Windows Vista Build 5472 Software Compatibility List

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This entry shall enable all ieXwiki members to create a list of software, that will work with Vista Build 5472, or won't work, so that it's possible to check that even before installation. Feel free to contribute.

For our previous results, check out the Beta 1 listing or the Build 5219 listing or the Build 5270 listing or the Build 5308 listing or the Build 5342 listing or the Build 5365 listing or the Build 5381 listing or the Beta 2 (Build 5384) listing or the Build 5456 listing.

However, for our hardware compatiblity results, please see this alternative listing.

NOTES:

  • An italic entry denotes a piece of software that was reported to work previously, but is unconfirmed for this particular build. Therefore, new entries should generally NOT be italicized.
  • Please mention the version/build number of the software and if it applies to the 32-Bit or the 64-Bit Beta OS!
  • All 16-Bit software will fail to run on Vista as such legacy support has been removed from the OS!


Contents

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)
  • EnCIFer v1.2 (32 Bit)
  • HyperChem v7.0 (32 Bit)
  • MathWorks MatLab 2006a (32 Bit)
  • MDL CrossFire Commander v7.0 SP2 Build 46 (32 Bit)
  • MDL IsisBase v2.5 SP1 (32 Bit)
  • MDL IsisDraw v2.5 (32 Bit)
  • Mercury v1.4.1 (32 Bit)
  • MestRe-C v2.3 (32 Bit)
  • OpenBabel OBGUI v1.0 (32 Bit)
  • SciFinder Scholar 2006 (32 Bit)
  • Shelxtl v6.0 (32 Bit)
  • SpinWorks v2.5.4 (32 Bit)

AntiSpyware

  • Ad Muncher v4.7 Beta (32 Bit)
  • Ad Muncher v4.7 (Build 23669/1320) Beta (32 Bit)
  • Ad Muncher v4.7 (Build 23669/1322) Beta (32 Bit)
  • Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal v1.06r1 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Rogers Yahoo! Antispy (32 Bit)
  • Spybot S&D v1.4 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: On 64 Bit, at least, immunize function causes the progress bar to enter an infinite animation loop!]
  • Spyware Doctor v3.2 (32 Bit)
  • SpywareBlaster 3.4 (32 Bit)
  • SuperAdsBlocker v2 (32 Bit)

AntiVirus

  • avast! v4.7.827 Home Edition (32 Bit)
  • avast! v4.7.844 Home Edition and Professional Edition (32 Bit) [NOTE: The Professional Edition is currently unconfirmed. Hence, the italics.]
  • avast! v4.7.844 Home Edition and Professional Edition (64 Bit)
  • avast! v4.7.871 Home Edition and Professional Edition (32 Bit) [NOTE: The Professional Edition is currently unconfirmed. Hence, the italics.]
  • AVG Free Edition v7.1.394 (32 Bit) [NOTE: download and install Microsoft's compatibility update first, either from this link or through Windows Update.]
  • AVG Professional Edition v7.1.384 (32 Bit)
  • ClamWin v0.87.1 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Command Antivirus v4.92.91 (32 Bit)
  • Eset NOD32 v2.50.16 (32 Bit)
  • Eset NOD32 v2.51.8 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: Control Center doesn't work in account with administrator privileges (UAPs fault?), works fine with built-in Administrator account.]
  • eTrust EZ Antivirus Corporate v7.0.139 (32 Bit)
  • eTrust EZ Antivirus v7.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: You can get 1 year free from eTrust, but has also been observed to hang the computer at the logon screen.]
  • F-Prot AntiVirus v3.16c (32 Bit)
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security v14.55.1003 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: For 64 Bit, make sure you follow the x64-specific directions on the download site.]
  • VirusChaser v5 (32 Bit)

Backups

  • DriveImage v7 (32 Bit)
  • Ghost v9 (32 Bit)

CD/DVD Authoring

  • Adobe After Effect v7.0 (32 Bit)
  • Adobe Encore DVD v1.5 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Thus far, all works as far as I can tell.]
  • AnyDVD v5.3.2.1 (32 Bit)
  • AnyDVD v5.9.4.1 (32 Bit)
  • AnyDVD v5.9.6.3 (32 Bit)
  • AnyDVD v6.0.0.4 (32 Bit)
  • Ashampoo Burning Studio v5.51 (32 Bit)
  • CloneDVD v2.8.4.1 (32 Bit)
  • CloneDVD v3.6.0.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: All works, but the box of Audio and subtitle selection don't show the content of DVD!]
  • ConvertXToDVD v2.0.15.136 (32 Bit)
  • Daemon Tools v3.33 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works perfectly.]
  • DeepBurner Free v1.8.0.224 (32 Bit on 32 Bit & 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: Works just fine.]
  • DVD Decrypter v3.5.4.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Displays error on close, but burns no problem.]
  • DVD Shrink 3.2 (32 Bit)
  • Frog ASPI v0.29.4 (32 Bit)
  • ImgBurn v1.3.0.0 (32 Bit)
  • ImgBurn v2.0.0.0 (32 Bit)
  • InterVideo DVDCopy v3 (32 Bit)
  • Gamejack v4.0.0.590 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Two virtual drives included.]
  • Gamejack v5.0.3.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: One virtual drive included.]
  • MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD Manager v2.5 (32 Bit)
  • Nero Burning ROM v5.5.10.5 (OEM) (32 Bit)
  • Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.0.14 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Nero Express crashes, but Nero Burning ROM works perfectly fine.]
  • Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.0.16 (32 Bit)
  • Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition + OEM v6.6.0.80 (32 Bit)
  • Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.1.4 (32 Bit)
  • Nero Vision Express v3.1.0.08 (32 Bit)
  • PowerISO v3.2 (32 Bit)
  • PowerISO v3.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Includes working virtual CD/DVD drive!]
  • Roxio Easy Media Creator v7.5.0.47] (32 Bit)
  • Sonic DVDit Pro v6.0 (32 Bit)
  • StarPort v2.6.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Includes working virtual CD/DVD drive!]
  • UltraISO v7.6.5.1269 (32 Bit)
  • Virtual CloneDrive v5.1.3.1 (32 Bit)
  • Virtual CloneDrive v5.1.4.5 (32 Bit)
  • WinISO v5.3 (32 Bit)

Compression

  • 7-Zip v4.42 (32 Bit)
  • Power Archiver v9.25 (32 Bit)
  • WinAce v2.6 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.42 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.30 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.5x (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.51 (64 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.60 Beta 4 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.60 Beta 5 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.60 Beta 6 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.60 Beta 7 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.60 Beta 8 (32 Bit)
  • WinRAR v3.60 (32 Bit)
  • WinZip v9.0 (32 Bit)
  • WinZip v10.0 (32 Bit)
  • ZipGenius v6.0.2.1041 (32 Bit)

Defragmenting

  • Diskeeper v10.0.598.0 (32 Bit)
  • O&O Defrag v8 Pro - Build 1341 (32 Bit)

Developer Tools

  • Bradbury TopStyle v3 (32 Bit)
  • Google Sketchup v5.0.295 Beta (32 Bit)
  • IDA Pro Standard v4.7 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Coldfusion MX v7 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Not very well tested, but appears to work.]
  • Macromedia Contribute v3 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver v8 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Extension Manager v1.7.240 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Fireworks 2004 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Fireworks v8 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Flash Professional MX 2004 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Flash v8 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia Flash v8 Video Encoder (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia FlashPaper v2 (32 Bit)
  • Macromedia HomeSite+ v5.5 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Needs FrontPage Server Extensions 2000/2002 which are available from Microsoft's web site.]
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition (32 Bit) [NOTE: No COM support for DirectX 8 and DirectX 7 type libraries.]
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS)
  • Microsoft Xbox SDK Build #5849 (32 Bit)
  • SharpDevelop (a.k.a. #Develop) v2.0.0.1591 (32 Bit)
  • Sludge Development Kit v1.6 (32 Bit)
  • Sludge Game Engine v1.6 (32 Bit)
  • Ultra-Edit v?.? (32 Bit) [NOTE: May give an error on first run, but otherwise works perfectly.]

