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This entry shall enable all ieXwiki members to create a list of software, that will work with Vista

(Build 6000), or won't work, so that it's possible to check that even before installation. Feel free to
contribute. Originally started by Jonathan Yaniv (jyaniv)

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

You can also check out XCPUS Forums for a similar listing of compatible hardware & software.

Microsoft has now published a list of programs compatible with Windows Vista in their knowledge
base, KB933305: Applications that have earned the "Certified for Windows Vista" logo or the "Works
with Windows Vista" logo.


• Entries are in alphabetical order.

• Please mention the version/build number of the software and if it applies to the 32-bit
and/or the 64-bit beta OS (e.g. "Software vX.XX.XXXX (32- and 64-bit)")!
• On 32-bit Vista RTM, 16-bit or 32-bit Windows programs which uses 16-bit drivers or
VxDs will not work anyway as on any NT systems. 16-bit fullscreen DOS programs do not

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• 1 Works
o 1.1 Academic
o 1.2 AntiSpam & AntiSpyware
o 1.3 AntiVirus
o 1.4 Audio and Music
o 1.5 Benchmark
o 1.6 Backup
o 1.7 Browsers
o 1.8 CD/DVD Authoring
o 1.9 Checksum Tools
o 1.10 Codecs & Converters
o 1.11 Compression
o 1.12 Corporate Records Management
o 1.13 Customization
o 1.14 Databases
o 1.15 Defragmenting
o 1.16 Development Tools
o 1.17 Download Managers
o 1.18 Email
o 1.19 Emulation
o 1.20 Encryption
o 1.21 Encyclopedia
o 1.22 Financial
o 1.23 Firewalls / IDS's
o 1.24 FTP
o 1.25 Games
o 1.26 Graphics/Design
o 1.27 Hardware Monitoring Tools
o 1.28 Internet Tools
o 1.29 List and Note Managers
o 1.30 Media Center Plugins
o 1.31 Messaging
o 1.32 Mobile Phone / Cell Phone
o 1.33 Network
o 1.34 Office Tools
o 1.35 Other
o 1.36 Password Managers
o 1.37 PDA & GPS
o 1.38 Peer to Peer
o 1.39 Remote Control
o 1.40 Scientific
o 1.41 Screen Capture
o 1.42 System applications
o 1.43 Video
o 1.44 Viewers
o 1.45 Virtual Machine

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o 1.46 Voice Recognition or Speech Synthesizer
o 1.47 Web Development
o 1.48 Web Servers
• 2 Has problems, but they can be solved / minor unsolved
o 2.1 Academic
o 2.2 Admin
o 2.3 Antivirus
o 2.4 Audio
o 2.5 Backup
o 2.6 Bluetooth
o 2.7 CD/DVD Authoring
o 2.8 Compression
o 2.9 Developer Tools
o 2.10 Design Software
o 2.11 Email
o 2.12 Financial
o 2.13 Firewalls / IDS's
o 2.14 Games
o 2.15 Graphics/Design
o 2.16 Network, web servers, etc
o 2.17 Other
o 2.18 PDA & GPS
o 2.19 Remote Control
o 2.20 Screen Capture
o 2.21 Video Editing
o 2.22 Viewers
o 2.23 Web Servers

• 3 Heavy Problems, Currently Incompatible

o 3.1 Antispyware
o 3.2 Antivirus
o 3.3 Audio
o 3.4 Backup
o 3.5 Bluetooth
o 3.6 CD/DVD Authoring
o 3.7 Checksum Tools
o 3.8 Developer Tools
o 3.9 Encryption
o 3.10 File Recovery
o 3.11 File System
o 3.12 Financial
o 3.13 Firewalls / IDS's
o 3.14 FTP
o 3.15 Games
o 3.16 Graphics/Design
o 3.17 Media Players
o 3.18 Network
o 3.19 Password Managers
o 3.20 PDA Synchronization

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o 3.21 Remote Control
o 3.22 Screen Capture
o 3.23 System Applications
o 3.24 Voice Recognition
o 3.25 Video
o 3.26 Word Processors

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There are 3 major categories (Works, Somewhat works, & Heavy problem/doesn't work). POST in
the right sections and ALPHABETICALLY please...


• Biacore 3000 Control Software 3.2

• BIAevaluation Software 3.2
• BioRad QuantityOne 2.6.3
• Electrical Troublshooting Training Software (32bit)
• Endnote X
• Enterprise Architect
• Vector NTI 6 (32-bit) [Install into a directory other than C:\Program Files]
• Vector NTI Advance 10.3
• Zeiss Axio Vision LE 4.6
• Zeiss Lsm Image Browser 4 Appareil Photo Numérique

AntiSpam & AntiSpyware

• Avast Avast Home and Professional v4.7.942(32/64-bit)

• Avira AntiVir v9.0.0 (32/64-bit) - NOTE: Free Version updates available.
• CA eTrust PestPatrol Antispyware v4.4.4.81 (32-bit)
• EMSI Software a-squared Free v2.1
• ESET ESET Smart Security v3.0.563 or later, any version of v4 (32-bit/64-bit)
• ESET NOD32 Antivirus v2.70.16 or later, v3.0.563 or later, any version of v4 (32-bit/64-bit)
• FireTrust MailWasher Pro Ver. 5.3 (32-bit)
• Javacool Software SpywareBlaster 3.5.1 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal v1.06 (32-bit/64-bit), Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008 (32 and
• MailFrontier Anti-Spam
• Malwarebytes v1.34 (32-bit)
• PC Tools Spyware Doctor v5.1.0.272
• Pyrenean eDexter v1.42 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Spybot Search & Destroy v1.4 (32-bit)
• Spybot Search & Destroy v1.5
• Spyware Terminator v1.8.5.986 (32-bit)
• Sunbelt CounterSpy V2 (x86/x64)
• Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (32-bit/64-bit) - NOTE: Get the latest version, more info
• Spy Emergency (x86/x64)
• Webroot Spy Sweeper v5.5.7 (32-bit)
• WinPatrol WinPatrol v11.1.2007 or later (32-bit)

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• ALWIL Software
o avast! v4.7 Home Edition (32/64-bit) (28 language versions)
o avast! v4.7 Professional Edition (32/64-bit) (28 language versions)
o avast! Virus Cleaner Tool - version 1.0.209 (32-bit) (Czech)
• Avira GmbH
o Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic (32-bit)
o Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium (32-bit)
o Avira AntiVir all versions from 9 on are 32/64-bit - NOTE: Free Version updates
Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
Avira AntiVir Premium
Avira Premium Security Suite
Avira AntiVir Professional
• BitDefender Antivirus 2008 (32/64-bit)
• BullGuard
o BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 (32-bit)
o BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 (64-bit beta)
• CA Etrust Etrust EZ CA Antivirus v8.2.0.13 (32-bit)
• ClamWin portable v0.88.5
o ESET NOD32 Antivirus v2.70.16 or later, v3.0.563 or later (32-bit/64-bit)
o ESET Smart Security v3.0.563 or later (32-bit/64-bit)
• G DATA AntiVirus 2008 (32-bit), InternetSecurity 2008 (32/64-bit)
• Grisoft
o AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition v8.x.x (32-bit/64-bit)
o AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition v7.5.463 (32-bit/64-bit)
o AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition v7.5.441 (64-bit)
• Hitman Pro (v2.6)
• Jetico Personal Firewall for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista v. (32/64-bit)
• Kaspersky
o Kaspersky AntiVirus and newer (32/64-bit) (64 bits runs as 32 bits)
o Kaspersky Internet Security and newer (32/64-bit) (64 bits run as 32 bits)
o Kaspersky AntiVirus
• Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix (32-bit and 64-bit)
• McAfee
o McAfee AntiVirus 8.5i (32-bit)
o McAfee Security Center 11.2 build 7.2.144 (32-bit only, 64-bit in development)
o McAfee Site Advisor for IE or Firefox (32-bit)
o McAfee VirusScan 11.2 build 7.2.144 (32-bit only, 64-bit in development)
o McAfee Total Protection 2008 (complete solution including SiteAdvisor)
o Stinger v2.60 (32-bit)
• Microsoft
o Windows Live OneCare 1.5 (32-bit) - NOTE: Have to open some ports to get Windows
Mobile Device Center to work
o Windows Live OneCare 2.0.2500.10 (32/64-bit)
o Microsoft Security Essentials v1.0.1407.00 beta (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Moon Secure AV free (32-bit)
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• Norman Virus Control
• Panda Antivirus 2007 (32-bit)
• Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 (64-bit) Panda Webkinz
• PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition 4.0
• Softwin Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 10 Build 247 (32-bit)
• Rising Antivirus 2008 (32/64-bit)
• Sophos Klingon Anti-Virus (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Symantec
o Norton Antivirus 2007 - NOTE: Download the latest version, more info here (32-bit and
o Norton Antivirus 2008
o Norton Internet Security 2006/2007 - NOTE: Download the latest version, more info
here (32-bit and 64-bit)
o Norton Internet Security 2008
o Norton 360360 is out and work great on my 64-bit vista ultimate
o Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v10.2.224 - NOTE: Disabling Microsoft
Windows Defender may help solve sluggish performance.
o Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition v10.2.276
o Symantec Endpoint Protection v11.0
• Steganos AntiVirus 2008 (32/64-bit)
• Sunbelt Vipre 3.1 (32/64-bit)
• Spy Emergency (x86/x64)
• TrustPort Antivirus (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Trend Micro
o PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 v14.57 (32/64-bit)
o PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 - NOTE: Get the latest version, more info here
• ZoneAlarm Security Suite Beta Version for Vista

Audio and Music

• 1st MP3 tag editor

• Adobe Audition 1.5 (32 bit) Works perfectly. No compatibility issues.
• Adobe Audition 3.0 - works with Vista and releases in November 2007
• Adobe Soundbooth CS3
• Absolute MP3 Splitter & Converter 2.5.8
• AIMP v2.51 - freeware audio player
• Apollo Audio DVD Creator v1.24
• Apollo No1 DVD Audio Ripper v1.2.26
• Apple Quicktime v7.1.3 (32/64-bit) - installs as 32-bit app under 64-bit Vista
• Apple iTunes iTunes 7.6 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Apple iTunes Library Updater 1.22
• ArKaos VJ 3.6.1
• AtomixMP3 DJ: Virtual DJ v2.0 and AtomixMP3 v2.3
• Audacity v1.3.2-beta (32-bit)
• Audioactive Production Studio 1.05
• Cakewalk
• CoolEdit Pro 2.0
• Creative Tools: Creative AudioHQ, Creative Recorder, Creative Mixer etc.
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• dbPowerAmp Audio
• Daniusoft Digital Music Converter - Vista 32bit
• DarkWave Studio 2.7.0 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Digital Voice Editor 3 (Sony - comes with digital recorder, e.g. ICD-P520) (32-bit) [Installs and
runs, not all features checked]
• Dimension Pro DXi and VSTi sampler synthesizer works great with updates and expansion
packs, too
• Finale 2008, SongWriter 2007a (32-bit)
• Foobar2000 v0.8.3, v0.9.4.1 and v0.9.4.2 (During the installation, make sure Enable per-user
settings is on)
• Franchises for sale
• Free Easy HI-Q Recorder 2.0
• Free Bollywood Ringtones
• Fruity Loops 6.0.8 (32bit) - works great, performance slightly sub-par
• Floola v2.9.2 - it manages iPod or Motorola mobile phone
• FL Studio 7.0 XXL Producer Edition, works fine on Vista (32-bit) home Premium
• FXsound DFX Audio Enhancement v8.0 for Windows Media Player & Winamp
• GoldWave v5.17 (32-bit)
• Guitar Pro 5: (32-bit) Works fine! (Works with 64 bit)
• i-Sound WMA MP3 Recorder compatible since version 6.72
• LoopBe30 v1.5 - 30 Virtual MIDI Ports (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Jetaudio v6
• Magix Music Maker 5 a bit older version, but still, not the oldest (32bit) - Working Fine!
• MediaCoder
• Media Monkey latest Version (note old versions have not been tested)
• Mixxx 1.7.0 - DJ software (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• mp3tag v.2.37a (newly added Vista Support, v.2.36a and below simply crash)
• MP3 Tag Assistant 2,84 - NOT COMPATIBLE with Ultimate version
• MP3 Tag Pro powerful and simple mp3 tag editor
• mpTrim - Functions properly on Vista 32/64-bit systems (tested with version 2.13).
• Multi-channel Recording System v2.87
• musikCube v1.0 RC2 beta (32-bit)
• n-Track Studio 5 (32/64-bit)
• Native Instruments Absynth 3 and 4 works great too
• Native Instruments Battery 3
• Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2 (Works with 64 bit)
• Native Instruments Kontakt 2 (Works with 64 bit)
• Novation X-station drivers 1.1 (64 bit, must disable driver signing on startup (F8) )
• Orb MyCasting
• PolderbitS Sound Recorder and Editor 8.0 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Power Tab Editor 1.7(No Problems!!!)
• Project5 Version 2.5, Rapture 1.1, Z3TA+ 1.5 (32 & 64 bit)
• Propellerheads Reason 3.0.4, 4.0
• Razer Barracuda AC-1 Driver v2.10b Currently 32 Bit only!
• REAPER v2.45 (32 and 64-bit versions)
• Rhapsody v4.0.850
• Sibelius 5 (32-bit)
• Skype Recorder Extralabs Skype Recorder v.1.6 build 116
• Sonar 6 Updated 6.0.1 works great with VST and VSTi also (32 & 64 bit)
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• SONAR Producer Edition 6.2, SONAR Studio Edition 6.2, SONAR Home Studio 6, SONAR
Home Studio 6 XL, SONAR Power Studio (32 & 64 bit)
• Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6.0
• Sony Acid Pro 6.0d
• Sonic Foundry ACID Pro 3.0g (works perfect)
• Sonic Foundry Batch Converter 5.0b
• Sony Cinescore 1.0b and 1.0c
• Sony SonicStage CP 4.3
• Sony Sound Forge 8.0d
• Spectrasonics Atmosphere and Trilogy VSTi works great without any problem
• Steinberg V-Stack works good - some problems with ASIO
• Steinberg Sequel, Cubase 4.0.1, WaveLab 6.0.1, HALion 3, The Grand 2, Groove Agent 3 -
(Vista 32/64-bit)
• The GodFather 0.70 - MP3 tags editor
• Tag & Rename 3.4.6 (MP3 tag editor) (32-bit)
• Tag & Rename 3.5 Beta 2 (MP3 tag editor) (32-bit/64-bit)
• Total Recorder 7.xx Standard & Professional(32-bit/64-bit) User must install the Kernel Mode
Driver in order to record properly. In addition, users must enable Stereo Mix from within the
Sound properties panel (right-click and enable hidden devices), since it is automatically hidden
by Vista. The optional Video Add-onlets you to play, record, and edit video files in AVI or
WMV format.
• TronMe let's you to play (IVS) Interactive music and video format. v2.44 (32bit)
• Tuxguitar
• Ultra Tag Editor 2.4.3
• Voxengo Overtone GEQ v1.4 - 7-band harmonic graphic equalizer with multi-channel support
(32-bit and 64-bit)
• Wavepad works with no compatibility issues.
• Winamp v2x and v5x (32bit) - DRM Problems, 5.32 Pro
• WinAmp 5.3 (32bit) - work perfect but when startup Winamp note error with PX.dll but audio
and video files plays like on Win XP :D (To get rid of the PX.dll error, simply disable the CD
ripping/burning features during install)
• Winamp 5.35 - No major problems (fixes PX.dll error). Doesn't display correctly in Alt+Tab or
Flip3D though.
• XMPlay v3.4.2
• WWE Wallpapers


