725 (32 and 64-bit)
Combined Community Codec Pack (32-bit) (Use Windows 2000/XP version and set compatibility mode to XP SP2)
Foobar2000 0.8.x & 0.9.x
iTunes v7.0.1 (32-bit) [iPod update works fine]
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 1.59 (Note: Do not use software like QuickTime and Real Player, use only this)
QuickTime v7.1.3 (32- and 64-bit)
QuickTimeAlternative 1.76 32-bit native but set 64-bit propely to work even on non english builds
RealPlayer 10.5 Build 6.0.12.1698 (32-bit)
VLC v0.8.5 {Java} (64-bit)
Winamp v5.3 (32 and 64-bit)
DrDivx 2.0.1 b2 (32-bit)
DivX for Windows 6.4 (32-bit)
FFDshow Nov. 29 2005 Decoder for many popular formats including Divx and Xvid can even play avi's with subtitles. (32-bit)
Windows Media Classic (32-bit) [Renders in Aero basic]
Koepi's Xdiv Codec Xvid, DivX and MPV4 decoder in native 64-bit and multicores (32 & 64-bit)
Buffalo LinkTheater software (v1.6) works but uses an old version of Java which disables Aero Glass. Installing the Vista compatible version of Java stops the software from running.


Messaging

AIM 6.0 Beta 2 (32-bit)
AIM 5.5.3595 (32-bit)
DeadAIM 4.5 (32-bit)
Miranda IM 0.5 (32bit)
Windows Live Messenger v8.0.0812.00 (32- and 64-bit)
Windows Live Messenger Beta v8.1.10106.00 (32-bit)
Trillian 3.1 Basic and Pro (32- and 64-bit)
ICQ 5.1 (32-bit)
Skype V2.6.0.103 [BETA]
Google Talk beta (32-bit) [Logs in fine and works!]
Yahoo Messenger v8.0.0.716 (32-bit) [use the classic theme]
Tlen (32-bit)
Groupwise 7.0 (NO SP) {32/64bit)


Office Tools

Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional (32bit) (Installs and runs Successfully, but the installer keeps popping up always even after restarting)
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8 (32- and 64bit) (Note: Automatic updates disabled, manual updates only)
Adobe Acrobat professional 7.0.8 (64bit) (pdf printer does not install)
Adobe Acrobat professional 7.0.0 (32bit)
Crimson Editor 3.70 (32-bit)
Microsoft Office 2000 (it claims that cant register some files, but everything works fine)
Microsoft Office 2003 w/SP2 (32- and 64bit)
Microsoft Office 2007 Enterprise (32-bit) (Installs and runs, Each time any office App is started installer starts and configures Office)
Microsoft OneNote 2003 w/SP2 (32-bit)
Microsoft Project 2003 w/SP2 (32-bit)
Microsoft Visio 2003 w/SP2 (32-bit)
OpenOffice.org 2.0.2 (32-bit)
Foxit 1.2 Build 0201 (32-bit)
Foxit 2.0 Build 0903 (32-bit)
Appleworks 6.2.0 for Windows (32-bit)
[edit]

VPN Clients

Cisco VPN Client Version 4.8.01.0590 (32-bit) - Cannot enable the "Enable start before Logon" Option but everything else works
Hamachi v1.0 Beta(32-bit)
OpenVPN Client [Note: works if newer TAP Driver from (http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/f...&forum_id=8453) is installed manually]
Citrix Secure Access Client Version 4.2.1 Build 79


Network

Dameware Mini Remote Control v4.9.2.6 and v5.1.3.0
DynDNS Update Client v3.1.0.15s (32- and 64-bit)
Remote Administrator v2.20
TightVNC 1.2.9
Wamp Server 1.6.5 (Apache 2.0.59, MySQL 5.0.24a, PHP 5.1.6) - problem starting mysql service for solution please see: Php3ch0's Blog
Wireshark (ex Ethereal) V0.99.3


Web Browsers and Plugins

Mozilla Firefox v1.5.0.7
Mozilla Firefox v2.0 Final (32 and 64-bit)
Mozilla Minefield (Firefox v3 pre-alpha build) (32-bit)
Opera 9.02 (32-bit)
Opera 7.0 (32-bit)
Maxthon 1.5.8 (32 bit)