Emulators

  • 1964 v0.9.9 (32 Bit)
  • Commodore 16/+4 - Artifex / Yape v0.56 (32 Bit)
  • ePSXe v1.6.0 (32 Bit)
  • FCEU v0.98.13-pre (32 Bit)
  • MAME v0104 - Windows Command Line Version (32 Bit)
  • MagicEngine v1.0.0 PR10 (32 Bit)
  • Project64 v1.6 and below (32 Bit)
  • RockNES v4.03 (32 Bit)
  • RockNES X v2.0f (32 Bit)
  • ScummVM v0.8.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Turns off Aero Glass.]
  • ScummVM v0.9.0pre (32 Bit)
  • Stella v1.4.2 (32 Bit)
  • Virtual Boy Advance (32 Bit) [NOTE: Turns off Aero Glass.]
  • Z26 v2.1.3 (32 Bit)
  • zSNESW v1.43pre {May 14, 2006} (32 Bit)
  • WinKawaks v1.55 (32 Bit)
  • WinUAE v0.8.23 (32 Bit)
  • WinUAE v1.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works for 99% of people, the rest can get it working with the -norawinput command line option.]

File Sharing

  • ABC (Yet Another Bittorrent Client) v3.1 (32 Bit)
  • Ares Galaxy v1.8.1 (32 Bit)
  • Ares Galaxy v1.9.1 (32 Bit)
  • Azureus v2.3.0.4 + JRE v5.0 (32 Bit) {Java}
  • Azureus v2.3.0.6 + JRE v5.0 (32 Bit) {Java} [NOTE: Crashes sometimes (Java reports errors) causing Aero Glass to become disabled, but re-enables on program close.]
  • Azureus v2.4.0.2 + JRE v6.0 (32 Bit) {Java} [NOTE: Works fine and Aero stays on.]
  • Bear Share v5.x.x (32 Bit)
  • Bitcomet v0.57 (32 Bit)
  • Bitcomet v0.62 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Bitcomet v0.68 (32 Bit)
  • Bitcomet v0.70 (32 Bit)
  • BitSpirit v3.1.0.0777 (32 Bit)
  • BitTornado v0.3.7 (32 Bit)
  • BitTorrent v4.0.4 (32 Bit)
  • Burst! v3.1.0b (32 Bit)
  • DC++ v0.674 (32 Bit)
  • eMule v0.45b (32 Bit)
  • eMule v0.47a (32 Bit)
  • Exeem v0.27 Beta (32 Bit)
  • Frostwire v4.10.9 Beta (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires Java Runtime Environment v6 Beta to work.]
  • Kazaa Lite Revolution v2.6.0 (32 Bit)
  • LimeWire Pro v4.9.7 (32 Bit) {Java}
  • LimeWire Pro v4.10.9 (32 Bit) {Java}
  • Limewire Pro v4.11.2 (32 Bit) {Java}
  • Limewire Pro v4.12.x (32 Bit) {Java}
  • NewsBin Pro v5.0 Beta - September 2005 (32 Bit)
  • Shareaza v2.1.0.0 (32 Bit)
  • Soulseek v156c (32 Bit)
  • Soulseek v157 test 8 (32 Bit)
  • μTorrent v1.5 Build 437 (32 Bit)
  • μTorrent v1.6 Build 473 (32 Bit)
  • μTorrent v1.6 Build 474 (32 Bit)
  • WinMX v3.53 (32 Bit) [NOTE: WinMX was resurrected.]

Firewalls/IDSs

  • Look 'n' Stop 2.05p2 - Build 5112,5219 (32 Bit)
  • PeerGuardian v2.0 Beta 6b (32 Bit) [NOTE: Windows Defender stops it from blocking.]
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security v14.55.1003 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: For 64 Bit, make sure you follow the x64-specific directions on the download site.]

FTP

  • AceFTP Pro v3.72.0 (32 Bit)
  • Blackmoon FTP Server v3.1 (32 Bit)
  • CuteFTP Pro v7.1 (32 Bit)
  • FileZilla v2.2.14b (32 Bit)
  • FileZilla v2.2.24b (32 Bit)
  • FileZilla v2.2.25 (32 Bit)
  • FileZilla v2.2.26a (32 Bit)
  • FlashFXP v3.1.7 Build 1060 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Will give errors when downloading a file, but just hit continue application.]
  • FlashFXP v3.2.0 Build 1080 (32 Bit)
  • FlashFXP v3.3.5 Build 1110 (32 Bit)
  • FTPRush v1.0 UNICODE (32 Bit)
  • FTP Voyager v12.3 (32 Bit)
  • GetRight Pro v6.0 (32 Bit)
  • SmartFTP v1.5 (32 Bit)
  • SmartFTP v2.0.996 (32 Bit)
  • TurboFTP v4.50 Build 420 (32 Bit)
  • WS_FTP Professional v9 (32 Bit)