• Akella PT Boats: Knights of the Sea DX10 benchmark

• Codecult Codecreatures Benchmark Pro
• CrystalDiskMark (32/64-bit)
• CUDA VisionWorkbench v1.0.9.8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• DPC Latency Checker v1.1 (32/64-bit)
• Fraps 2.9 (32/64-bit)
• FurMark v1.7.0 (32-bit)
• Futuremark
o 3DMark05 1.3.0, 3DMark06 1.1.0 (32-bit)
o PCMark05 1.2.0
o PCMark Vantage (32/64-bit)

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• Geekbench 2.0.10 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Lightsmark 2007, Lightsmark 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Maxon Cinebench R10 (32/64-bit)
• PC Wizard 2008.1.80 (32/64-bit)
• PhysX FluidMark (32-bit)
• SciMark Standard Edition Graphics, Processors, Drives - (32/64-bit)
• SiSoftware Sandra XI SP2, XII 2008 (32/64-bit)
• Unigine - Sanctuary benchmark and Tropics benchmark DirectX 10.1 (32/64-bit)


• Acronis True Image Home v10.0.4871 - May require Vista startup repair from Vista DVD after
recovery. Same applies to version 11.xx.
• Acronis True Image WorkStation 9.1.3886 - May require Vista startup repair from Vista DVD
after recovery.
• Active Disk Image 3.2 Build 004 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• AIS Backup 2.3.1
• Allway Sync v5.5.8 Works fine on Vista Home Premium 32-bit
• Cobian Backup
• Dmailer Backup 8.0.126
• Disk Write Copy Personal Edition v1.5.0 (32/64-bit)
• DriveImage XML v1.21
• FileSafe Backup
• Genie-soft Genie Backup Manager v.8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Handy Backup Standard, DVD Edition, Professional, Full
• Karen's Replicator v3.3.5
• KLS Backup 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Seagate/Maxtor MaxBlast 5
• Macrium Reflect v4.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• MOBackup 3.0
• MozBackup 1.4.2
• Mozy Remote Backup v1.8.2.3
• NovaStor NovaBackup v7.5.2.1 or later(32/64-bit)
• Novosoft Remote Backup
• NTI Shadow v3.7.1.37
• Paragon Drive Backup Personal v8.5
• Seagate DiscWizard
• steekUP v4.4
• Stratesave 6.0c (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Uranium Backup 7.1.0 (32/64-bit)
• ViceVersa PRO 2 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Vision Backup Home, Pro, Server & Server w/MS SQL & Exchange
• Yellow Backup


• Avant Browser 11 Build 46

• Cooliris 1.9

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• Deepnet Explorer 1.53 beta (32-bit)
• Flock 0.78 (32-bit)
• Maxthon 1.5.9 build 30 and 2.0
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1
• Mozilla Firefox or later (32/64-bit)
• Netscape 8.1.2 (32/64 Bit) based on Firefox
• Off By One 3.5.d (32-bit)
• Opera 9.xx (32-bit)
• Portable FireFox 1.5 (32-bit)
• Safari 3 Public Beta
• SeaMonkey 1.1.1
• Sleipnir 2.7.2
• Torpark (32/64 Bit)

CD/DVD Authoring

• #1 DVD Ripper 5.2.0

• iSofter DVD Ripper Platinum 1.3.2
• Wondershare software DVD Ripper Platinum Bit)
• Daniusoft DVD to iPod Converter
• Active@ ISO Burner 2.0
• Aimersoft DVD Creator (32/64 Bit)
• Aimersoft DVD Ripper 1.1.55
• Alcohol-Soft Alcohol 120% (Works on 64 bit). (Potential to crash Vista described
• Alcohol-Soft Alcohol 120%
• AmoK CD/DVD Burning 1.01
• Ashampoo Burning Studio 6
• Astroburn v1.0.3 Free
• AVTLab (Rus) Small CD-DVD Writer 1.4 (32-bit)
• Burn4Free CD and DVD v2.6 - NOTE: upgrade to the latest version to solve compatibility.
• CDBurnerXP v4.0.022 or later (32/64 bit)
• CyberLink PowerDVD Copy (may have problem during installation but if you keep trying it
will run fine).
• CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra Deluxe v7.3 (32-bit) (Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
• Cyberlink Suite v.5 - Working great and no problems.
• DAEMON Tools 4.09 X86 and X64 versions
• DanDans Totally Free Burner
• DeepBurner 1.8 - (32-bit)
• DVD2one 2.1.2
• DVD43 v2.5.0.192 and up - (32-bit)
• DVD Decrypter
• DVDLAB Pro 2.2
• DVDFab Platinum
• DVD Rebuilder Pro 1.20.5
• DVD Shrink
• DVD TO AVI AC3 RIPPER v1.0.0.0
• EASY RM RMVB To DVD Burner 1.3.6
• Explore&Burn 1.1 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
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• Express Burn
• HandBrake 0.9.3
• ImgBurn (32/64 bit)
• ImgTool Classic 0.91.7
• InfraRecorder 0.44.1 (32/64-bit)
• IsoBuster 1.9.1, 2.0.0 (32-bit)
• ISO Recorder v3 (32/64-bit)
• LG Software 1Click DVD Copy 5 - works completely with no issues
• LightScribe software (32/64-bit)
• MagicDisk 2.5 Build 074
• MagicISO 5.3.221 - (32/64-bit)
• Nero 7 Ultra Edition ENHANCED v7.8.5.0 Full Multi Language - NOTE: Vista ships with
DirectX 10. Will not install if you choose not to install the DirectX component. The software is
compatible in all use. (32-bit) - NOTE: Version is the minimum for Vista Compatibility
(Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
• Nero 8 Ultra Edition v8.2.8.0 - (32-bit, 64-bit untested)
• NTI CD & DVD-Maker
• One-click CD/DVD Copy v1.12 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• ONES (Prassi) - Current update 2.1.358 - 30-days trial version available.
• Oront Burning Kit 2 v2.3.3 (32/64-bit)
• Pismo File Mount Audit Package (32/64-bit)
• PowerISO 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
• PowerISO 3.6 (32/63-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
• PowerLaser Express v1.0
• PrimoDVD 2.1 for Disc Publisher (Bravo II CD/DVD Duplicator & Printer)
• RipIt4Me RipIt4Me
• Romeo Burner 2.2
• Roxio (Sonic) Easy Media Creator 9 - (32-bit),Roxio Media Creator 9.0.603 XE (64-bit), only
Creator Classic is installed
• Roxio (Sonic) Easy Media Creator 8 - (32-bit)
• Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
• SilentNight Microburner v5.0.0.26 (32-bit)
• Slysoft AnyDVD - (32/64-bit) Tested, v6.1.3.3 works completely.
• Slysoft AnyDVD HD - (32/64-bit) Tested, works completely.
• Slysoft CloneCD 5.2.91 - (32/64-bit) Tested, works completely
• Slysoft CloneDVD2 2.9.01 - (32-bit)
• Slysoft CloneDVD - (32-bit)
• Sony DVD Architect 4.0a
• StarBurn (32/64-bit)
• Super Clone DVD 5
• Ultimate CD/DVD Burner 2.0 - (32-bit)
• UltraISO (32/64-bit)
• Virtual CD 9 (32/64-bit)
• VOBEdit 0.6
• Vso-Software ConvertXtoDVD (32/64-bit)
• Vso-Software CopytoDVD 4.0.3

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Checksum Tools

• MKay-Software Release Check 1.2 (32-bit)

Codecs & Converters

• 3ivx
• AC3Filter 1.46
• Avi2Dvd 0.4.5 beta
• avi.NET v2.5.7.0
• Advanced Vista Codec Package 4.3.2 MSFN Forum
• Badaboom media converter using GPU (32/64-bit)
• Cinema Craft Encoder SP, SP2, Basic (32-bit)
• CodecInstaller
• Combined Community Codec Pack
• ConvertHQ V1.1.0.1
• CoreAVC High Definition H.264 video codec v1.8.x
• DivX 6.6
• DivX Author 1.5
• DivX Converter 6.5 Beta for Vista
• Electronic Cosmo's MPEG Suite 1.5 (32bit)
• ffdshow (use Celtic Druid's (x64)
• FLV to AVI Converter Ver_3.1 (32-bit)
• K-Lite Codec Pack v3.01 / K-Lite Mega Codec Pack v2.01
• K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit Add-On v0.4.0 Beta(64-bit)
• NirSoft InstalledCodec v1.00
• Quick Time Alternative [latest version]
• Real Alternative [latest version]
• StormCodec v6.10.00
• SWF Video Converter v_3.0.18 (32-bit)
• VISTA Codec Package 4.4.8 Homepage 32 and 64- bit filters. Works brilliantly with WMP and
Media Center in both modes
• X Codec Pack v2.1.2 or newer
• XVid v1.1.3


• 7-Zip (7Zip/7 zip) (32/64-bit)

• Advanced RAR Password Recovery 1.53
• Flash Optimizer- compress SWF Ver_1.48 (32-bit)
• IZArc 3.81 (32-bit)
• jZip 1.1
• PowerArchiver 2006 Version 9.64
• TUGZip 3.4+
• Ultimatezip 2007 (ver 3.2) 32-bit
• WinAce 2.5, 2.65
• WinRAR 3.51 or later (must be run as Administrator) (32-bit); 3.70 or later - works perfectly;
3.90 beta 1 (64-bit)

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• WinRK File Archiver v3.1.2 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• WinZip Pro 10.0 (build 6685) or later (32/64-bit) (WinZip 11.0 is 100% working)
• ZipGenius 6, version (64-bit)

Corporate Records Management

• 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
• Metrosharp IMS Small Business 2007 (AKA Identity Management System for USC 2257)
(32/64 bit)
• Metrosharp IMS Enterprise 2007 (AKA Identity Management System for USC 2257) (32/64
• 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)


• allSnap (32-bit)
• Samurize v1.64.2 (to install, set compatibility to Windows XP SP2)
• XWindows Dock


• Firebird 2.0
• Navicat for MySQL v8.0
• Microsoft Access 2000, MS Access 2002, MS Access 2003 (32-bit)
• Microsoft Access 2007
• Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 & x86 (needs SQL Server 2005 SP2 installed to run best in
Vista). Note: SP2 is available at [1],
• Microsoft SQL Server 2005 express edition - works perfectly if SP1 is installed. SP2 is also
available at [2]
• MySQL Administrator, MySQL Query Browser, MySQL Community Server 5.0.27
• Oracle 10g Express Edition, Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (32-bit)
• Quest Toad for MySQL, Quest Toad for Oracle


• Ashampoo Magical Defrag, WinOptimizer 4 - works great

• Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.1.0
• Diskeeper® Corporation Diskeeper® 2007 (v11.0.697.0 and later) (32/64-bit) - more info here
• Golden Bow Systems VOpt 8.08 and newer (32-bit)
• JkDefrag JkDefrag 3.33 (32/64-Bit)
• O&O Defrag V8.6 and newer (32/64-Bit). Great performance and stability.
• Quicksys DiskDefrag (32/64-bit)
• Raxco PerfectDisk v8.0 build 48 (32/64-bit) and newer