Miscellaneous

SIW 1.64 (32-bit)
CCleaner v1.34.407 (32-bit)
ObjectDock v1.3 (32-bit)
XAMPP 1.5.4a (32-bit)
Roboform 6.7.9 (32-bit)
Tag&Rename 3.2 (32-bit)
Mp3tag v2.37a (32-bit)
SuperCopier 2 Beta1.9
Java JRE 1.5.0.06
Dorgem 2.1.0 (32-bit)
AxCrypt 1.6.3 (32-bit)
Putty 0.58 (32-bit)
e-sword 7.7.7 (32-bit)
Macro Scheduler 8.1 (32-bit)
Registry First Aid 4.1.0 build 707
CPU-Z (32-bit)
Fraps v2.8.1 (32bit)
PC Pitstop Optimize 1.5.8.1
Guitar Pro 5 (32-bit)
Windows Washer 6.0.5.409
Metrosharp CMS Express 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp CMS Professional 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp CMS Small Business 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp CMS Enterprise 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp Retroact for CMS 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp Migrate for CMS 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp SteelSafe 2007 (32/64 bit)
Metrosharp OpenCMS (32/64 bit)
Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (last version)
Hex Workshop v4.23
IDM UltraEdit-32 v12.20
Royal TS 1.3.2 (32-bit) [NOTE: Requires .Net 1.1 with it's SP1 and hotfixes to be installed.]
JAM Software Treesize Pro 4.0.2 (32-bit)
Nokia PC Suite 6.81.13.0 (32-bit)
Samsung PC Studio v3.0 (32bit)
NetLimiter 2.0.9
StartupMonitor (32- and 64-bit)
Recover My Files 3.98 (32-bit)
Spamihilator v0.9.9 (32-bit)
PAN Newsreader v0.14.2
pdfFactory Pro v3.00 (32-bit)
WhereIsIt v3.75.1013 (32-bit)
mst IsUsedBy 2.0.6.148 (32-bit)
Total Commander 6.55 (32 bit)
Super PI 1.1e (32 bit)


Has problems, but they can be solved :

Academic

Anti-Spyware

Antivirus

Backup [edit]CD/DVD Authoring

Compression

Defragmenting

Developer Tools

Borland C++ Builder 5 (32-bit) (Must be run in compatibility mode for Windows 2000 and Run As Administrator must be clicked on the compatibility tab in order to compile applications)
Borland Developer Studio 2006 Architect (use http://tinyurl.com/yglauz for installation)
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Emulators

VMware 5.5.2 build 29772 (64-bit) Use F8 during startup to turn off the enforced driver signature checking and it installs fine with a few driver error windows. You also need to do this any time you wish to run the program.


File Sharing

Azureus v2.x {Java} (32- and 64-bit) (In JRE Beta 2, you must copy msvcr71.dll from C:\\Program Files\\Java\\jre1.6.0\\bin to C:\\Program Files\\Azureus)

Firewalls/IDS's

FTP

Games

America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch) v2.7 {PB} (32- and 64-bit) (PunkBuster kicks for an unknown Windows API restriction. Just play on non-PB servers for now.) (..btt: This works fine for me (i.e. I can play on PB enabled servers with no issues) - though I have to run it with admin privileges, or it complains of insufficient OS priveleges.)
X-Plane 8.50, Flight Simulator -- Installer fails during OpenGl detection. Copying an installed folder from Win XP works fine under Vista (64-bit)
NFS Carbon, After the EA logo it crashes but when you set it to Win 98/ME compatibility mode it will work.
Doom 3 - lack of Open GL support in ATi drivers means that though the game runs, it looks terrible.
Tiger Woods 2007 - won't install due to a problem with Flash Player being incompatible with Vista. A beta version from Adobe labs fixes this.
Dungeon Keeper 2 - add -32biteverything to the end of the shortcut and run in XP mode.
Crashday (32bit) - startup videos appear upside down and non full screen, game performance seems very sluggish.



Graphics

AutoCAD R14 (Crashes when exiting)

Media

Messaging

Tencent QQ 2005 and 2006 (all versions) (doesn't support UAC; delete or rename NPKCRYPT.SYS and NPCKUSB.SYS in QQ's directory before running it as Administrator or the system will end up in BSOD when entering the password. )

Office Tools

VPN Clients

Network, web servers, etc

Apache 2.2.x + PHP 5.x and install with this instructions
Remote2PC Server - works (slightly slowly) when run as application, but does not work when run as service

Web Browsers and Plugins

Miscellaneous




Heavy problems, currently incompatible :

Academic

Anti-Spyware

Spyware Doctor™ 4.0 (32-bit) (Warning: Messes up the system files, causing Windows to disable all privileges)