Games

  • Punkbuster Client vX.X (32 Bit) [NOTE: Games which use Punkbuster must be run with elevated priveleges in order to avoid PB kicking you automatically. To do this, edit the shortcut for a game that uses PunkBuster, and under the compatablity tab, check "Run as Administrator". To help any other users, please denote any games that use PunkBuster with a "{PB}". {Source for Punkbuster Fix}
  • Age of Empires III (32 Bit)
  • Alien vs. Predator 2 (32 Bit)
  • Battlefield 1942 (32 Bit) {PB}
  • Battlefield 2 (32 Bit) {PB}
  • Black and White (32 Bit)
  • Black and White: Creature Isle (32 Bit)
  • Black and White 2 (32 Bit)
  • Blazing Angels : Squadrons of WWII (32 Bit)
  • Call of Duty v1.5 (32 Bit) {PB} [NOTE: The sky is NOT getting updated correctly.]
  • Civilization IV (32 Bit)
  • Colin McRae Rally v2.0 (32 Bit)
  • Comanche 4 (32 Bit)
  • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (32 bit)
  • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm (32 bit)
  • Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 (32 Bit)
  • Command & Conquer Yuri's Revenge (32 Bit)
  • Command & Conquer: Generals (32 Bit)
  • Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour (32 Bit)
  • Counter-Strike Source (32 Bit)
  • Crazy Taxi 3 (32 Bit)
  • Dark Age of Camelot (Darkness Rising client) v1.83 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Must be run in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]
  • Dark Age of Camelot (Darkness Rising client) v1.84 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Must be run in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]
  • Dawn of War (32 Bit)
  • Day of Defeat: Source (32 Bit)
  • Devastation v381 - European Version (32 Bit)
  • Diablo 2 with expansion"
   Discworld Noir (32 Bit)
  • Dismount - Latest Versions of All Games (32 Bit)
  • DOOM 3 v1.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Have experienced some flickering in gameplay.]
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online (32 Bit) [NOTE: Needs Administrator rights for updates.]
  • Elder Scrolls IV, The: Oblivion v1.1 Beta Patch (32 Bit on 32 Bit & 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: Conflicting reports as works fine for some, but the InstallShield setup crashes for another and requires the DX9 workaround for yet another!]
  • Enter The Matrix (32 Bit)
  • Eve-Online (32 Bit) [NOTE: See this Eve-Online Forums post.]
  • EverQuest 2 (32 Bit)
  • Flight Simulator 2004 v9.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works perfectly when the latest update is installed.]
  • Flight Simulator X - Beta 2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Sound has issues at times. Other than that, runs fine.]
  • Football Manager 2006 (32 Bit)
  • Grand Theft Auto III (a.k.a. GTA 3) (32 Bit)
  • GTA: San Andreas (32 Bit) [NOTE: Sound has issues at times. Other than that, runs fine.]
  • GTA: Vice City (32 Bit)
  • Guild Wars (32 Bit)
  • Half-Life (32 Bit)
  • Half-Life 2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: DVD versions such as "Collector's Edition" do NOT function properly under Vista, and may likely get stuck in 'read' mode resulting in the 'read' light to continuously stay on. Programs known to extract or read discs will not read the DVD properly either. Valve is aware of the issue, but because Vista is still a beta, they refuse to support beta software.]
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb v1.01 (32 Bit)
  • Lego Star Wars (32 Bit)
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude - Uncut (32 Bit)
  • Lineage II (32 Bit)
  • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth (32 Bit)
  • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Regular CD Edition (32 Bit)
  • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II - Collector's DVD Edition (32 Bit)
  • Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Spanish (32 Bit)
  • Mechwarrior 3 (32 Bit)
  • Myst 10th Anniversary DVD Edition (32 Bit)
  • Myst V: End Of Ages (32 Bit)
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 (32 Bit)
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (32 Bit) [NOTE: Gameplay may be a little laggy compared to XP.]
  • Need for Speed Underground (32 Bit) [NOTE: Game & tracks seem to load faster than in XP.]
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 (32 Bit)
  • Neverwinter Nights (32 Bit) [NOTE: Reduced framerate and the aurora module builder does not work.]
  • No One Lives Forever (32 Bit)
  • Omikron: The Nomad Soul (32 Bit)
  • Painkiller (32 Bit)
  • Planescape Torment v1.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Sometimes the characters go invisible, but the game still plays fine.]
  • Prey (32 Bit)
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (32 Bit)
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (32 Bit)
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (32 Bit)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (32 Bit)
  • Psychonauts (32 Bit)
  • Quake III: Arena (32 Bit)
  • Quake 4 (32 Bit)
  • Regiment, The (32 Bit)
  • Return To Castle Wolfenstein (32 Bit) {PB} [NOTE: Single player works fine, but PB kicks because of "Unknown Windows API" all the time when playing on the server. Additionally, the PB fix doesn't seem to work.]
  • Rogue Trooper (32 Bit)
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Case Of The Silver Earring (32 Bit)
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe (32 Bit)
  • Sims 2, The + its Expansion Packs (32 Bit) [NOTE: Some graphic settings unavailable.]
  • Starcraft (32 Bit)
  • Star Trek: Armada II (32 Bit)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (32 Bit) [NOTE: Not surprising since it's based on Unreal 2003.]
  • Star Wars Galaxies (32 Bit)
  • Steam Engine v1.48.0.0 - All Games (32 Bit) [NOTE: Steam insists that it runs as Administrator and there is no way of turning this off.]
  • Stepmania v3.9 (32 Bit)
  • Still Life (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires the StarForce Vista drivers from here.]
  • Terminator 3: The War of the Machines (32 Bit)
  • Tron v2.0 (32 Bit)
  • Tomb Raider: Legend (32 Bit) [NOTE: Invisible geometry using antialiasing on NVIDIA GPU. ATI not tested.]
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater: American Wasteland (32 Bit)
  • Total Annihilation (32 Bit)
  • Unreal v226 (32 Bit)
  • Unreal Tournament (32 Bit) {PB} [NOTE: Multiplayer not tested.]
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 (32 Bit) {PB} [NOTE: Will not save your username for online gaming, so need to re-enter it every time.]
  • Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines v1.0 (32 Bit)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines v1.2 Official Update (32 Bit)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines v2.4 Unofficial Update (32 Bit)
  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne v1.20e (32 Bit)
  • Winning Eleven v8 (32 Bit)
  • World Of Warcraft v1.930+ (32 Bit)

Graphics

  • Abby FineReader v8 Professional (32 Bit)
  • Adobe InDesign CS2 (32 Bit)
  • Adobe Illustrator CS2 v8.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Was dual booting with XP and, for some reason, had to install on a different partition.]
  • Adobe Photoshop CS v8.0 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Does NOT work for domain accounts.]
  • Adobe Photshop Elements 4 (32 Bit)
  • Advanced JPEG Compressor v4.6 (32 Bit)
  • Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 (32 Bit) [NOTE: A few minor graphical glitches in the interface such as when moving toolbars around, a split second double image of the toolbar appears.]
  • Corel Draw v12 (32 Bit)
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro v10.0x (32 Bit)
  • Curious Labs Poser v5 (32 Bit)
  • Hypersnap v6.01 (32 Bit)
  • IrfanView v3.98 (32 Bit)
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro v9 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Expressions "Acrylic" October CTP (32 Bit)
  • Paint.NET v2.63 (32 Bit)
  • PhotoImpression 4 (32 Bit)
  • Ulead PhotoImpact v10 (64 Bit)
  • Ulead PhotoImpact XL (64 Bit)

Media

[GENERAL NOTE: For CD Art Display RC4, some features not working such as fade in effect/Winamp plugin.]