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• UltimateDefrag UltimateDefrag 1.52 and newer (32 Bits)

Development Tools

• Axialis IconWorkshop Lite for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

• Bloodshed C++ Compiler - Crashes if cache is created. Works fine otherwise (32-bit)
• Delphi 7 (error message during install/new project (-np) tag should be added to shortcut to
prevent auto-create)
• ExeScript 3.0
• CodeBlocks v8.02 - C++ IDE
• Codegear Delphi 2006
• Boxer Text Editor 12.0.0 Release and higher (32-bit)
• ConTEXT v0.98.5 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Crimson Editor 3.70 Release
• CUDA SDK version 2.0 for Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Eclipse 3.2.2
• EmEditor 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• InstEd v1.5.5.13 - free msi editor
• Intel Fortran Compiler for Windows 10.1 (32/64-bit)
• JCreator Pro
• JDK v1.5, v1.6
• Microsoft
o Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition (32-bit) (use the SP1 for Vista service pack for
optimal Vista compatibility)
o Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite (32-bit/64-bit) (use the SP1 for Vista service pack for
optimal Vista compatibility)
o Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, Express, Standard, Team (32/64-bit)
o Visual SourceSafe 2005 (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
o Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions: Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (32 Bit)
(Compatibility warnings, but works)
o Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition (32 Bit) (SP6) (Compatibility warnings, but
works with runas administrator)
o Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition (32 Bit) (SP6) (Compatibility warnings, works with
runas administrator)
o Visual Basic 5.0
o Visual Basic 1.0 (16-bit abandonware, but runs on RTM 32bit version)
• Netbeans IDE v5.5
• Notepad++ 4.02
• Programmer's File Editor v1.01 (32-bit)
• Programmers Notepad 2 (32-bit)
• PSPad editor v4.5.2 (64-bit)
• SetupBuilder 6.9
• SharpDevelop 2.1 RC 1
• Sun Java3D 1.5.0 - Note: You need to free registration on Sun company site ("not java site")to
obtain this great add for java.
• Sun Java Runtime 6.0
• SuperOrca .MSI Editor
• Textpad 4.7.1 (works perfectly)
• Tinn-R (32-bit)
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• TortoiseSVN v1.4.3 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Larder Fridge
• UltraEdit v10.10a and higher (32-bit)
• Vim v7.0 (32-bit)
• Viva64 Tool 2.0 (64-bit)
• vlite v0.5 beta
• WinHex v12.0 SR-1
• WinMerge v2.3.10.0 (32-bit)
• Zend Studio v5.5.0

Download Managers

• Bearshare 5.2.5 (32-bit)

• Bit Comic 0.84
• BitTorrent 5.0.5 (32-bit)
• Download Accelerator Plus 5.3(DAP), Download Accelerator Plus 8(DAP)
• Download Master
• FlashGet 1.73 Build 128 (32/64-bit) and 1.82 (32-bit/64-bit) - May make Vista 64-bit Ultimate
freeze under bootup
• Flickr Uploadr 3.0 (32 bit)
• Free Download Manager
• GetRight 6.1 (or 6.2a +4, run IE as admin for rapidshare cookie to work)
• Gigaget
• Grabit 1.7.1 beta - USENet download manager.
• HiDownload 6.95
• Internet Download Accelerator
• Internet Download Manager 5.11 (x86/x64)
• Leechget 2006
• Microsoft File Transfer Manager
• Orbit Downloader 1.5.2
• RapGet 1.26
• ReGet Deluxe 2.6
• Star Downloader Free 1.45
• Thunder5 (Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
• Universal Share Downloader 1.3.4
• Xi Software Net Transport 2.28


• Chaos Software Group

• Dmailer Sync
• GMail Notifier (32-bit / 64-bit)
• IncrediMail v5.70 build 3295
• Kerio MailServer
• IBM Lotus Notes 6.55, Notes 8
• MailWasher Pro 5.2 Works Well on 32bit
• Microsoft Outlook 2007
• Microsoft Outlook 2003 (32-bit)

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• Microsoft Windows Live Mail
• Mozilla Thunderbird v1.5.x, v2b1 (32-bit)
• PocoMail v4.1 Works fine on Vista Home Premium 32-bit.
• PoP Peeper
• Portable Thunderbird v1.0.7 (32-bit)
• Postbox 1.0b7 beta (32-bit)
• Qualcomm Eudora v7.1.0.9 (32-bit)
• Spamihilator v0.9.9.37
• The Bat! Home Edition / Professional Edition v4.1.11


• Amiga Forever 2008 (32-bit/64-bit)

• BeebEM 3.7 (32-bit)
• Cygwin (64-bit)
• Daemon Tools Lite 4.30.3 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Dolphin - Gamecube and Wii emulator (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• DOSBox (0.63 tested in 32 bit, worked fine)
• Jnes 0.5.3 works great
• Kawaks 1.57
• MAME32 - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
• MAMEUI formerly MAME32 (32 and 64-bit versions)
• Multisim 7 - Tested on 32bit Windows Vista
• Nestopia (32-bit)
• Project 64 1.6 and 1.7 beta work perfectly
• RockNES (32-bit)
• ScummVM 0.5.1
• Snes9X v1.39
• UltraISO
• Virtual rs232 port Driver ver_6.0.1 (32-bit)
• VisualBoy Advance Emulator 1.7.2
• ZSNES 1.51 (32-bit)


• Ashampoo Magical Security - appears to run in 64-bit, but must run program, will not run in
Windows Explorer with right click
• Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4 (v4.10, 02/05/2007)
• Axantum AxCrypt v1.6.4.4
• BestCrypt 7
• Cryptext (version unknown, but from 2001)
• CryptoDisk - disk encryption software
• DCoM SWF Protector - encrypts ActionScript to protect Flash files
• DriveCrypt 4.6
• File Securer Version: 3.95
• EverStrike FlyCryptor 2.0
• EverStrike Universal Shield 4.2

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• MagneticSoft Folder Castle 2.1
• PGP Desktop v9.8.3 32/64bit
• Silver Key - appears to run under 64-bit, but does not work with context menu
• Steganos Safe 2007 - stops you opening programs from the "Recently used Programs" section
of the Start menu and does not allow you to open more than one JPG or GIF file at once.
• Tropical Software Stealth File Encryptor 6.0
• TrueCrypt 4.3 (32/64-bit)


• Encyclopedia Universalis 10/11 (french) (32-bit) : patch available since march 2007, contact the
support by mail
• Encyclopedia Universalis 12 (french) (32-bit) : no patch required
• Encarta 2007


• Atrapoint MBA Toolkit

• Business Plan Pro 2007
• Microsoft Money 2004 (32-bit), Money 2005
• Microsoft Money Deluxe 2006, Money Deluxe 2007
• PocketQuicken 2.5.1
• Portfolio Manager
• Quicken 2007 R2 (32-bit)
• Quicken 2006 R5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Quicken 2005 R6 (32-bit) (Install hiccupped but program is fine)
• Quicken 2000 (32-bit) (Run as administrator)
• Quicken Medical Expense Manager 2.0 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• TaxCut 2006 (32-bit)
• TurboTax 2006 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Firewalls / IDS's

• Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro 2008 (v6.0.2160.205.402.266 32/64bit)

• AVG Internet Security 7.5 Now the firewall component its fixed and is full compatible with
Vista x86/x64 (version 7.5.464+)
• Avira Premium Security Suite (32/64-bit)
• Bitdefender Bitedefender Internet Security 10
• Comodo Firewall Pro 3.0 - v3.0.15.277 (x86 and x64 versions)
• DefenseWall HIPS 2.54 (32-bit)
• ESET ESET Smart Security v3.0.563 or later (32/64-bit)
• Iolo Personal Firewall (32 bits only)
• IBM Proventia Desktop for Windows Vista Preview 32-bit
• Jetico Personal Firewall v.2 (32 and 64 bits)
• Kaspersky Internet Security and newer (32-bit, 64-bit runs in 32-bit mode)
• Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.3 (native 32 bits and 64 bits versions)
• McAfee McAfee Personal Firewall 11.2 build 11.2.121 (note: not available as a stand-alone

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• Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5 NOTE: MS are currently (02/22/07) offering a 90-day
trial for free. OK as an interim until some that actually work show up. (PT-BR unavailable)
• Online Armor beta (32-bit)
• PeerGuardian 2 RC1 (32-bit)
• PC Tools Firewall Plus 2.0 (32 bits only)
• Privatefirewall (32/64-bit)
• Sunbelt Personal Firewall 4.6.1751 beta (32-bit)
• Symantec Norton 360
• Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006/2007 - NOTE: Download the latest version, more info
• Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 - NOTE: Get the latest version, more info here
• Vista Firewall Control (native 32 and 64 bits) Incoming/outcoming program control. I would
recommend this firewall to the home user as well as the professional. All the other firewalls I
have used so far either crash, give a BSOD, hog resources or fail leak tests.
• Webroot Desktop Firewall
• FortKnox Personal Firewall (x86/x64)
• ZoneAlarm free (32-bit only)
• ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 15-Day-Trial (32-bit only)


• Cerberus FTP server (working only 3MB/sec)(32-bit)

• FileZilla 2.2 - 3.0 (new 3.0 version requires "Run as administrator" in order to install in
C:\Program Files because the setup installer is not elevated by default)
• FireFTP 0.95.2 (32-bit)
• CrossFTP - Powerful multi-tabbed FTP client.
• FlashFXP FlashFXP 3.2.0, FlashFXP 3.4.1 (32-bit)
• FTP Navigator 7.5 Small and simple ftp client (32-bit)
• Gene6 FTP server (32-bit)
• GMail Drive Shell Extension 1.0
• GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 4.2
• GlobalSCAPE CuteFTP 8, 8.0.4 Pro (Error on exit, but works fine)
• iniCom.Networks FlashFXP
• PSFtp FTP Client for Windows (Shareware - 32bit/64 bit)
• Rhino Software FTP Voyager 7.0
• Ocean FTP Server v1.1.7.0
• SmartFTP 2.0 FTP CLIENT SmartFTP build 2.0.1002 (Freeware - 32bit/64 bit)
• UtraFXP Nice, simple ftp client (tested on 32bit only!)
• Visicom Media FTP Expert 3.70.3 (French) (32-bit)
• WinFTP Server v2.0.5
• WS Ftp Pro 9.0 (100% working)


StarForce protection drivers 4.00.013 [3] and higher run under Windows Vista 32/64-bit automatically

• Iron Man
• 1602 A.D. (32-Bit)

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• 1701 A.D. (32,64-Bit)
• 18 Wheels of Steel: Across America (32-bit)
• 18 Wheels of Steel: Pedal To The Metal (Windows XP SP2 Compatibility Mode. Run as
• 18 Wheels of Steel: Haulin' (Windows XP SP2 Compatibility Mode. Run as Administrator)
• 3D Rij-Simulator
• 80 Days (32-bit)
• Agatha Christie: And then there were None, Murder on the Orient Express (32-bit)
• Aladdin in Nasira's Wraak (Dutch)
• Aliens versus Predator 2
• America's Army 2.6, 2.7, 2.8 (32-bit)
• Anno 1701
• Age of Empires and the Rise of Rome expansion
• Age of Empires II and The Conquerors expansion (Multiplayer games have connection issues.)
• Age of Empires III and The WarChiefs expansion
• Age of Mythology and The Titans expansion
• Age of Wonders II
• Alice (American McGee's)
• Anarchy Online (32-bit) Runs fine.
• Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition
• Ankh (32-bit) [English/French] : The game cannot start. Deck13 works on a patch. Download
this unofficial patch Ankh on Windows Vista.
• Ankh (32-bit) [German] : Download the patch from official website
• Archlord (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Area 51
• Anstoss 4 Edition 03/04 [4]
o Create the Program Files\Midway Games\Area 51 folders.
o Give yourself full control permissions on the Program Files\Midway Games folder
o With Area 51 Disc 1 in the cd\dvd drive, open a command prompt window. Type in the
letter of the drive, followed by a colon and press Enter. You should now have a prompt
starting with the drive letter.
o Type in the following command line and press Enter:msiexec /i "area 51(R).msi" /qb
o After the installation completes, run the sfdrvup.exe file and reboot the system when
prompted. file downlaod from here ""
o Click the right mouse button on the Area 51 icon and select Properties. Check the Run
as Administrator option and click Apply\OK
• Armies of Exigo
• Atlantis I (French) (32-bit). Patch available here
• Atlantis II, Atlantis III (32-bit)
• Atlantis IV Evolution (32-bit)
• Aura: Fate of the Ages (32-bit)
• Armed and Dangerous
• Arx Fatalis (32-bit / Not supported on 64-bit)
• Baktinet Dr. Mario clone
• Blade Runner (32-bit)
• Baldur's Gate (32bit) (Polish version, English should work well too)
• Baldur's Gate (64bit RTM) (English version. Installer exits abruptly, which is normal, but
triggers Windows Compatibility Wizard. Just click "This program installed correctly". The
game will run fine.)
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• Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (32bit) (Polish version, English should work well too)
• Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (64bit RTM) (English version. Torment Promotion
movie colors are screwed up. Same installer "error" as BG1. Game runs fine.)
• Chuzzle Deluxe (The only problem is that it goes a LITTLE bit slower during combos)
• Battle for Middle-Earth 1 & 2
• Battlefield 1942 (Run As Administrator, may require the most up to date graphics drivers, such
as the Nvidia's BETA 101.41 GeForce drivers. Also, it may sometimes crash during a map load
-- switch compatibility to/from XP and it will work.)
• Battlefield 2 & Special Forces (Run BF2.exe as Administrator. If this does not alleviate the
problem, deactivate User Account Control, which will allow you to circumvent the issue;
however, it will also crash to windows both frequently and inconsistently)
• Battlefield 2142(32bit)
• Battlefield 2142(64bit) - Same settings used on XP, crashes to desktop at every map change
(after a certain period) due to low video card memory (256mb). Disable Areo or set texture
settings lower.
• Beyond Good and Evil (32-bit)
• Big Mutha Truckers (with compatibility mode and run as an administrator on 32 bit Home
• BioShock (64-bit)
• Black and White 2
• Bloodrayne 1 - Works perfectly for 32bit flavors of Vista
• Blood II The Chosen (It rarely crashes, but this was happening under XP too.)
• BrainsBreaker 4.9 - jigsaw puzzles (32/64-bit)
• Broken Sword: The Angel of Death
• Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
• Cabal online
• Caesar IV (Demo) (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. Single-player operates fine.)
• Call of Duty 2 upgraded to 1.3 works on Home Premium RTM (32 bit) and Vista Ultimate.
• Call of Duty 4 (64-bit)
• Call of Juarez (64-bit)
• Championship Manager 2007
• Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (64-bit)
• Civilization II - Multiplayer Gold Edition
• Civilization III (run as administrator, XP SP2 compatibility mode)
• Civilization IV (Vista 32/64-bit)
• Civ City Rome (32 bit)
• Civ City Rome (64 bit)
• Cobra 11 - Nitro (StarForce protection Vista-update is required)
• Cold War
• Colin McRae - DiRT (32/64-bit)
• Colin McRae Rally 2 (32-bit Home Premium)
• Commanche 4 (32-bit Home Premium)
• Command & Conquer: The First Decade (Tiberium Sun may need to be re-installed)
• Command & Conquer: Generals
• Command & Conquer: Generals Zero Hour (Run as Administrator)
• Command & Conquer: Renegade
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• Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars(32-bit)
• Commandos: Beyond The Call Of Duty
• Company of Heroes (Home Premium) (32 Bit)