Antivirus

AVG Free 7.1407 (won't install, windows claims incompatibility and automatically ends installation)INSTALL IN COMPATIBILITY MODE FOR XP
Symantec Antivirus 10.2 Build 199 (32- and 64-bit) - I have personally found it to be incompatible, occasionally disabling itself and you cannot uninstall. Found that 10.2.0.199 works fine on RC1. Issues with RC2 'Auto-Protect' is disabled and the scan engine 61.3.0.18 is non functional. (32- and 64-bit, services dont start, then wont uninstall) --- [Edit, disabling windows defender manually seems to solve problem temporarily, but it comes back]
Kaspersky Anti-Virus & Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 (Some protection tools cannot work under Windows Vista RC2 because of some incompatibility problems)

Backup

CD/DVD Authoring

Nero 7.5.1.1 does not work
Alcohol 120% 1.9.5.2802 (32-bit) [Crashed with BSOD during setup - 0x07E]

Compression

Defragmenting

Developer Tools

9Rays Spices.Net Decompiler v5.0.2.4 (Crashes on almost all operations)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express SP1 (Won't install. SP2 should work when it's released)
[edit]Emulators
Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 SP1
Virtual Clone Drive 5.1.4.5, (32 bit)System chrashed completely after driver was installed.

File Sharing

Firewalls/IDS's

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 Build 964 - Unfunctional.
Sysgate Personal Firewall Pro 5.1 - Missing component on installation, does not function

FTP

Games

Rappelz Open Beta (Game does not run due to Hackshield not being compatible.)
Pangya and Albatross18 (Game doest not run)
Prey (Game uses an openGL engine, but will run if you can get your drivers updated properly.)
Need For Speed Carbon (after EA Logo appears, you receive an error and the game crashes) *You can fix this by running in the compatibility mode for Windows NT/ Windows ME. If you backed-up your alias, run NFS the first time without the alias, it automatically creates a map in Documents and then you can copy your NFS Carbon alias map to Documents!
Second Life, installation fails due to not being able to detect a compatible graphics driver (using Ati's RC2 driver)
Max Payne (While the game is loaded at first step before main menu or/and before starting the first level after main menu, the game crashes with an error message. This was happening at XP also. But, this can be solved by a special way. The intro movie file of Max Payne " intro.mpg " is broken. So, it crashes. But, rename a .mpg video as "intro" and copy it to Program Files\\Max Payne\\Movies folder. Overwrite the file. Then, run Max Payne. It works without any problem) - wouldn't this be better in the can be fixed section then?
Colin McRae Rally 2005 - uses Starforce copy protection which is currently incompatible with Vista.
Trackmania Nations - uses Starforce (despite being a freely downloadable game!) there is a way to make it work but it takes a little while to do it. first you must remove starforce, then install game. update the starfoce drivers and then launch the game from the exe file and not the launcher ( sometimes you may have to copy the game folder to desktop 1st, then delete the game and re-install it to hide the starforce, before trying to launch it ) it does work as i have it running on my system

Graphics

Adobe Photoshop 4.0 (seems it don't run on systems with more than 512MB RAM)

Media

Steinberg WaveLab 5.01a ; 5.01b, Install fine, crash when open media files or "save as" for files.
Slysoft anydvd (64-bit) ; 6.0.8.0; 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 (64-bit); 2.9.0.1; 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

Messaging

Office Tools

VPN Clients

Checkpoint VPN-1 SecuRemote/SecureClient 598000191_1 [FAIL: blocked by vista, cause of compability issues]

Web Browsers and Plugins

Miscellaneous

Folding At Home (all versions except text-only console) [NOTE: download's core but fails to extract it, use text-only console version]
Microsoft Navision 3.70a Client
NEC OpenWorX Personal Call Assistant v4.2.2 [NOTE: Installation fails]
PDFCreator V0.9.3 (Note: Install failed)
EasyRecovery Pro 6.0 (Install Failed with Multiple errors & does not run)


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If you would like to Add to this please PM me
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List being updated. Thanks to all those who Pm'ed me. You shall be mentioned.
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This is getting a little outdated now as much support has been added.

If there is anyone willing to take over this thread and keep it updated please PM me.
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I think we are good now enterprise. After reading all that list my head started to hurt.
Good work though, I'm amazed at how much work you put into this. That's pretty amazing. Thanks on behalf of all the members.
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I wish you had a rep button, you deserve it.

Great job Star Ship Enterprise.
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Corsair H70 Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor ASUS VH242H 23" Monitor 
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Hehe ..thanks guys. The sources also deserve much credit aswel!
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It said that winamp cannot use 5.1 surround sound. Is this all of vista or just winamp because ive never been able to get surround sound to work.??
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Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 Build 964 - Unfunctional.
Damn ! I like this firewall and I was planning an upgrade from XP SP3 to Vista Ultimate x64.
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WoW = World of Warcraft. Remove the redundant one
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