  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 212 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 333 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 365 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 373 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 375 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 379 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 382 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 383 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 384 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 398 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 401 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 416 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 500 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 502 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 505 (32 Bit)
  • CD Art Display RC4 Build 507 (32 Bit)
  • Creative Media Source v1.01.53 (32 Bit)
  • DivX Codec v6.0 (32 Bit)
  • DivX Codec v6.2.5 (32 Bit)
  • DivX Converter v6.1 (32 Bit)
  • DivX Player v6.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Disables Aero while playing.]
  • EO Video v1.36 (32 Bit)
  • Exact Audio Copy v0.95 Beta 4 (32 Bit)
  • ffdshow - May 26, 2006 (32 Bit)
  • Fruity Loops Studio v6 (32 Bit)
  • FLV Player v1.3.3 (32 Bit)
  • Foobar2000 v0.8.3 (32 Bit)
  • Foobar2000 v0.9 B13 (32 Bit)
  • Gordian Knot Codec Pack v1-9 (32 Bit)
  • Intervideo WinDVD v6 (32 Bit)
  • Intervideo WinDVD v7 Preview 3 (32 Bit)
  • Intervideo WinDVD v7 Build 27.191 (64 Bit)
  • iTunes v4.9.17 (32 Bit)
  • iTunes v5.0.1 (32 Bit)
  • iTunes v6.0.4 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: DCE is disabled while in use (i.e. turns off glass).]
  • iTunes v6.0.4.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Glass can be disabled.]
  • iTunes v6.0.5.20 (32 Bit)
  • J River Media Center v10 (32 Bit)
  • JetAudio 6.2.6.8330 Plus VX (32 Bit) [NOTE: Plays almost all types of audio and video without lag and without turning off DWM.]
  • Last.fm Player (32 Bit) [NOTE: Changing the settings to "Use External Media Player" seems to improve performance]
  • MediaInfo v0.7.3.1 (32 Bit)
  • Media Player Classic v6.4.8.4 (32 Bit)
  • Media Player Classic v6.4.9.0 (32 Bit)
  • MediaMonkey v2+ (32 Bit)
  • MediaPlayer Classic v6.4.9.0 (32 Bit)
  • Mplayer (32 Bit)
  • Music Collector v6.11 (32 Bit)
  • Musicmatch Jukebox v10.00.4033 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Has problems starting the proccess for newer version lookup.]
  • Nero ShowTime (32 Bit)
  • nVidia nDVD Platinum v1.x (32 Bit) [NOTE: Includes PureVideo and nStantMedia.]
  • PowerDVD Deluxe v6.00.1102 (32 Bit)
  • PowerDVD Deluxe v7.00.1115 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Disables visual themes and intermittent crashes here n' there.]
  • PowerDVD Deluxe v7.0.1702.0 with Advanced Audio Pack (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works fine. Although you might experience codec problems as setting audio on stereo will crash player on cm9880 HD device.]
  • Premiere Pro v1.5 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Run Setup.exe in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]
  • QuickTime v6 (32 Bit) [NOTE: DWM disabled while in use.]
  • QuickTime v7.0.3 (32 Bit)
  • QuickTime v7.0.4 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: DCE is disabled while in use (i.e. turns off glass).]
  • QuickTime v7.1 (32 Bit)
  • Real Player Alternative v1.49 (32 Bit)
  • Riva Encoder v2.0 (32 Bit)
  • Songbird v0.1.1b (32 Bit) [NOTE: May freeze when adding files to the library at first, normal functionality thereafter.]
  • Songbird not-yet-ready-to-be-called-v0.2 (Nightly Build 2006.06.30) (32 Bit) [NOTE: Needs to be run in "Windows XP Service Pack 2" compatibility mode.]
  • SPD v2.00 (32 Bit)
  • SPD Player v1.30 (32 Bit)
  • Steinberg MyMP3Pro v5 (32 Bit)
  • TVTool v9.6 (32 Bit)
  • Twonkyvision UPnP Music Server (32 Bit)
  • Viralsound Engine Winamp Plugin v0.98 (32 Bit)
  • Winamp v5.094 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Graphical errors with modern skins.]
  • Winamp v5.22 (32 Bit)
  • Winamp v5.23 (32 Bit)
  • Winamp v5.24 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Graphical errors with modern skins such as when you drag down the playlist window, horizontal lines appear until you stop dragging it. Although probably related to poor ATI beta drivers as NVIDIA drivers work fine.]
  • Winamp v5.25 Beta 1 - Build 787 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Graphical errors with modern skins such as when you drag down the playlist window, horizontal lines appear until you stop dragging it. Although probably related to poor ATI beta drivers as NVIDIA drivers work fine.]
  • Winamp v5.25 Beta 1 - Build 812 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Graphical errors with modern skins such as when you drag down the playlist window, horizontal lines appear until you stop dragging it. Although probably related to poor ATI beta drivers as NVIDIA drivers work fine.]
  • Zoom Player v4.50 (32 Bit)

Messaging

  • AIM v5.0.2829 (32 Bit) [NOTE: It will say that it's not compatible, but just click continue & will work fine.]
  • AIM v5.5 (32 Bit) [NOTE: It will say that it's not compatible, but just click continue & will work fine.]
  • AIM v5.5.3595 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works for the most part except for sound!]
  • AIM v5.5.3595 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: Works for the most part except for sound!]
  • AIM Triton v1.2.71.1 Beta with AIM Ad Hack v5.1 Beta 2 (64 Bit)
  • AMSN v0.94 (32 Bit)
  • Gadu-Gadu - All Versions (32 Bit)
  • Gaim v1.5.0 (32 Bit)
  • Gaim v2.0.0 Beta (32 Bit)
  • Google Talk v1.0.0.92 Beta (32 Bit)
  • HydraIRC v0.3.151 (32 Bit)
  • ICQ v5.0 (32 Bit)
  • miniaim v0.3.0594 Beta (32 Bit)
  • miniaim v0.3.2904 Beta (32 Bit)
  • mIRC v6.03 (32 Bit)
  • mIRC v6.16 (32 Bit)
  • mIRC v6.17 (32 Bit)
  • mIRC v6.20 (32 Bit)

[GENERAL NOTE: For MSN Messenger v7.x, keep your taskbar visible to disable lag when typing.]

  • MSN Messenger v7.0.0816 (32 Bit)
  • MSN Messenger v7.5.0311 (32 Bit)
  • MSN Messenger v7.5.0324 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS)
  • MSN Messenger Add-On: Messenger Plus! v3.62.146 (32 Bit)
  • NewsRover v.11.3 (32 Bit)
  • PSI v0.10-CVS-pedrito - 2005/03/13 (32 Bit)
  • Skype v2.0.0.63 Beta (32 Bit)
  • Skype v2.0.0.107 (64 Bit)
  • Skype v2.5.0.113 (64 Bit)
  • Skype v2.5.0.130 (32 Bit)
  • TeamSpeak 2 Client (RC2) v2.0.32.60 (32 Bit)
  • TeamSpeak 2 Server (RC2) v2.0.20.1 (32 Bit)
  • Techsmith Camtasia v2.0.5 (32 Bit)
  • Trillian Basic/Pro v3.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: MSN connection may have problems and temporarily disables glass effects. Connection profiles may also end up deleted and the settings reset.]
  • Ventrilo v2.3.0 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • Ventrilo v2.3.2 Beta 3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Opening System Sound Control Panels from Setup doesn't work.]
  • WannaChat Build 060330 (32 Bit)
  • Windows Live Messenger v8.0.0792.00 (32 Bit) [NOTE: All versions of Messenger may not be able to sign in on your machine. This only appears to inflict a small number of machines and there is no known remedy. Also, run setup as an Administrator and in "Windows XP" compatibility mode to properly install it.]
  • Windows Live Messenger v8.00.0812(32 Bit)
  • Windows Live Messenger Add-On: Messenger Plus! Live v4.00.234 (32 Bit)
  • Windows Live Messenger Add-On: Messenger Plus! Live v4.00.235 (32 Bit)
  • Windows Live Messenger Add-On: Messenger Plus! Live v4.01.240 (32 Bit)
  • Yahoo Messenger with BT Communicator v7.0.0.438 (32 Bit)
  • Xchat v2.6.5a (32 Bit)
  • Xfire Build 14099 (32 Bit)
  • Xfire v1.58 - Build 20563 (32 Bit)