(NB With NVIDIA 8800GTX/GTS GPUs the game crashes when loading Cherbourg level. Needs
GPU driver update. 'Open issue' with 20/02/07 100.65 forceware AND 02/03/07 101.41 beta drivers)

• Condemned - Criminal Origins

• Continuum
• Counter-Strike 1.6
• Counter-Strike Condition Zero
• Counter-Strike Source
• Crashday (With patch 1.1 + No Intro Fix)
• Cricket 07 (Australian version - works on both x86 & x64)
• Crysis (32/64-bit)
• Darkstar One (vista ultimate 64bit)Prior to installation, install the tages 5.5signed drivers for
vista 64bit: .After instalation of these drivers, install
the game, patch to version 1.3 and run in administrator mode and Xp SP2 compability mode.
• Darwinia
• Day of Defeat
• Deal or No Deal
• Deer Avenger 2
• Delta Force Black Hawk Down & Team Sabre
• Deus Ex
• 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. If the game takes too long to start up, try
disabling Aero Glass (or under Compatability disable desktop composition).
• Doom 2 (Doom95) (Requires DPlay.dll in the game's directory for doom95 to work properly)
• Doom 3 (Requires working OpenGL support)
• Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Requires working OpenGL support)
• Doomsday 3D Engine v1.9.0 Beta 4
• Dracula 2 (32-bit) (Run in Windows 98 Compatibility Mode)
• Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (32-bit) - Run after installation of Starforce Drivers, which
may be acquired here.
• Driver (32bit)
• Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition with all Add-Ons (for Windows Edition, not the original 16-
bit from MS-DOS) (This game works slowly with too minimal 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
• Dungeon Keeper: The Deeper Dungeons
• Dungeon Keeper 2 (32-Bit) v 1.3 (CD distribution files) works without special requirements. v
1.7 (last official patch) requires Windows 2000 or XP SP2 compatibility mode.
• Dungeon Runners (32-bit)
• EA Link (for EA Games)
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• Dungeon Siege 2 (Tested on 32-bit)
• Earth 2160 (32,64-Bit)
• Egypt II, Egypt III (32-bit)
• Eve Online (32-bit)
• Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (32-bit both demo and full game)
• Evany: Crystal Keys II (32-bit)
• Everquest, Everquest II
• Evidence - the last ritual
• Evil Islands: Curse of Lost Soul (32/64-bit)
• Fable: The Lost Chapters (Requires a fix obtained via Windows Update to fix compatibility
issues and the latest video drivers or you'll get black screens during gameplay and cutscene
playback; this occurs primarily on nVidia chipsets, although it can be fixed by downloading the
nVidia Forceware driver from the nVidia website).
• Fallout (32/64-bit)
• Fallout 2 (32-bit)
• Fallout Tactics (32-bit)
• Far Cry (64-bit and 32-bit with v1.4 patch) - The games crashes at times (on places with too
much light?) when the best graphic configuration is used. Not sure if the problem is Vista or the
GeForce 8800 line and its drivers. Does not install properly on Vista 64-bit.
• F.E.A.R (32/64-bit)
• F.E.A.R Extraction Point (expansion) has major problems on all platforms, including XP.
• F.E.A.R Combat (Multiplayer)
• Final Fantasy XI (with Windows-compatible Playonline Viewer) [[5]]
• F1 2006 (Win 98/Me Compatibility Mode)
• FlatOut 2 (32-bit Home Premium)
• Flight Gear (32-bit)
• Flight Simulator 2004
• Flight Simulator X SP1, SP2 enables DirectX10 effects (32/64-bit)
• [ FBI: Hostage Rescue
• Fussball Manager 2008
• Fussball Manager 2005
• FIFA 06 (with USB Patch)
• FIFA 07
• FIFA Manager 2007
• Football Manager 2008
• Football Manager 2007
• Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
• Freelancer
• Flatout 2 (European with Starforce update)
• Fritz Chess 10
• Garry's Mod 10 (32/64-bit works)
• Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (32/64-bit)
• Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (64-bit) (GRAW2 works, but the Ageia PhysX engine
may need to be installed with the quiet option)
• Global Operations
• Gothic 3 (Windows Vista will not allow two files to install in the system folder on 64-bit)
• Grand Prix 4
• Grand Theft Auto II
• Grand Theft Auto III
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• Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (32-bit: Functions flawlessly / 64-bit: Problematic when tested
on Ultimate Edition. Experiences random freezes and crashes, notably when graphics are set to
"Very High" quality).
• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
• GTR 2 - Ver 1.1 FIA GT Racing (64-bit). Seems to work, but the mouse doesn't show so well.
Need to run as admin to enable Driving School.
• Guild Wars / Prophecies / Factions / Nightfall
• Guitar Praise (64 bit)
• Gun
• GunBound WC
• GZDoom
• Half Life - NOTE: Sometimes, the game suddenly stops to work, or you cannot act. E.g. In
Interloper level, while you fly above the space land to jump to another small meteor, the game
may stop to work. I learned that this problem does not happen in Half Life Source.
• Half Life 2 & Half Life 2: Episode One
• Half Life 2: Episode Two
• Half Life 2: Lost Coast
• Halo: Combat Evolved(Must install the latest patch)
• Halo: Custom Edition (requires an update
• Halo 2
• Hellgate London
• Heroes of Might and Magic II- The Succession Wars (Operates fine with no compatiblity
changes on Home Premium)
• Hitman: Blood Money (Displays errors due to the fact that it cannot locate the DirectX9 files it
requires. Will not recognize DirectX10)
• Hitman: Contracts
• Hollywood Mogul 3
• Homeworld (Ultimate 32-bit)
• HomeWorld 2 (Home Premium 32-bit)- Works just fine, version 1.0
• Hoyle Card Games 2007, Board Games 2007, Puzzle Games 2007
• Hugo: The Evil Mirror
• IGI2: Covert Strike (32-bit)
• In The Groove + Impact Dance-pad
• Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
• Jack Nicklaus 6: Golden Bear Challenge (Install XP patch, run in Compatibility Mode XP SP2)
• Jack the Reaper
• Jade Empire: Special Edition (32/64-bit)
• Jazz Jack Rabbit 2
• Jerusalem (French) (32-bit). Patch available here
• Keepsake (32-bit) (Works after updating the StarForce drivers)
• Kill Switch
• KISS: Psycho Circus the Nightmare Child
• Kisses (32-bit Home Premium)
• Klotski (and Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1991)
• Knights and Merchants (run as an administrator 32-bit Home Premium)
• Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Legend
• Lego Star Wars II (32/64-bit)
• Lineage II: Chronicle 5 (32-bit)
• Little Fighter 2 (32-bit)
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• LOCOMOTION by Chris Sawyer (64-bit)
• Luxor, Luxor 2 (32-bit)
• Max Payne 1.01
• Max Payne 2
• Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault Installed MOHAA Ver1.1 on 32-bit Ultimate, plays fine with
no problems at all. Multiplayer is, as yet, untested.
• Magic Ball 3
• Mafia: City of Lost Heaven (32-bit)
• Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (32/64-bit)
• Medal of Honor: Airborne (32/64-bit)
• Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (32-bit) Must check "Run this program as an Administrator"
• Medieval 2 Total War (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries - Must be patched to latest version and run as an Administrator
(Home Premium 32-bit)
• MDK 2
• Microsoft Crimson skies (32-bit) Works with GeForce 8 series drivers, whereas older drivers
cause a font display bug. Unplayble on hardware mode, though software mode works.
• Monkey island III: the curse of Monkey island (32-bit) (Windows 95/98 compatibility mode)
• Monkey island IV: Escape from Monkey Island (32-bit)
• Myst III: Exile, Myst V: End of Ages (32-bit)
• Myst IV: Revelation (32 and 64 bit)
• Myth II Soulblighter v1.6 (32 and 64bit)
• MU Online (Ultra-low FPS)
• Nancy Drew: Mystery of the Old Clock (32-bit) - European versions must be run with updated
StarForce drivers
• Natural Selection 3.2 - Type "gammaramp 0" in console to remedy color anomalies, though
brightness problems still may occur (32-bit)
• NBA Live 2003 (32-bit)
• Need for Speed (32-bit)
• Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (Does not work with GeForce 8 series drivers, though the issue
may be resolved with a Glide fix or a Windows XP patch)
• Need for Speed:Road Challenge - Works in software mode on GeForce 8 series and other none
glide cards. Hardware mode crashes, though it may be circumvented with a Glide fix such as
• Need for Speed: Carbon v1.2 (32-bit Ultimate 6.0.6000)
• Need for Speed: Carbon UK CE v1.4 (Ultimate 64-bit)
• Need for Speed Most Wanted
• Need for Speed Underground
• Need for Speed Underground II
• Neverwinter Nights (Must update to v1.68)(32-bit)
• Neverwinter Nights 2 (32-bit,64-bit)
• Neverwinter Nights 2 Mask of the Betrayer (32-bit,64-bit)
• Nexuiz
• NHL 06, NHL 07
• No One Lives Forever 2 (Ultimate 64-bit)
• Oolite 1.68 Test (32-bit)
• Outrun 2006
• Paradise (from Benoit Sokal) (32-bit)
• Pariah (Run under 98/ME Compatibility Mode)
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• Pacific Warriors
• Petz addiction :Dogz,Catz
• Phantasy Star Universe
• Playboy: The Mansion
• Planescape: Torment
• (32-bit)
• Pompei (French) Patch available here (32-bit)
• Powerslide
• Prey (Requires working OpenGL support)
• Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Manually run the installer PrinceOfPersiaSetup.exe as an
• Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Starts Windows MCE upon exiting)
• Priston Tale (32-bit)
• Pro Evolution Soccer 6
• Psychonauts
• Puzzle Quest (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Quake 2, Quake 3 Arena
• Quake 4 (v1.3) (Enterprise/Ultimate 64-bit and Ultimate 32-bit)
• Race: The WTCC Game
• Ragnarok Online
• Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Rainbow Six: Vegas
• Rallisport Challenge (32-bit)
• Rayman 3:Hoodlum Havoc
• Resident Evil 4 - Requires d3dx9_30.dll to be placed in the install folder, the default of which is
Capcom/Resident Evil 4 (32-bit)
• Return to the Mysterous Island (32-bit)
• Rise of Nations Gold (32-bit)
• RF OnLine - Connects to the server, but may lead to the following error: HACKSHIELD INIT
FAILED. ERR 102. (64-bit) Has not been tested in 32-bit Vista.
• RollerCoaster Tycoon [Original and all expansions] (32-bit)
Add the "Windows 95" compatibility mode for the file "rct.exe"
- Add the "Full control" right to "Everyone" for the folder of RCT and its subfolders.
• RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
- Add the "Full control" right to "Everyone" for the folder of RCT2 and its subfolders, (64-Bit)
Works fine.
• RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 [Original and all Add-Ons] (32-bit) - see also RollerCoaster Tycoon 3
in Not Working section
• Rome: Total War
• Runaway I (32-bit)
• Runaway II (32-bit) - v1.3 - you must install the patch available here : english version or french
• SafeCracker (32-bit)
• Savage (32-bit)
• Saturday Night Speedway
• Schizm : mysterious journey (CD) (32-bit)
• Scratches (32-bit) - Updated StarForce drivers are NOT required
• Second Sight
• Secret Files: Tunguska (32-bit)
• Serious Sam 2 - Requires patch 2.068 (64-bit)
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• Settlers 10th Anniversary (Run in XP Compatibility Mode)
• Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Windows 2000 Compatibility Mode and install XP Patch)
• Shaiya (64-bit)
• Silverfall
• SimCity 3000
• SimCity 3000 Unlimited (32-bit)
• SimCity 4 and RushHour Expansion (64-bit)
• SimCity Societies (32-bit)
• Sins of a Solar Empire 1.2 (64-bit)
• Sold Out Baldies
• Soldiers - Heroes of World War II (32-bit) Must run in Windows 98/Me Compatibility Mode,
even with the official Vista patch
• Sonic & Knuckles Collection
• Soul Reaver (32-bit)
• Spider-Man (CD-ROM with PC game Kelloggs/Got Milk? version)
• Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Splinter Cell:
Double Agent
• S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
• Starcraft & Starcraft: Brood War
• Starsiege Tribes - Requires patch by NoFIX (Ultimate 32-bit)
• Star Trek: Legacy (Ultimate 32-bit)
• Starsky and Hutch
• Star Wars - Empire at War (32-bit/64-bit)
• Star Wars Empire at War (32-bit,64-bit) Note: 1.05 Patch
• Star Wars Galaxies
• Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Clone Campaigns
• Star Wars Jedi Academy, Jedi Outcast, Battlefront 2 (32/64-bit)
• Star Wars Republic Commando (32-bit) GeForce 8 owners must update to the latest drivers
• Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 (32-bit) - Runs fine in XP SP2 Compatibility, though
you may also need to download an older version of mss32.dll and replace the current one.
• Star Wolves 2
• Steam (Build: Jan 15 2007, 10:37:59)
• Stubbs the Zombie (Demo) (32-bit)
• Super Collapse! Puzzle Gallery
• Super Mario Forever (After starting the game, the mouse cursor of Vista still appears on the
screen. Ignore it.)
• SWAT 4 & The Stetchkov Syndicate (32-bit)
• Syberia I, Syberia II - CD or DVD version (32-bit)
• Test Drive Unlimited (Run as Administrator or in XP SP2 Compatibility Mode)
• The Amerzone (32-bit) (Run in Windows 98 Compatibility Mode)
• The Black Mirror (2nd edition, 2CD without Starforce) (32-bit)
• The Fall of Max Payne (32 and 64-bit)
• The Longest Journey (32-bit). Official patch here
• The Moment of Silence (French). This game uses an old version of StarForce protection,
currently incompatible with Windows Vista. House of Tales has released an update here
• The Movies (32-bit and 64-Bit)
• The Movies - Stunts and Special effects Expansion (64 bit)
• The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (32-bit) Tribunal expansion works. For Bloodmoon expansion
see Minor Problem section.
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• The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 1.2 (32-bit/64-bit)
• The Sims Vista Home Pre. 32 bit Works fine must check(Run as Administrator)
• The Sims 2 (and all expansions) Possible minimizing to desktop when custom videos play on
TV (32-bit/64-bit)
• The Simpsons: Hit & Run (32-bit)
• The Typing of the Dead - Run in Win98/ME Compatibility Mode (32-bit)
• Thief: Deadly Shadows
• Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, PGA Tour 08 (32-bit/64-bit)
• TimeShift (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Titan Quest & Immortal Throne expansion (32-bit/64-bit)
• Tomb Raider II and The Golden Mask (32-bit)
• Tomb Raider III and The Lost Artifact (32-bit)
• Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation - May be patched with the XP patch (32-bit)
• Tomb Raider Chronicles - May be patched with the the XP patch (32-bit)
• Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness (32-bit)
• Tomb Raider Anniversary (32-bit/64-bit)
• Tomb Raider Legend (32-bit/64-bit)
• Tony Tough (32-bit)
• Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
• Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (64-bit)
• Top Spin 2 - Loads very slow (32-bit)
• Train Simulator (32-bit)
• TrackMania United - Works perfect and does not require the steps for running TrackMania
Nations. Very little lag when run with a GeForce 8800GTS (640MB) and 2GB of RAM.
• Track Mania Sunrise
• TS online (32-bit)
• Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
• Two Worlds (32-bit, 64-bit)
• Tycoon City: New York
• UberSoldier (32-bit Home Premium)
• Ultima Online (8th Age, 9th Anniversary Editions)
• Unreal Tournament 1999 Game of the Year Edition
• Unreal Tournament 2004 - The text to speech engine switches from the game engine to the one
supplied with Vista, if you don't get voice taunts from other players, check your control panel
text to speech voice to make sure it works.
• URU: Beyond Myst with "The Path to the Shell" expansion (32-bit)
• VSK5 America's cup (right click on the executable -> Run as administrator)
• Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
• Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (32-bit)
• Vietcong (32-bit)
• Virtua Tennis 3 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Warcraft 3 & The Frozen Throne (Run with 98/ME Compatibility Mode)
• Warhammer Mark of Chaos
• Warhammer Dawn Of War 40k (32-bit,64-bit)
• Warhammer Dawn Of War 40k Winter Assault (32-bit,64-bit)
• Warhammer Dawn of War 40k Dark Crusade (32-bit,64-bit)
• WarRock - You will need to edit PunkBuster's default files to prevent any and all problems
using PunkBuster on Vista. (32-bit / Does NOT run on 64-bit)
• Wheel of Fortune - First Edition (32-bit)
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• Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - Sports Editon
• Wizardry Gold
• World of Warcraft
• World in Conflict (32-bit/64-bit)
• World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
• World Racing 2 (Requires updated StarForce drivers)
• Warmonger
• Worms 2 (Do not run on full screen)
• Worms 4: Mayhem
• Worms Armageddon (32-bit,64-bit)
• Worms World Party
• X3: Reunion
• XIII 13 (32-bit Home Premium)
• X-Plane v7+ (32-bit)
• Zdoom
• Zoo Tycoon with Dinosaur Digs and Marine Mania expansion packs (32-bit)
• Zoo Tycoon 2, Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species


• AAA Logo 1.22

• Allplan BIM 2008
• ArchiCAD 9 and ArchiCAD 10 - run on Vista if the WIBU key driver is updated to version
5.20 and the Graphisoft shell extension is excluded from the installation.
• ArchiCAD 11
• Architectural Desktop 2007
• Adobe
o Creative Suite 2
o Creative Suite 3 - Works perfectly on my x86 Vista, unsure about x64 though?
o Creative Suite 3 Design Premium
o Illustrator 10
o Illustrator CS3
o InDesign CS3 - Works perfectly on my x86 Vista, unsure about x64 though?
o Flash Professional CS3
o Macromedia Studio 8
o PageMaker 7.01 - 32bit
o Photoshop 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 - 32bit
o Photoshop 6.0 - 32/64-bit
o Photoshop 7.0 - 32bit (100% working)
o Photoshop CS - 32bit (100% working)
o Photoshop CS2 - (x86 and x64)
o Photoshop CS3 BETA
o Photoshop CS3 Extended (100% working
o Photoshop Elements 5.0.2, 6
o Photoshop LE - 32bit (Run using WinXP SP2 compatibility mode; otherwise will get
"not enough RAM" error)
o Photoshop Lightroom 2 (32 and 64-bit versions)
o PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0 - 32-bit (DL and install the "EPS Parser" if you like)
o Premiere Elements 3.0.2 (32/64-bit)

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• Alias Maya 6.0 Unlimited (run setup.exe using WinXP SP2 compatibility mode with Admin)
• ApoMap
• Ashampoo Photo Commander 5 (v5.10, 11/06/2006)
• Autodesk
o AutoCAD 2002, AutoCAD 2004
o AutoCAD 2007 with SP2
o AutoCAD 2008 32 and 64bit
o AutoCAD LT 2008
o 3ds Max 9 Service Pack 2
o 3ds Max 2008 (32/64-bit versions)
o Inventor 2008 Service Pack 1
o Maya 8.5 Unlimited, Install 32 bit version, run as WinXP SP2 compatability + Admin
o Maya 2008 (32/64-bit versions)
o Review Design 2010
o Revit 2008
• Blender 2.44
• Bryce 5.5, 6.0 By DAZ
• CATIA V5 R18 SP4 (64-bit)
• CoCreate OneSpace Modeling (32/64-bit)
• Corel
o Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
o Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Just released - seems to work fine under x86/x64
o Corel Graphics Suite X3
o 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)
o Corel Graphics Suite 12 (100% Working)
o Corel Painter X
o Corel Paint Shop Pro 8, Paint Shop Pro 10
• CrossGL Draw v1.00 Beta - vector graphics editor
• DAZ3D DAZ Studio
• Deco-Con v3.0 - Imaging Software for Decorative Concrete
• Deco-Con Estimator v2 (after install, click "Product Updates" to install Vista patch)
• Dryad 1.1 - trees generator (32-bit)
• FastStone ImageViewer 3.2
• FirmTools Panorama Composer 3, Duplicate Photo Finder
• Flash SWF Decompiler v_2.99 (32-bit)
• Font Twister
• The GIMP
• Geomagic Studio 10 (32/64-bit)
• Google Sketchup
• Google Earth 4.0.2416 (beta)Build Date Oct 31 2006
• GTK Radiant 1.4.x, 1.5.x (+latest q3map2)
• Houdini 9.5.350 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• IconCool Studio 3.30 (build 70116)
• Infolytica MagNet design suite, ElecNet, ThermNet, OptiNet
• Inkscape
• Irfanview v4.20 (Vista Ultimate 64-bit)
• HotDoor CADTools 5 for Adobe Illustrator CS1, CS2 & CS3
• IMSI FloorPlan 3D V7
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• Jasc AnimationShop 3 (Jasc Animation Shop 3.11) (100% working)
• Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7
• Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 (Doesn't run with Aero - reverts to Windows Basic color scheme)
• JOCR (Image Capture and Character Recognition) v1.0
• Lightwave 3D 9.0
• LabView 8.0
• LEGO Digital Designer 1.6
• Macromedia Dreamweaver (see: Web Development)
• Macromedia Fireworks 8
• Macromedia Flash 8 (enabling windows xp compatibility improves the perfomance)
• Macromedia Freehand Macromedia Freehand 10, 11.02 (32/64-bit)
• Maxon Maxon Cinema 4D R10 Studio (Vista Business Edition)
• Mediachance RealDraw Pro 4.0
• Microangelo Toolset v6.03 (Icon editor. Works with Vista's new icon formats perfectly.)
• MetaCreations Poser 4 (pretty old, but works perfectly!)
• Microsoft
o AutoCollage 2008
o Digital Image Suite 10
o Picture It! 10
o Cartoon Maker 1.0 (Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
o Photosynth
• Modo 301 (32/64-bit)
• NetObjects Fusion 10
• Nextimage (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Paint.COM 2008.1 - high-DPI aware
• Paint.NET 3.0 (32-bit/64-bit)
• Orbit GIS 4.2 (32/64-bit)
• Pixar RenderMan Pro Server 14.0 (64-bit)
• Photo Impression 4
• PhotoFiltre 6.3.0, PhotoFiltre Studio 9.1.0
• PhotoFreebies v2 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Procedural CityEngine (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Quake4Edit
• RealFlow RF4 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Rhino 4.0 Service Release 1
• Rhinoceros 1.1 (pretty old, but still works perfectly!)
• RealWorld Cursor Editor 2007.1
• RealWorld Icon Editor 2006.2 (32-bit and 64-bit (x64)) high-DPI aware
• RealWorld Photos 2008.1
• Serif DrawPlus X2
• Sierra Print Artist 8.0 (32-bit) - Be sure to set Print Artist to be run as an administrator in the
compatibility options.
• Sierra Print Artist Gold version 21
• Synfig v0.61.08 - 2D animation software
• SmartDraw 2007 (32-bit)
• Softimage XSI 7 (32 and 64-bit)
• SureThing 4.3
• Surething Label printer software vers. 4.0 and 5.0 with lightscribe work great in Vista (32-bit)
• SolidWorks Vista Version, SolidWorks Student Edition 2007-2008 cheap treadmill
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• SWiSH Max2 Build 2007.11.02 (32-bit)
• Terragen 2
• TrueSpace 7.5 (32/64-bit)
• Ulead COOL 3D Studio 1.0 Full Version
• Ulead PhotoImpact 12
• Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus
• Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6 Plus
• V-Ray (32 and 64-bit versions)
• Webshots Desktop 2.5
• Winamp Skin Maker 1.2
• Xara Xtreme Pro (The world fastest vector software!)
• XnView v.1.91 (32-bit) A great software to view and convert graphic files
• ZBrush 3 (64-bit)
• VariCAD 3.03 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Hardware Monitoring Tools

• Asus PC Probe II V1.04.08 (32/64-bit)

• Core Temp v0.97 (32 and 64-bit)
• CPUCooL 8.0.9 (32-bit)
• CPU-Z v1.38
• Edison energy-monitoring application
• EVGA Precision v1.01 - GPU real time monitoring (32/64-bit)
• GPU-Z v0.2.1 (32/64-bit)
• HWMonitor 1.08 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Hardware sensors monitor v4.4.1.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• HWiNFO32 v2.00
• HWM BlackBox v1.1
• Notebook Hardware Control 2.0 Pre-Release-06 (32-bit)
• Real Temp 3.00
• SpeedFan 4.32 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• WinPower v2.2.0.1 - UPS monitoring software (32/64-bit)