Office Tools

  • AbiWord v2.4.4 (32 Bit)
  • Adobe (Acrobat) Reader v7.0.8 (32 Bit on 32 Bit OS and 64 Bit OS)
  • Adobe (Acrobat) Standard v6.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: PDFMaker won't install!]
  • Adobe (Acrobat) Standard v7.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: PDFMaker works with this version.]
  • Concise Oxford English Dictionary - Eleventh Edition (32 Bit)
  • Diaryone v6.0 (32 Bit)
  • Emedit (32 Bit)
  • eXPert PDF Reader v1.5.620 (32 Bit)
  • Foxit PDF Reader v1.3 Build 1621 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office XP (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (a.k.a. Office "12") Beta 1 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2007 (a.k.a. Office "12") Beta 2 (32 Bit on 32 Bit OS and 64 Bit OS)
  • Microsoft OneNote 2003 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft OneNote 2007 (32 Bit on 32 Bit OS and 64 Bit OS)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird v1.0.6 (32 Bit)
  • Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5.0.4 (32 Bit)
  • MYOB Accountants Enterprise v6.26 (32 Bit)
  • OpenOffice.org 1.1.4 (32 Bit)
  • OpenOffice.org v2 Beta - 07/31/05 (32 Bit)
  • Promt v7 (32 Bit)
  • Quicken 2006 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Needs Administrator rights for updates. Run as admin for registration to enable online tools.]
  • TurboTax 2005 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Needs Administrator rights for updates.]
  • Visio 2003 (32 Bit)

VPN Clients

  • Cisco VPN Client v4.8.01.0410-k9-BETA (32 Bit) [NOTE: Unsupported beta client for Vista b5384.]

Web Browsers and Plug-Ins

Miscellaneous

  • 3DMark(20)01 SE Build v3.3.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: The tests works, but the full screen application runs at 60Hz refresh rate monitor! The Demo function doesn't work.]
  • 3DMark03 Build v3.6.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Reports of CPU tests causing rendering problems.]
  • 3DMark05 Build v1.2.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Conflicting reports of its success as it works for some. However, for others it won't install in Vista, but reusing an existing installation works okay and, for others still, the CPU tests cause rendering problems.]
  • Babylon-Pro v5.0.6 (32 Bit)
  • Babylon-Pro v6.0.0 (32 Bit)
  • Bintext HexReader v3.0 (64 Bit)
  • CINEBENCH v9.5 (32 Bit and 64 Bit)
  • CleanCache v3.3 (32 Bit)
  • Directory Opus v8.x (32 Bit)
  • DriverCleaner Pro v1.2 Build 27 (32 Bit)
  • eBay Turbo Lister v2 (32 Bit)
  • Everest Home Edition v2.20 (32 Bit)
  • FeedReader v3.03 (32 Bit)
  • Firetrust MailWasher Pro v5.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Needs Administrator rights to save blacklist file and filters.]
  • FlashGet - All Versions (32 Bit)
  • Google Earth v4.0.1657 Beta (32 Bit)
  • Google Earth v4.0.1693 Beta (32 Bit)
  • gVim 7.0 (32 Bit)
  • Hide IP Platinum v2.91 (32 Bit)
  • JV16 PowerTools 2005 (32 Bit)
  • JV16 PowerTools 2006 RC2 (32 Bit)[NOTE: Registry cleaner fails to repair items after restoring a backup]
  • KeePass Password Safe v1.05 (32 bit)
  • Konfabulator v2.0.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Now called Yahoo Widget Engine.]
  • Konfabulator v2.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Now called Yahoo Widget Engine.]
  • Logitech G-Series Keyboard Profiler v1.02.218 (32 Bit)
  • Logitech SetPoint v2.60.606 (32 Bit)
  • M8 Multi Clipboard v9.60 (32 Bit)
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 5.3.582.27 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Temporarily disables glass effects.]
  • Nokia PC Suite v6.80.22 (32 Bit)
  • Power4 Gear (32 Bit)
  • Primedius WebTunnel v5.74 (32 Bit)
  • ProTools LE v6.4 Digi001 (32 Bit)
  • Putty v0.58 (32 Bit)
  • Quark Xpress v6.5 (32 Bit)
  • Rainlender (32 Bit)
  • Reason v3.0 (32 Bit)
  • RegCleaner v4.3 (32 Bit)
  • Registry Mechanic v5.1 (32 Bit)
  • Registry Mechanic v5.2.0.310 (32 Bit)
  • ScienceMark2 (64 Bit)
  • Serious Samurize v1.63 (32 Bit)
  • SpeedCommander v10.30.4236 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Gives some error messages on exit, but basically works.]
  • Stardock ObjectDock (32 Bit) [NOTE: Any theme for the background of the dock shows very little on the left side, and nothing else, and it doesn't stay on the dock as you move your mouse over it. Just make it fully transparent, floading icons.]
  • Symantec Norton PartitionMagic v8.0x (32 Bit)
  • Symantec Norton System Works 2005 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Excluding NAV 2005.]
  • Symantec Norton System Works 2005 Premier (32 Bit) [NOTE: Excluding NAV 2005.]
  • TextPad v4.0 (32 Bit)
  • TightVNC Viewer v1.2.9 (32 Bit)
  • Total Commander v6.53 (32 Bit)
  • Total Commander v6.54a (32 Bit)
  • Total Commander v6.55 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Icons work now.]
  • TrueCrypt v3.1a (32 Bit)
  • Turbo Searcher v3 (32 Bit)
  • UltraEdit 12.10b and below (32 Bit)
  • VMWare Player v1.0.1 (32 Bit)
  • VMWare Workstation v5.5 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer displays an unsupported notice for Windows version 6.0, but it still works.]
  • VNC Viewer and Server (32 Bit)
  • WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software v5.0.1.2500


Has problems, but they can be solved

Academic

  • Ortep 3 v1.08 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Only runs in Administrator mode.]

AntiSpyware

  • SpywareBlaster v3.5.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Cannot be launched automatically after installation (produces an error) and cookie protection for Internet Explorer 7 cannot be enabled, but otherwise works.]

AntiVirus

  • Eset NOD32 v2.51.26 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Don't "Enable automatic startup of AMON" as Windows will hang. Instead start it manually after log in.]
  • eTrust EZ Antivirus v7.1 (32 Bit on 64 Bit) [NOTE: Realtime protection disabled!]
  • McAfee Enterprise v8.0i (32 Bit) [NOTE: Auto-update does NOT work; performance is best with patch 11.
  • Spysweeper 4.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Run setup in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]

CD/DVD Authoring

  • Cyberlink DVD Solution (32 Bit) [NOTE: Run setup in "XP Compatibility" mode.]
  • Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.1.4 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Nero Recode crashes!]
  • Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.3.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fails after installation, but works properly.]
  • Nero Burning ROM v7.0.5.4 ONLY (32 bit) [NOTE: Manually set Full control Security settings for the Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp directory, Installer launches a process that crashes, then reports that the installation failed, but running Nero\Nero 7\Core\nero.exe directory appears to work!]
  • PowerISO v3.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Program itself works, but virtual drive not readable!]

Developer Tools

  • Macromedia Dreamweaver v8 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Some errors cause it to never work until you restore, so watch which features you use.]
  • Macromedia Studio v8 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Regular installer crashes, so instead run the individual MSIs manually and the program works fine.]
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition (32 Bit) [NOTE: Must jump through hoops to get .NET CF bits installed, but otherwise seems fine.]
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition (32 Bit on 64 bit OS) [NOTE: No problems installing .NET CF bits. OS will prompt about known compatibility issues with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition x64 - requires SP1 to be applied to SQL Server after installation.]

Emulators

  • Gens+ v0.0.9.60 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Attempting to switch or boot in Direct3D mode will cause gens+.exe to crash!]
  • MAME32 Plus! v0.106- (32 Bit) [NOTE: Folder List View is black, but text can be read, so just disable Folder List View.]

File Sharing

  • BitLord v1.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: It has to be set for "Windows 2000"/"Windows XP" compatibility mode or it won't work at all!]

Games

NOTICE: For DirectX 9-related problems, please try to updating to the latest DirectX End-User Runtimes! Thank you.

  • Chaos League (32 Bit) [NOTE: Start the setup manually -or- copy the install.exe file and open it. Then launch Task Manager, go to Process tab, right click on the consent.exe file and choose "Perform Administrative Tasks".]
  • City of Heroes (32 Bit) [NOTE: To have the game function, must change to XP video drivers, thus sacrificing Aero effects.]
  • Command & Conquer Renegade (32 bit) [NOTE: Installer crashes; copy Install directory to harddrive and unpack each Game.cab using WinRAR. Impossible to install Westwood Online components.]
  • Counter-Strike v1.x (32 Bit) [NOTE: Only runs in software mode.]
  • Dungeon Keeper 2 v1.7 (32 Bit) [NOTE: The installer crashes, so copy the files manually from the CD and run it with "Windows 2000" compatibility mode.]
  • Far Cry (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires msvcr71.dll from Windows XP.]
  • F.E.A.R. v1.0.4 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires the DX9 workaround due to "This application failed to start because d3dx9_25.dll was not found".]
  • Final Fantasy XI (32 Bit) [NOTE: Vista reports the PlayOnline program to be incompatible due to an 'update problem', but the system runs and updates fine--albeit with a rare hang sometimes. Resetting will solve that.]
  • Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords v1.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: The game launcher needs to be run in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]
  • Halo PC v1.07 b614 (32 Bit) [NOTE: You must download the new 614 build of patch v1.07, not b613.]
  • Heroes of Might and Magic V (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires the DX9 workaround due to "This application failed to start because d3dx9_25.dll was not found".]
  • Icewind Dale II (32 Bit) [NOTE: Graphic issues; game runs slowly.]
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires the DX9 workaround due to "This application failed to start because d3dx9_25.dll was not found".]
  • Prey Demo [NOTE: ERROR: The current video card / driver combination does not support the necessary features. "This error is showing up with people trying to run it on Vista with beta drivers that don't actually have correct OpenGL support. I believe the current ATI Vista drivers fall in this camp. Vista beta is not supported." - OSBrian Karis from 3D Realms forum]
  • Titan Quest (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires the DX9 workaround due to "This application failed to start because d3dx9_27.dll was not found".]
  • Titan Quest v1.08 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires the DX9 workaround due to "This application failed to start because d3dx9_27.dll was not found".]
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield v1.30-1.60 (32 Bit) {PB} [NOTE: Despite PB workarounds, usually get "Server Not Responding" error when trying to join an online game.]
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (32 bit) [NOTE: Requires the StarForce Vista drivers from here.]
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (64 Bit) {PB} [NOTE: Online gaming companion 'punkbuster' was not tested.]
  • Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory (32 Bit)

Graphics

  • ACDSee v8.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs fine, but Vista reports that there may be issues; the program may possibly crash!]
  • Adobe Creative Suite 2.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: It will start to install, complete the installation, and then lose the user name, company name, & serial number before you activate the software.]
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max v8.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Run with OpenGL as DirectX has issues rendering in viewports.]
  • Inkscape v4.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Crashes when save dialog is opened, but auto saves to C:\Users\Administrator. You must then rename the file to give it a .svg extension.]

Media

  • AC3Filter v1.01a RC5 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works, but cannot manually change values in textboxes due to "Not a floating point value" error.]
  • BSplayer Pro v2.0 build 937 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works in windowed and full-screen modes, but seems slower with most codecs than Windows Media Player. The application will register properly and will prompt for registration info each time it is launched, but you can simply click "OK" without entering this info again. Selecting "Add Files..." from the playlist will try to bring up an "Open File" dialog but the file listview doesn't show properly. The "Filter Manager" in the preferences will cause an invalid class string exception, but you can copy your BSplayer.xml file from a Windows XP installation of BSplayer to use your previously-setup filter preferences.]
  • Intervideo WinDVD v4.0 Build 11.030 (32 Bit) [NOTEe: Graphical controls do not load but right click menu and all short cut keys are functional. No splash screen. Player works fine both windowed and full-screen.]
  • Photo Story v3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Need to download via XP. Some features work, except for previewing and the "create music" function.]
  • Real Player v10.5 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works, but throws a compatibility error. Also seems to crash when trying to read the version info!]
  • VLC Media Player - All Versions (32 Bit and 64 Bit) [NOTE: Stops DWM from working and DWM turns itself back on after VLC is closed.]

Messaging

  • AIM Triton v1.2.80.1 Beta (32 Bit) [NOTE: Must use this alternative installer.]
  • Miranda IM v0.4.0.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Menus are broken, but messaging and setting status works.]
  • Miranda IM v0.5 Test Build #57 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Can't access options or log files, so copy over your configuration files from an earlier install.]
  • MSN Messenger 7.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Sometimes will restart after installation, but works perfectly.]
  • Ventrilo v2.1.4 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works, but the sound is all messed up at times!]

Office Tools

  • Microsoft Office 2007 (a.k.a. Office "12") Beta 1 (32 Bit) [Note: Can't install due to compatibility error. Change compatibilty mode from "Windows XP Service Pack 2" to "Windows Server 2003", then the installation is smooth and Office works fine.]