Internet Tools

• Webcam Broadcaster v3.18d

• AI RoboForm Roboform v6.8.4 (32-bit works fine, with 64-bit you must use 32-bit version of
Internet Explorer)
• CFosSpeed (native 32 and 64 bits)
• DU Meter 3.50 Build 2822
• Ez Internet Timer controls, schedules and filters Internet activity on your or your children PC.
• Ez Parental Control restricts Internet Web Access and blocks unwanted Software.
• FeedDemon 2.1 (32-bit)
• Forte Agent v4.2 build 1117
• NetLimiter v2.0.9.1 (32-bit)
• Newsbin Pro 5.33 Build 7737 (32-bit)
• Newsleecher v3.8/v3.9b1 (64-bit)
• Offline Explorer 4.9

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• OnlineEye Pro v2.0 B2
• SawMill v7.2.8 (32-bit)

List and Note Managers

• EditPlus 2
• Collectorz: Comic / Movie / Book / Music / Game (32/64-bit)
• Jot+Notes 3.4.2 (32-bit)
• ListPro 4.1 (32-bit)
• Notepad++ (32-bit). Note: Notepad++ v4.6 partially works with vista (32-bit). When the
program started it will prompt you "Need evaluation" or some kind of warning message but it
would work OK.
• NoteTab Lite & NoteTab Pro - Multi-purpose editor & Notepad replacement
• NoteZilla 7.0 - Sticky Notes Program (32-bit)
• Ript

Media Center Plugins

• Mobilewares Big Screen Weather

• Mobilewares Big Screen Photos


• A-Patch (Live Mail Desktop Tweaker) A-Patch for Windows Live Mail Desktop Version: 0.1.5
Beta - Compatibility: Windows Live Mail Desktop
• A-Patch (MSN Messenger Tweaker) A-Patch for Windows Live Messenger Version: 1.3.0 RC1
(build 54) - Compatibility: Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0787, 8.0.0792, 8.0.0812, 8.1.0064,
8.1.0066, 8.1.0068, 8.1.0106, 8.1.0168 & 8.1.0178
• Amsn tested 0.96 version works fine.
• AOL AIM / Aim Classic 5.9 Had a few problems with 5.9. It didn't like to run
sometimes. / AIM Lite 0.31
• AOL ICQ 5.1
• AOL ICQ 6 Preview Version
• ChatZilla 0.9.78
• Citron Messenger ICQ client (32/64-bit)
• GLU 32-bit and 64-bit versions
• Google Talk (install as Admin for "current music track" plugin to install)
• IBM/Lotus Notes v7.0.2 (32-bit) (but doesn't work SSO - Single Sign-On)
• IBM/Lotus SameTime Connect v7.5 (32-bit)
• IMVU 3x
• Kerio MailServer v6.5 (32-bit)
• Messenger Plus! Live v4.11
• Microsoft MSN Messenger 7.5
• Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 8.1 (32-bit) - Acer released a patch to solve DEP
incompatibility here
• Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 8.5 (32/64-bit)

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• Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 9.0 Beta - MessengerDiscovery Live 1.3 & 1.4 and older
versions does not work with WLM 9. It seems you install successfully, but after installation you
cannot see any menu or icon of Discovery that tells its functions work successfully.
• MirandaIM 0.5 Unicode
• mIRC
• MySpaceIM
• Paltalk Messenger 9.0 Build 177 (Shows Its stopped working on exit but works fine)
• Pidgin 2.0.0 (32-bit) - Formerly Gaim
• QIP (Quiet Internet Pager)
• QQ2007 Beta1
• Red Light Center - run setup with WinXP SP2 compatibility with Admin elevated privileges in
• Skype (32-bit; 64-bit fine -- including Aero compatibility -- with v3.5.0.239, at least)
• Teamspeak 2 RC2
• Tlen
• Tribal Voice PowWow v3.50 (32-bit/64-bit) - some UI elements in the Community chat
window render strangely
• Trillian Pro 3.1
• Witty
• Yahoo Messenger for Vista build 2007.12.06.421 (32/64-bit)
• X-Chat
• Xfire

Mobile Phone / Cell Phone

• FJ Soft MyPhoneExplorer 1.6.7 (64bit support unknown)

• Lasyk myThemeCreator (Should support any Vista that supports Java)
• Sony Ericsson PC Suite 2.10.46 (All Versions of Vista 32/64bit)
• Sony Ericsson Themes Creator 3.29 (64bit support unknown)


• AccessDiver
• Boingo v1.4 build 0034
• Colasoft Capsa 6.6 (32/64-bit)
• DynDNS Updater v3.1.0.15 (32bit) Works fine if installed as service.
• Fire Network Inventory v.1.0 (32 bit)
• Hamachi, (32-bit)
• Intel PROSet 11.2 (32-bit)
• Metrosharp XDNS 2007 (32 bit)
• Network Inventory - PC Inventory Advisor v.3.0 (32 bit)
• NEWT 2.5
• Novell Client for Windows Vista 32/64-bit
• Novell SecureLogin
• Packet Tracer by Cisco Networks
• PacketBone BoneLight
• Putty
• Network Audit - Total Network Inventory 1.6

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• Sam Spade v1.14 (32 bit)
• Shiva VPN Client
• WinPcap 3.1
• WinPcap 4.0 (32 and 64 bits)
• WinSCP 4.0 (32 and 64-bit)
• Wireshark (formerly Ethereal) v1.0

Office Tools

• ABBYY eFormFiller 2.5

• Adobe
o Acrobat 3D v7
o Acrobat Professional 7.0, 8.0 (x86 only) - works for most users. Seems to be a problem
with the activation scheme causing errors and causing the program to close immediately
once opened. To avoid this problem, right click the program and run as Administrator.
Creating PDF fails in IE7 in protected mode.
o Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 (x86/x64)
o Acrobat Reader 8.0
• Bullzip Pdf Printer v4.0.0.463 (32/64-bit)
• BVRP PhoneTools v9.03 - Fax (32/64-bit)
• Chaos Software Group Chaos Intellect 3, Time & Chaos 7
• ClarisWorks 5.0 for Windows
• CutePdf 2.62 (32-bit)
• doPDF 5.0.212 (32-bit), doPDF 6.0 (32 and 64-bit)
• Druide Antidote RX v4
• Foxit PDF Reader (Pro) 1.0, 2.0 (32-bit)
• GFI FAXmaker v1.4
• Gnumeric 1.9.1 (32-bit)
• Hotcard Products Bizcard Finder (Silver). Application fine, driver for silver scanner won't
• IBM Lotus Symphony Beta3 (32-bit)
• Microsoft
o Expression Web
o Math 3.0
o Money 2005
o Office 2000 SP3
o Office 2003 SP3
o Office 2007
o Office XP (2002 SP3)
o Streets & Trips 2006
o Works
• MiKTeX 2.7
• Moffsoft Calculator 2
• Mozilla Sunbird
• team building events and activities
• Nitro PDF Professional Acrobat alternative for creating and editing PDF files.
• 2.0.4 (32-bit), 2.1.0 (64- and 32-bit)
• PaperMaster 98. Works with 32-bit and 64-bit Vista, but must be installed manually under Vista
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• PDF Download Firefox extension for handling PDF files
• PDFCreator 0.9.5
• Perfect PDF Reader 5
• PriMus-C
• PDF-XChange Viewer
• PDF-XChange (32/64-bit)
• PrimoPDF v3.2 (32/64-bit)
• Print2Flash v2.7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• QuickBooks 2007, 2004 (PDF Printer driver gives error. Can be installed manually, See
• R 2.4.1 (32-bit)
• ScanSoft (Nuance) OmniPage Pro 15 (64-bit), OmniPage Standard 15 (you have to install the
OmniPage15 update for Windows Vista)
• ScanSoft (Nuance) PaperPort 11.0.6225.1
• ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4
• Skelta BPM.NET 2007, SharePoint Accelerator 2007 (32/64-bit)
• Snappy Fax 4.0 (32 and 64-bit versions)
• Solid Capture Screen Capture v3.0 (32/64-bit)
• Solid Converter DWG to PDF v3.0, Solid Converter GX v1.1 (32/64-bit)
• Solid Converter PDF to Word v3.1, Solid Framework .NET SDK (32-bit)
• Solid PDF Creator, Solid PDF Creator Plus (32-bit)
• Snapter 2.0 (32/64-bit)
• Stamps.Com 6.0.4 (Build 1521)
• Sumatra PDF viewer
• Sun StarOffice 8
• ThinkFree Office 3.5
• VueScan 8.5.08 (32/64-bit)
• WinTOTAL Aurora (v5)
• WordWeb WordWeb Pro 4.5 (32-bit)


• ASP Dictionary - in Slovenian (32bit)

• BOINC 5.8.8 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
• Bulk Rename Utility v2.7.0.3 (32/64-bit)
• CCleaner v1.38+
• Desktop Sidebar v1.05 Build 116 (Beta version) - Tested on Vista Ultimate 32-bit
• Dictionary .NET multilingual dictionary (32/64-bit)
• Epson Scan 2.91S (Vista Home Premium 32-bit) and 3.24E (Vista Ultimate 64-bit)
• FAM File association manager 2.0
• Folding@Home 5.03 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
• GCFScape 1.6.4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Residential Intervention ProgramCliffside Malibu can offer drug users of every kind a viable
option for drug rehab. The professional staff at our exclusive California drug rehab center is
trained to treat every kind of drug addiction, from marijuana and methamphetamine to cocaine
and heroin.
• gMote 1.03 - mouse gestures
• IMatch,, (32-bit and 64-bit)
• aortic heart valve replacement
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• Launchy works under Vista Business and Home Premium.
• Lingoes 2.2.0 dictionary and text translation software
• Microsoft Student 2006 and 2007 - works great
• Motorola Mobile Phone Tools 4.0.3b - works great. under Vista x32
• MyCafeCup CyberCafes Billing Platinum V.2.232 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista
• OpenAFS 1.5.14 - compatible with Vista
• Popgui 1.7.2 - Tested on 32 bit Home Premium edition (Run in compatibility mode for
windows XP SP2)
• Broadband Forum
• Portabase 1.9 (32 and 64-bit)
• Powerword Professional 2007 (32-bit, Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
• Serial Port Monitor - ver. 4.0 (32bit)
• StarDock ObjectDock 1.50 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
• orkut Tools
• StarDock WindowBlinds 6 (32/64-bit)
• Tell Me More - software to learn English (32-bit)
• TidePlotter 2007 (works perfectly under Vista 32-bit - not tried with 64-bit)
• Widcomm Version (works perfectly fine in vista RTM (32-bit)
• WPE Pro 9.
• ZoomBrowser 6.0.1 (32 and 64-bit)

Password Managers

• Access Manager
• eWallet version 5.0 (32-bit)
• KeePass Password Safe 1.06 and 1.07 (32-bit)
• Passlogix v-GO Sign-On Platform
• RoboForm [7] (32-bit) encryted passwords and form filler. Version 6.9.6
• SafePass 1.0.2 (32-bit)
• ZDNet's Password Pro 32 (encrypted password database)


• Floats Mobile Agent PC Suite Software for Sony Ericsson mobiles - Stable Version 2.0, Works
on Vista RTM 32bit
• Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center - WMDC replaces ActiveSync
• Nokia PC Suite 6.84 (32/64-bit)
• Palm Desktop 4.1.4E (Shipped with most Palm PDAs or downloaded from Palm)
o Latest Palm Desktop for vista (Beta Tests) - Fully functionnal
• 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)
• Samsung PCStudio 3.2 for Windows Vista

• [8]Magellan's Mapsend supporting and PC interfacing/navigation software (from Thales

Navigation) for PC runs fine in Windows XP and defenitly not in Windows Vista, even not in
compatibility mode and/or as administrator.

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SW Package was called: Mapsend Directroute Europe vs.2.00c. Please also read the Yahoo forum at: Suggestions for running it under Vista are very
welcome at this Forum!

Peer to Peer

• Ares 1.9.5, 1.9.9, 2.0.5, 2.0.9 (32-bit - Users may need to run using WinXP SP2 compatibility
with Admin mode in order to connect properly and for enabling Aero)
• Azureus 2.5.00 or newer(32-bit)
• BitComet 0.77, 0.8x (32- and 64-bit)
• BitTornado
• Btuga Revolution 2.3.4
• DC++ v0.698
• DC++ RevConnect
• eDonkey2000 1.4.3 Lite
• eMule 0.48a
• FrostWire Beta (clone of LimeWire PRO and uses Java like it)
• iMesh 7.0 (32-bit)
• KCeasy 0.18 or greater
• LDC++ 1.0 2a
• Limewire
• Limewire PRO
• LimeWire Acceleration Patch
• Lphant v 3.00 B5
• myTunes Redux
• Neo Mule 4.25 (32-bit)
• Orb MyCasting
• Pando -- ultima version
• Shareaza
• Soulseek 156c, 157 test 8
• Strong DC
• Thunder5 BT Beta (Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
• TribalWeb 2.31
• [9] uTorrent 1.61b490 requires you run it once as Administrator (right-click and "Run as
administrator") in order for it to register as the default torrent handler on your system.
Otherwise it will not be the default.
• WASTE 1.5 beta 3, asks for admin access, works fine afterwards
• WinMX 3.54 (Beta 4)

Note for BitTorrent Clients: Due to Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate) Previous Versions (AKA
Shadow Copies) feature and BitTorrents hard drive write access, hard drive activity may increase
drastically due to Vista noticing file changes and thus makes restore points at regular intervals.

Remote Control

• 01 Communique's I'm InTouch V5.62 and above (32bit)

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• 3am Labs LogMeIn - Will not install on final release of Windows Vista. Access denied error. --
- This is patently false, as I have it installed and it runs perfectly on RTM. I will leave this here,
in case it is some other incompatibility.
• Famatech Radmin 3.1 Remote Control (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Proxy Networks Remote Control Software (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Orb MyCasting Fully Windows Vista 32bit compatible.
• RealVNC - Works fine, closes connection, when UAC Warnings Appear.
• 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.
• TeamViewer (32bit) (64bit?) Free for non-commercial use. Simple to use.


• ANSYS CFX 11 SP1 - computational fluid dynamics (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• BioEdit v7.0.9 (32-bit)
• BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) 6.2.18 (32-bit and 64-bit
• COMSOL Multiphysics 3.4 (32/64-bit)
• Derive 6
• FlexPDE 5.0.21 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• GageScope oscilloscope (32/64-bit)
• JMAG-Studio, JMAG-Designer (32-bit)
• Lego MindStorms NXT 1.1 (32/64-bit)
• Mathematica 6 - fully optimized for Windows Vista 32/64-bit
• Matlab 7.4 (R2007a)
• NISA v15.1 (32/64-bit)
• PSpice simulation
• Simulink 7.0 (32/64-bit)
• Volocity 4.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Screen Capture

• Ashampoo Magical Snap (v1.10, 05/08/2006)

• Camtasia Studio Recorder v4.01, 4.02, 6.0
• Fraps 2.9 (32/64-bit)
• FullShot 9 FullShot 9 is a professional screen capture. Allows you to take screen shots of
various regions, documents, or even specific windows on your desktop.
• GameCam 2.0
• HoverDesk HoverSnap v.08 beta
• Hyperionics Hypersnap (V6.13.02)
• iuVCS - video capture utility (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• MWSnap
• ScreenPrint32 Free, fully-functional. Captures full-screen or a user-defined area.
• TechSmith Snagit 8 8.1
• Window Clippings 2.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• WinSnap 2.0.2

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System applications

• 2BrightSparks SyncBack v3.2.14.0 (32-bit) (minor problem first time running, had to kill the
application and then re-run it)
• 2BrightSparks SyncBack SE v4.1.0.161 (added - See Minor Issues below)
• 8rdavcore - NOTE: Must be run as the Administrator
• A43 v2.49 (32-bit)
• Acer Launch Manager (laptop utility)
• Acronis
o Disk Director 10.0.2160 (x86 & x64) - Important: turn off auto-hibernation under
Vista's power settings before managing partitions; hibernation interruption during Disk
Director processes may corrupt partitions and data
o True Image 9 Server/Enterprise (Note: Incremental backups work if Vista's auto-defrag
is disabled)
o True Image 9 Workstation (full backup only, incremental backup does not work)
o True Image 10 Home
• Actual Window Manager v4.3
• Add/Remove Pro 2.10
• Advanced WindowsCare PRO v2
• Application as Service v_2.0.0.23 (32-bit)
• AppLocker 1.1
• Ashampoo UnInstaller Platinum 2 (2.5, 08/29/2006) [10]
• Ashampoo WinOptimizer Suite 4
• AutoHotkey v1.0.45.04 and v1.0.46.00 (32/64-bit) (runs as 32-bit app under Vista x64)
• Belarc Advisor
• Cleanse Uninstaller A fast easy way to uninstall software.
• Dexpot v1.4 (32-bit)
• Driver Detective v6.3
• Driver Genius Professional 2006 and 2007
• EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard v4.3.6
• Final Recovery v2.1 (tested in 64bit only)
• FolderShare (32-bit)
• FSL Launcher v1.1.2
• GameXP 1.6 - NOTE: It shows "Windows XP 6.00.6000 Professional" in the operating system
information line
• Genie-soft Genie Backup Manager 7
• GImageX v2.0.14 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
• Indigo Rose AutoPlay Media Studio v6.0.4.0
• Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition v3.50.761
• MarcSpruIT Consultancy AutoBackup 3.2 (32-bit)
• Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals)
o Autoruns v8.54 (32/64-bit) (must be run as the Administrator in order to delete entries
from the registry)
o Process Explorer v10.21 (32/64-bit)
o Process Monitor v1.01 (32/64-bit)
o Desktops v1.0
• Magic Folders (32-bit)
• mtExplorer v1.1 Multi-pane file manager. Does not mention Vista on the site but works fine.
• NVIDIA System Tools with ESA Support v6.02 (32/64-bit)
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• Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional 6.10.07 (32-bit)
• Paragon Partition Manager 8.5, Drive Backup 8.5
• PhotoRec 6.10 - file data recovery
• Piriform CCleaner v1.37.456 and newer
• QuickPAR PAR file creater/verifier
• Recuva v1.26.416 - File Recovery
• Raxco DiskState v3.21 (runs as 32-bit app under Vista x64)
• RegCleaner Simple Registry cleaner with many useful functions.
• Reg Organizer 4.0
• RegSeeker 1.52 - NOTE: A few cleaning functions may not work and registry keys backed up
before deletion cannot always be restored!
• Registry Workshop V 3.0.0
• Remote Desktop Manager
• Restoration v3.2.1
• SekChek V4.9.7
• SlickRun v3.9.4.1
• SoftPerfect File Recovery 1.2 (32/64-bit)
• Startup Organizer 2.8.275
• SIW - System Information for Windows v2009-02-24
• System Mechanic 5.5 Professional
• Taskbar Shuffle v2.0 (32-bit)
• Total Commander v6.55 and v7.0 Beta 2 and 3 (32-bit)
• TreeSize Professional 3 and 4.1.1 [11]
• TuneUp Utilities 2007 version 6.0.2200
• Ultramon Dual monitor display application - 3.0 Beta 2.1 (64-bit)
• Uniblue Registry Booster v1.4 Repair the registry fast a easy for more performance
• Uniblue Speed up My PC 3.2 Clean the Operating System and great for up velocity
• Unlocker v1.8.5 (32-bit)
• VisionWorks Solutions Inc. Vision Backup Home, Pro, Server, Server + MS SQL/Exchange.
• VistaBootPro
• Webroot Window Washer - Will install under Vista, but the bleach feature does not
work. You can set it, but it only runs a regular wash. Update to 6.5 from Webroot directly for
Vista support.
• WinDirStat v1.1.2.79 (32-bit)
• Yamicsoft Vista Manager 1.1.4 - One of the best tool for Vista
• Your Uninstaller! 2006


• 1 Click DVD to DivX AVI

• Adobe
o After Effects CS3
o Premiere Elements 3.0.2
o Premiere Pro 1.5, 2.0
o Premiere 2.0, 5.0
o Premiere Pro CS3
o Creative Suite 4 Master Collection
• AllPlayer
• Amadis iPod PSP 3GP MP4 AVI Video Converter
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• Avid liquid 7 (100% working)
• BS Player (for Aero Glass not to be disabled, you need to go into Preferences, Video, Video
rendering, and change Rendering mode to one of the other choice -- some work, some don't.
"EVR" is one that does. Tested with v2.24.)
• ConvertXtoDVD
• Cyberlink
o Power Cinema 5
o PowerDirector 5 Premium
o PowerDVD 6, PowerDVD 7
o Ciberlink Suite v.5
• DVD Shrink 3.2
• DVDMaestro_v2.9.2915a (needs to be run as administrator - works, but Cinemaster playback
drivers fail)
• Enosoft DV Processor
• Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder
• Enosoft Friendly DV
• Fake Webcam
• FastStone Image Viewer 2.8
• GOM Media Player
• Intervideo WinDVD (both Gold and Platinum versions)
• InterActual Player 2.7 (32-bit)
• JetAudio 6
• Joost
• KMPlayer (Installation version 32bit)[12]
• Logitech QuickCam Fushion ver 10.4.0, build 1401
• Magic Video Converter 8.0.1 - Great software tu convert all format you want and work perfect.
• Magix Video Deluxe 2007 Plus
• Media Player Classic (Pixel shaders does not work. Copy d3dx9_27.dll into
"c:\windows\system32" or the MPC folder.)
• MPlayer[13]
• Netflix Movie Viewer may require updates to IE or as well as Windows Media Player.
Installing Silverlight plugin may resolve some issues and allow viewing in Firefox 3. Helped in
Windows 7 beta and RC as well. See link for limitations:
• Nokia Multimedia Player v6.82 (in Nokia PC Suite pack)
• Orb MyCasting
• Pinnacle
o Pinnacle Studio 9.4 - Works as well as under XP(!), but must be installed using the Run
as an Administrator and Windows XP Compatibility mode options for Setup.exe. Same
for updates. Once installed, program should be run the same way. Note that the DivX
video codec installed by Studio may not be compatible with Vista's DivX codec, but will
o Pinnacle Studio 10.8
o MovieBox 10.8, MovieBox Plus 10.8
o MovieBoard 10.8
o MovieBoard Plus 10.8
o DVD Maker Plus

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• Real Player (for Aero Glass not to be disabled, you need to go to "Hardware" in Preferences and
lower "Video Card Compatibility" -- true with v10.5 and apparently even the v11
• Sony Vegas Pro 8 (32-bit), 8.1 and 9.0 (64-bit)
• Sony Vegas 7.0d (setup must run under xp compatibility mode and set with admin mode
• Sonic Foundry Vegas 4.0
• Techsmith Camtasia Studio v4.0.0 (Full Program)- "Grate funtionality" (can display error
message when exit, but can be ignored)
• Tivo Desktop 2.3a (Cannot see Tivo devices on the network)
• TMPGEnc- be run as the Administrator), TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 2.0,
TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 with DivX® Authoring, TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, VideoSync
• Total Video Converter 3.10
• TVUPlayer 2.3.0 (32-bit)
• Ulead DVD Movie Factory (x86 & x64)
• Ulead VideoStudio 10 - Transparency mode is disabled; no capture function when patch used.
VideoStudio 11 resolves these problems.
• VDownloader 0.3 (also, extension of this program for Firefox)
• VirtualDub, VirtualDubMod, VirtualDub MPEG
• VLC media player 0.8.6c (x86 & x64)
• VSO ConvertXToDVD v2.1.4 Build 162
• WinAVI Video Converter V. 7.7
• Xilisoft Video Converter 3.1


• ACDSee™ Pro 8.1.99 Photo Manager (Non-Compatibility prompt when installing).

Can ignore, works fine. If you update Vista, uninstall KB929427 and do not reinstall. It blocks
ACDSee from installing.)

• ACDSee Photo Manager 9.108 - not pro (Works Great)

• Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
• Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28 -- 32-bit browser only. is 32-bit browser only.
• Autosizer 1.61 Auto sizes Explorer and IE windows. Ex: Auto Maximize IE browser window.
• CDisplay 1.8 Comic Reader - Reads CBZ and CBR files.
• Damn NFO Viewer 2.10.0032 RC3
• FastPictureViewer 1.0 (32 and 64-bit) Fast image viewer with XMP / IPTC CORE / Vista
rating and optional DirectX acceleration.
• Faststone Image Viewer 3.2 (32bit), A great picture viewer can run fast in vista, and free at all.
• Foxit PDF Reader (Pro) 1.0, 2.0 (32-bit)
• IEIMAGE 3 IEImage 3 Shows full images of all thumbnailed pictures on a webpage in a new
IE window.
• IrfanView v4.10 (64-bit)
• Klipfolio 3.1
• Kodak EasyShare Software v6.4
• photoSuru
• Picasa
• Pictomio 1.0

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• XnView v.1.91 (32-bit) A great software to view and convert graphic files

Virtual Machine

• eXPerience Linux 1.0 and 1.0 Beta 2

• Microsoft
o Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 - no support for Vista Guest OS
o Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise,
Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
as Host and Guest OS. Note: Virtual PC 2007 may cause BSOD on sleep on some
laptop computers. Caused by VMNETSRV.SYS - Works With Vista Home premium,
but no support
o Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (need to install and run as Administrator, and
install IIS manually)
• Parallels
o Parallels Workstation 2.2
• Sun
o Sun VirtualBox - general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Formerly from
Innotek (32bit)
• Ulteo Open Virtual Desktop 1.0 (32-bit)
• VMware
o VMware Player v 1.0.3 (accept driver-warning during install / tested on Ultimate
o 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)
o VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.0.1 (tested on Ultimate German)
o VMware Workstation 5.5.3, 6.0 Beta, Build 36983 (32/64 bit)
• Buy a BMW

Voice Recognition or Speech Synthesizer

• Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.5 (32-bit only), Dragon Naturally Speaking 10.1 (32/64-bit)
• JAWS 9.0.515, 8.0.2173 (32-bit), 10.0.1139 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)

Web Development

• Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 9.0.3481 (32-bit)

• Adobe ColdFusion 8 Update 1 8.0.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Bradbury TopStyle Lite 2.1 - Installs fine as user but must be run as administrator or it will
• CoffeeCup HTML Editor 2007
• CreamSoft Pajaczek NxG 5.6.1
• Macromedia Homesite 5 - Installs fine as user but must be run as administrator or it will crash.
• Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0.2 - Installs fine as administrator and runs under user account
with no problems.
• NVU 1.0
• KompoZer 0.7.10

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• Apache HTTP Server (1.3.x, 2.0.x, 2.2.x)
• Abyss Web Server (version 2.4)
• Krasnal Serv (Apache 1.3.31 or 2.0.50, PHP, MySQL and more. Automatic installation.
Everything works fine!)
• Purplenova
• WAMP Web-Developer Server Suite (Apache 2.2.23, PHP, MySQL, ASP, JSP, Perl, SSL)
• XAMMP Web-Developer Server Suite (Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR, Perl, mod_php,
mod_perl, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System for
Win32 and NetWare Systems v3.32, JpGraph, Cheap Nintendo DS Lite,FileZilla FTP Server,
mcrypt, eAccelerator, SQLite, and WEB-DAV + mod_auth_mysql. )

Has problems, but they can be solved / minor unsolved

• Some of these programs may not have been tested in Windows XP compatibility mode-try it.