Miscellaneous

  • AveDesk v1.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Graphic effects are very slow. Desktop level not working.]
  • BlueSoleil Bluetooth v1.6 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Run setup in "Windows XP" compatibility mode, but still many driver installations to approve during the installation process.]
  • Dell Quickset v3.9.4 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Run setup in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]
  • CPU-Z v1.34.1 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: Only some features, such as CPU info, work; Mainboard and memory timings do not show!]
  • Gimp, The (32 Bit) [NOTE: You must install GTK and the Gimp in Admin mode. You also have to run it in Admin mode.]
  • Google Desktop Search v2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Integrated deskbar is broken; floating deskbar and sidebar both work!]
  • Hamachi v0.9.9.9 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works when installed with "Windows XP Service Pack 2" compatibility mode.]
  • Hamachi v1.0 beta, release 56, FC 23 (32 bit) [NOTE: Works when installed with "Windows XP Service Pack 2" compatiblity mode and disable UAP with the msconfig tools. Some other people also run its hamachi.exe in "Windows XP Service Pack 2" compatibility mode and, in the same tab, as Administrator.]
  • Palm Desktop v4.1.4 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires restart after install. Then set the HotSync to run in "Windows XP (SP2)" compatibility mode.]
  • Process Explorer v10.11 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Requires Administrator rights to display complete information, otherwise most system processes show up as blank or "<access denied>". Can replace the built-in Windows Task Manager, but doesn't automatically run with elevated rights if run from the Ctrl-Alt-Del security screen or from the Windows taskbar context menu item.]
  • RivaTuner v2.0 RC15.8 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Must be started in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]
  • RSS Bandit v1.3.0.42 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Clicking a menu item crashes the application!]
  • TightVNC Server v1.2.9 [NOTE: Just gives you a black screen when run as a service!]
  • TightVNC Server & Viewer v1.3dev7 [NOTE: The installer claimed that it couldn't register the service, but running the TightVNC server from the Start menu appears to work fine. You may have to manually open the firewall.]
  • VMware Workstation v5.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version, but can workaround that by using Orca to modify the MSI and run it in "Windows XP" compatibility mode.]


Heavy problems, currently incompatible

AntiSpyware

  • Ewido v4.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Ewido will install, but produces the initialization error 0xc0000142 upon launching and must be terminated.]
  • Xoftspy SE (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works, but may have an unpleastant result on your computer!]

AntiVirus

  • AntiVir Personal Classic (32 Bit) [NOTE: No LiveGuard and Explorer hangs sometimes on context menu access!]
  • AVG Free Edition 7.1.371 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Error on install!]
  • BitDefender v8 Standard (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fatal BSOD!]
  • BitDefender v8 Professional Plus (32 Bit) [NOTE: Makes computer run very slow, may give fatal BSOD!]
  • Bullguard v6.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects an unsupported Windows version!]
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal v5.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fatal BSOD on reboot! However, it works on some systems.]
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal v6.0.299 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Seems to works fine, but it messes with Vista license and every once in a while you get a popup saying the Vista License has been tempered with. Also, the Control Panel and some other stuff stops working.]
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus v6.0.300 [Personal] (32 Bit)
  • McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i Beta III (32 Bit) [NOTE: Upon installing this on your system, Your Vista system will emidatly fail and you will unable to run vista.]
  • Microsoft OneCare Beta (32 Bit)
  • Panda Antivirus Titanium 2005 [NOTE: Causes system files to fail!]
  • Symantec Antivirus v9 - Corporate Edition (32 Bit) [NOTE: Screws up system by disabling services and system commands!]
  • Symantec Antivirus v10 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fatal BSOD!]
  • Symantec Norton Antivirus 2003 Professional (32 Bit) [NOTE: BSODs, even during Safe Mode boot! Do NOT install anymore!]
  • Symantec Norton Antivirus 2004 Professional (32 Bit)
  • Symantec Norton Antivirus 2005 (32 Bit)
  • Symantec Norton Antivirus 2006 (32 Bit)
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2004/2005 (32 Bit)
  • ZoneAlarm with Antivirus v5.5.x (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version, but does start installing anyway. However, at 29% it freezes--even after 30 minutes!]
  • ZoneAlarm Security Suite v6.1.737.000 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version!]

Backups

  • DriveImage v7 (32 Bit SW on 64 Bit OS)
  • Ghost v9 (32 Bit SW on 64 Bit OS)
  • Symantec LiveState Recovery v3.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Hard disk drive information does not get retrieved!]
  • Symantec LiveState Recovery v6.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Hard disk drive information does not get retrieved!]

CD/DVD Authoring

  • Adobe Encore DVD v2.0 (32 Bit SW on 32 Bit OS & 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: When attempting to install, kicks out due to version error! Using compatibility mode doesn't even make a difference.]
  • Alcohol 120% (32 Bit) [NOTE: Incompatible!] EDIT: Will work just need to bypass it saying your computer needs a restart every time you try to install it
  • CloneDVD Mobile v1.1.0.4 Beta [NOTE: Destination file disappears!]
  • Daemon Tools v3.x (32 Bit) [NOTE: Technically, an unsupported version for Vista but the results differ!]
  • Daemon Tools v4.0, v4.0.1, and v4.0.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Unsupported version for Vista!]
  • Daemon Tools v4.0.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works only for Beta 2 release (build 5384.4).]
  • Microsoft Windows VirtualCD v2.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Virtual device not appearing!]
  • Nero Ultra Edition v7.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Extracts fine, but doesn't run the resulting installer of setupX.exe!]
  • Virtual CD v7 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs great, but afterwards can't mount anything!]

Defragmenting

  • Diskeeper v9 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version, and if forced, may break MMC!]
  • Diskeeper v10.0.593.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version!]
  • Diskeeper v10.0.598.0 (64 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version!]
  • PerfectDisk v7 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version!]

Developer Tools

  • Borland Delphi 2005 (32 Bit)
  • IntelliJ IDEA v5.1 (32 Bit)
  • Sybase PowerDesigner v11.0 (32 Bit)

Emulators

  • PCAE v2.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Won't open!]
  • Stella 20060409 Nightly (32 Bit) [NOTE: Quits after selecting a ROM to load!]

File Sharing

  • GrabIt v1.6.2 (32 Bit)

Firewalls/IDSs

  • Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro v2.7 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer issues and fatal BSOD!]
  • BlackICE PC Protection v3.6 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version.]
  • Jetico Personal Firewall v1.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fatal BSOD!]
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 2006 Beta (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer issues, Fatal BSOD!]
  • Kerio Personal Firewall v4.2.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects unsupported Windows version and running in "Windows XP" compatbility mode doesn't help!]
  • PeerGuardian v2.0 Beta 6b (32 Bit & 64 Bit on 64 Bit)
  • Privatefirewall (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fatal BSOD!]
  • Sygate Personal Firewall Pro v5.x (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs but does NOT work!]
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security with Antivirus 2004 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Due to NAV 2002 issue!]
  • Symantec Internet Security with Antivirus 2005 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Due to NAV 2005 issue!]
  • ZoneAlarm Free v6.0.667.000 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects an unsupported Windows version.]
  • ZoneAlarm Pro v60.667.000 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Does not install!]
  • ZoneAlarm Pro v6.0.631.003 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer detects an unsupported Windows version.]

Games

  • Boiling Point [NOTE: Installs without media codecs, loads up with bits of the screen missing. Once in game everything black & white and only half there. All in all doesn't work.]
  • Command and Conquer 95 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fails. Probably due to 16-bit code remnants.]
  • Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps (32 Bit) [Note: Doesn't work with StarForce Vista patch or when run in compatibility mode.]
  • DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs fine, but runs painfully slow on loadup. Disabling Aero effects and running in compatibility mode doesn't help.]
  • Gametap (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installation begins normally, but eventually freezes as if a UAC confirmation were going to show up, but nothing ever happens.]
  • Megaman X 8 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Gives error about "DirectMusicPerformance" and shows black window!]
  • Myst URU Complete Chronicles (32 Bit) [NOTE: Starts to load game with "Windows XP" compatibility mode, but then crashes!]
  • Rise of Nations (32 Bit) [NOTE: Warns of incompatability and then runs through intro videos, but crashes when getting to menu!]
  • Second Life (32 Bit) [NOTE: Complains about video card driver and refuses to start. I'm running ATI beta driver (ati_LH_RC0_32.exe).]
  • Silkroad Online v1.054 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Won't start cause it doesn't recognize DirectX 10 (requires DirectX 9.0b+).]
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic v1.03 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Doesn't go past the game launcher, crashes.]
  • Theme Hospital (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fails. Probably due to 16-bit code remnants.]
  • PREY (32 Bit) [NOTE: This is also in the compatible list but on SOME PC's with a Radeon X800GTO PREY will say that the card has 8MB memory and does not have any technology built into it so PREY will just shut down again.]

Graphics

  • ACDSee v6 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Can't be installed!]
  • ACDSee v7 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Can't be installed!]
  • Adobe CS2 Suite (32 Bit) [NOTE: Could not install the entire package, but could individually install Photoshop and Illustrator CS2.]
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max v7.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Viewport graphics glitch. Only one or two viewports will show content at a time, other viewports will be plain white. Rendering and everything else appears to work fine.]

Media

  • Cakewalk Pro Audio SONAR v1, v2, v3, v4, v5 (32 Bit)
  • Foobar2000 v0.9 B6 and b14+ (32 Bit) [NOTE: On trying to open music files you receive an "Unhandler exception: bad allocation" error! This problem has since been confirmed with developers and anything past beta 14 will product this error, so install beta 13 if you want to use it.]
  • iTunes v6.0.5.20 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: Error message states "This software does not install on 64-bit operating systems." Then gives you the option to press finish which ends the installer without installing it.]
  • Musicmatch Jukebox v10 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Appears to install successfully, but will not launch.]
  • Nero Wave Editor from Nero v6.6.0.14 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Silently fails even in "Windows XP" compatibility mode!]
  • Tunebite DRM Stripper v3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer works fine when put in "Windows XP" compatability mode, but due to Vista's new sound-driver system, the program can't detect soundcards and will NOT work!]
  • Virtuosa v5.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Reports an ASPI error and won't play.]
  • Windows Media Encoder v9 [NOTE: Do NOT restart computer after installation, and uninstall software before shutting down!]
  • Windows Movie Maker v2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Vista Build 5231 comes with it and works just fine.]

Messaging

  • AIM v5.9 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Install hangs on imghlp.dll!]
  • AIM v5.9.3861 (32 Bit on 64 Bit OS) [NOTE: Install hangs on imghlp.dll!]
  • AIM Triton v2.2.71.1 Beta (32 Bit on 64 bit OS) [NOTE: Installer detects an unsupported Windows version and silently fails when run in "Windows XP" compatibility mode! Also v2.2.71.1 was apparently incorrectly versioned by AOL and actually predates v1.2.80.1]
  • AIM Triton v1.2.80.1 Beta (32 Bit on 64 bit OS) [NOTE: Installer runs without any need for compatibility mode and seems to install successfully. The application hangs and is non-responsive when you try to log in!]
  • Klient v2.1.4 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs fine, but crashes immediately when attempting to run!]
  • Turnpike v6.x (32 Bit) [NOTE: Turnpike installs fine, and connect.exe runs fine. The UI, however is not fully usable or stable. The June CTP is marginally better but TP is still broken]

Office Tools

  • Adobe Reader v7.0 Full & v7.0.1 Update (32 Bit) [NOTE: Fails during installation and only partially installs.]
  • Novell Groupwise v7.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Install errors and error on launch!]
  • Outlook 2003 SP2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: At first launch, the initial setup loops continiously and only partially installs.]
  • Sage Line 50 Financial Controller v12.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs okay, but file locking incompatible, so can't post transactions!]

VPN Clients

  • Checkpoint SecuRemote (32 Bit) [NOTE: I've tried all versions, but setup thinks it's trying to install on XP and quits!]
  • Cisco VPN Client v4.0 (32 Bit)
  • Cisco VPN Client v4.8.01.0300 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Setup can't create VPN device and fails!]

Web Browsers and Plug-Ins

  • Plug-In: Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer v4.0 Beta (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs without problems. However, it breaks the IE context menu as the menu appears, but is unclickable!]

Miscellaneous

  • AOL v9 SE (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works one time, but then updates some network driver which kills AOL and IE's ability to run! Fortunately, system restore fixes all that though.]
  • BlueSoleil Bluetooth v2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installer errors 272 and aborts at the drivers part due to undetected device!]
  • C-Media Settings/Tools v?.? for C-Media Audio Cards/Boards (32 Bit) [NOTE: Driver will install, but the "mixer" app will not display (even though it does load). Audio is great, but microphone will be insanely quiet ... basically unusable.]
  • DigitalPersona Password Manager v1.0 [NOTE: Detects unsupported OS and terminates installation.]
  • DScaler v4.1.15 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Starts with a small window and an unreadable error message!]
  • FtpDrive v?.? (32 Bit) [NOTE: Mounts drive, but nothing is on it ... again useless.]
  • HP IP Console Viewer 2.5b (32 Bit on 64 bit OS) [NOTE: InstallAnywhere halts on extracting the installer. When prompted to "Please select another location to extract the installer to:" it will not progress no matter where you choose to extract the applciation!]
  • Internet Download Manager v5.0.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: After installation, it screws up networking for the entire system. DNS no longer resolves addresses. Fortunately, uninstallation fixes problem.]
  • Logitech SetPoint v3.0.107 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs without errors, but when you open it, there's only one tab showing the about and website links.]
  • Logmein (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs, but throws an error when logging in remotely!]
  • Microsoft Intellipoint v5.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Will NOT show selection of mice!]
  • Microsoft Intellitype Pro v5.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Will NOT show selection of keyboards!]
  • Microsoft Sidewinder Game Controller v4.0 (32 bit) [NOTE: Displays an internal error message!]
  • MSN Zone (32 Bit) [NOTE: Will render IE useless by way of crashing upon startup! Fortunately, can use system restore to return things back to normal.]
  • NEC DTermSP30 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Installs and configured, but is unable to connect to PBX.]
  • NetDrive v?.? (32 Bit) [NOTE: See Webdrive as basically the same application.]
  • PGPDesktop v8.0.3 (32 Bit)
  • PGPDesktop Professional v9.0.2 Build 2424 (32 Bit) [NOTE: There is a dialog box after installation: "Yukon is not supported in this windows version."]
  • SecureW2 v3.1.2 (32 Bit) [NOTE: While trying to connect to the wireless network, Windows throws an error "Invalid Option"!]
  • Tellique/Tellitec Satellite Server/Client Proxy Application - All Versions (32 Bit) [NOTE: Will NOT allow data back via satellite!]
  • Wamp Server v1.63 (32 Bit) {An Apache and PHP-MySQL server) [NOTE: Services don't start!]
  • WebDrive v?.? (32 Bit) [NOTE: Pretty much unusable as it will connect and mount the drive, but viewing the drive will just display a bunch of 8bit files with no name. Also, the system tray icon will appear in only 4 colors.]
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