• Maple 9 - Java 1.6 must be installed. 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.
License must have TS_OK flag, all 9.5 and newer 9.0 licenses will have this.
• Maple 10 - Java 1.6 must be installed. Install must be in 2000 compatability mode. License
must have TS_OK flag. Java maple sets theme to windows basic, classic maple works fine with
• Cadence Design Suite - Application functions but has trouble accessing files directories due to
Vista's file protections.


• Advanced Security Level 5.3 -- Not all options work, must be run as administrator
• EventLog Explorer 2.1 need beta build 2.1.335 to work - download patch in support forum


• ALWIL Software avast! v4.7 Home Edition -- crushing Windows Mail - You can find info on
MS IT sites. I hope Avast techs are aware of this issue
• Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic v7.03.00.15 -- update function must be manual started as
Admin (C:/Program Files/AntiVit/preupd.exe)
• ESET -- ESET Smart Security v4.0 Public Beta 1 - not always detected by Windows Security
Center. Fixed in v4.0.314.0 and higher.
• Spyware Terminator -- Works but with problems. Common applications are often
unrecognised. Real-Time Shield not fully functional. 'Driver Loading Error' appears. Version
1.9 promises Vista support but no date for its release has been given. See forums for latest.

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• Audition v2.0 (does not support Aero. Vista will drop to Basic Color Scheme when Audition 2
is running)
• Musicmatch - V10 - Works fine on Vista Business and Vista Ultimate. One setup was a fresh
OS install with MM installed afterward. MM had to be re-installed using "recommmended
settings", but after that it worked. The other install was an OS upgrade from XP Pro and MM
was already on the system. MM fails trying to check for new versions online, but otherwise it
works fine.
• Total Recorder 6.1 - Works perfectly but doesn't record in Software mode
• 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)
• Winamp v5.35 (sometimes an error message about script appears, doesn't display correctly in
Flip3D, Alt+Tab and Taskbar preview)
• client (when starting your player (tested with Winamp 5 only) UAC wants you to
permit start of the client)


• Second Copy v7.0.0.160 (64-bit) Progress Bar is completely black. Everything else works.
• SyncBackSE v4.1.1.0 32-bit. Minor issues with UAC and scheduling - workarounds available at
their website FAQ's ( )


• BlueSoleil 2.3 VoIP Edition -- BSOD, Vista crashed at first start of program
• Motorola Bluetooth USB PC Adapter PC850 (Widcomm stack) -- Installs with many prompts,
dongle works, devices connect...but upon reboot system hangs permanently after login or
manifests various states of BSOD.

WRT to Toshiba Bluetooth Stack: - ActiveSync over BT can be made to work by following
instructions here:

- A2DP support requires that the headphones support SCMS DRM -or- you need to use the SCMS
toggle application available from:

my nokia N73 Bluetooth USB notebook Acer5580 have problem blutooth BTTray ERROR unable to
start the Bluetooth stack service ,Because Bluetooth Peripheral Device not found vista can find device
,i will maintanance about , How i will maintanance it ,

CD/DVD Authoring

• 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

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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)
• 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.


• WinRAR 3.62 (32-bit) - Doesn't seem to always install correctly/completely, Explorer context
menus don't work and must be run as administrator (which gives a warning each time unless
UAC is turned off).

Developer Tools

• Cmenu 2.6 -- Must be installed/run as administrator

• PSPad editor v4.5.2 (32-bit) (you can download the latest BETA from the Developer Forum
• TortoiseSVN v1.4.1 (32-bit) (Overlay icons in explorer does not work)

Design Software

• Chief Architect 8.0 & 8.06 (when you download the update for the HASP usb key)


• Last freeware version of Hotmail Popper

• Current version of YPops. Has issues with Yahoo verification but can work as long as it's not
left resident in the System Tray.


• ItsDeductible 2006 - Need to unregister 3 controls for it to work. Run "regsvr32 /u

c:\windows\system32\comdlg32.ocx", "regsvr32 /u "C:\Program
Files\ItsDeductible2006\spr32x30.ocx", and "regsvr32 /u c:\windows\system32\mscomct2.ocx"
to unregister these controls.
• Microsoft Money 2005 - although listed in the "Works" section, when installing it reports there
are "Known compatability issues with Vista". However, I've not noticed any major problems so

Firewalls / IDS's

• 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.

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• Atari 80 Classic Games. Launcher and config screens have color (palette) distortion, but games
run normally.
• Albatross18: Realms of Pangya (no longer blacklisted as of 3.13c but still has issues; game is
choppy and there is no audio from system during game playback)
• Civilization IV (32-bit) - add "d3dx9_26.dll" to the program's folder. See Civfanatics for
patches. All Civ IV versions and expansions work in 32 and 64-bit Vista.
• Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Game works fine during about 5 minutes. Then it crashes
to the desktop. It's playable, if you have patience.
• Flyff v1.8 (32-bit)
o Download some extra files: here.
o Extract the two files you downloaded (Flyff.exe and Neuz.exe (the new ones)) to the
main folder of Flyff, mostly C:\Program_Files\Gpotato\Flyff . If asked to replace the
files, say yes, since they already exist.
o Run Flyff.exe as admin (right click, execute as admin).
• Heroes of might and Magic V (32-bit). Worked in Vista Ultimate 64 bits. It runs as 32bit
application. Set compatibility as WinXP SP2 and give the user you want to run it read/writte
permissions to the directory where it is installed, or the entire Pc may crash.
• LineAge II Chronicle 4 (32-bit) - Game not support DirectX 9, not start.
• Madden 07 (32-bit) - Game freezes during fieldgoals.
• Maple Story (32-bit) - GameGuard Error 360: Right-click and choose Run As Administrator.
• Microsoft Best of Entertainment Pack (32-bit) - installation will crash, but all files do install and
work properly without any further problems
• Microsoft Motorcross Madness 2 - on x86, download d3drm.dll and put in the install folder.
Then it runs fine.
• 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 ".
• Myst I : The game runs, there are sound but you have only a black screen (on Windows XP
either). You need to download and install Quick Time 6.5.2 (note : Quick Time 7 or Quick
Time Alternative do not work)
• 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)
• Neverend - sound stops working after you fight in your first battle (you can still read the text
version of all the conversations
• Oblivion - has very frequent crashes if using "alt+tab" keystroke when you return back to the
game.Is NO vista problem, see original oblivion readme
• Painkiller - some random crashes making the game close and windows freezes. Installing the
latest patches and running the game as administrator, on XP Compatibility seem to help...
• Railroad Tycoon III (For those whom hate Railroads) will work on Windowze Vista, do the
1. Install Game.
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2. Install Coast to Coast.
3. Download and install Patch 1.04 (You will only find 1.04 Beta which is fine), Patch
1.05 does not work on Vista.
4. In the icon Properties>Shortcut>Advanced tick "Run as administrator".
5. In the icon Properties>Compatibility set for "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)".
o It work fine now
• Riven (the sequel to Myst) (32-bit). Install the game but don't run it. Download this file (DLL
from QuickTime 2), unzip it and copy all the files in the same directory where Riven had been
installed. Apply this unofficial patch afterwards and run the Game as administrator.
• Sid Meier's Railroads! v1.1 (64-bit) - 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. It
has not crashed in 6 hours when set to Win XP SP2 compatibility mode.
• 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
• Star Wars: Empire at War (32-bit) - Might display SecuRom error, can be worked around in
compatibility mode XP SP2.
• The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Bloodmoon expansion (32-bit): Installer problems, before
installation or reinstall, give the user TrustedInstaller 'full control' to te map: /Morrowind/data
(rightmouse; properties; security)
• The moment of silence (German version) (32-bit): I found an unofficial patch here (not tested)
• Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 (32-bit): Works but disables Vista Aero while running.
• Trackmania Nations ESWC (32-bit) - Tested with Vista Ultimate 32-bit with GeForce 8800
GTS, Vista Home Premium 32-bit with GeForce 8800 GTS - Source
o Install TrackMania Nations
o Find TrackMania Nations ESWC.exe in the TrackMania Nations folder in the
Program Files folder
o Right-click TrackMania Nations ESWC.exe (not the launcher) and run as an
Administrator. This will force the Star-Force drivers to install, even though they are not
compatible. It will result in an error -- this is okay. You may have to end the process
o Run the Star-Force driver update tool for Vista Beta testers.
o Restart your computer
o Play the game using TrackMania Nations ESWC.exe. Use the launcher to change
• Ufo Aftershock, patch 1.2 (64-bit) - I had probs but fixed them as follows: installed the latest
Forceware drivers and a no-dvd patch (the no-dvd in hopes it will fix the "driver signing"
• WarRock - Run with XP/SP2 Compatibility Mode and administrator privilege level. (32-bit)
• Wolfenstein: Enemy territory 2.60b
o Download the original game
o Install patch 2.60 (search on Google)
o Install patch 2.60b (search on Google)
o go to C:\Program Files\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory or where ever you installed it.
right click ET.exe select properties then click the "Compatibility" tab. under "Privilege
Level" tick Run this program as an administrator then click ok.
o now run the game and it works
• Lemonade Tycoon 2-New York Edition
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• Ultimate Coster Deluxe- Works in XP compabity mode


• Apophysis; scripts must be changed from "INSTALLPATH" to a new directory outside of the
Program Files directory, issues with Program Compatibility Files, again, must direct to a
directory outside of Program Files, that it will run all right.
• Animation:Master 8.5L (32-bit; install into a directory other than C:/Program Files; may
experience workspace display problems depending on video card, try to switch to Direct3D v6
or v3 (start with shift key down, open Tools>Options>Global tab), renders may have odd
• 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 (To fix this set the viewport display method to 'SOFTWARE')
• Autodesk Inventor 2008
• Corel X3 -- Can be installed as anyone, must be activated (first run) as administrator
• 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
• Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 -- Installs without issue; however, upon starting, an error messaging
stating "The color scheme has been changed" and Windows has to temporarily change the color
scheme to Vista Basic. PSP runs normally, and the color scheme changes back once you exit the
• Jasc Paint Shop Pro X - works fine but takes ages to "update cache" before operating
• Terragen Scenery Generator; usually works just fine, but some issues have come up regarding
installation problems and flat-out non-compatibility.

Network, web servers, etc

• Apache 2.2.x + PHP 5.x and install with this instructions


• Evernote 1.5 Has minor mouse scroll and "Note Added" popup problems otherwise works
• Foxit PDF Reader v2.0 (32/64 bit) - printing under 64-bit causes immediate crash & You need
to run as admin to run updates. Associate Foxit with PDF files option under Help doesn't make
the association.
• MediaMax XL (32-bit) : go to the install directory and assign "run as admin" for the two .exe
files. (MediManXL.exe & SreamloadService.exe)
• Quicktime 7.1.1 - Installs okay but has audio syncing issues, and somewhat jerky playback on
32 bit.
• SilverFast SE 6.4.4r7 (64 bit) - Officially not supported but scans usually a picture at a time.
Unstable, jams a lot.


• Sunrise Needs latest Java and MSVCR71.DLL.

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Remote Control

• UltraVNC UAC interferes with administrator password. Causes an error message to be popped
up at every startup (ignorable, but annoying).

Screen Capture

• beepa Fraps (v2.8.3) Will not record sound when capturing video.
• Hyperionics Hypercam (v.2.14.01) (Will not record sound when capturing video if you don't
enable Stereo Mix feature in Vista's Recording Devices properties in Sound Control Panel. To
show Stereo Mix, right click in the Recording Devices window and click Show Disabled

Video Editing

• 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


• ACD See 9 - program launches correctly, but can't recognize new user document folders

Path "C:\Users\Username\Pictures" is not recognized and nothing is shown. On the other hands, folder
"C:\Documents and Settings" is still listed in folders view although is not present in Vista anymore.
Pictures in another folders are shown correctly, so seems there is some hard link for user folder that
can't be addressed properly.

Web Servers

• Apache Tomcat 6.0

Tomcat 6 will run on Vista, a small fix is needed. In the [JRE]/bin directory, there's a file named
msvcr71.dll. This file needs to be copied to [Tomcat]/bin.

Heavy Problems, Currently Incompatible

NOTE: If a product you use is listed below, check with the software vendor for a newer version. In
many cases, vendors will provide free update patches or low-cost upgrade options to a newer version.
You may also want to look in the Works section above as a newer, working version may already be
available. If you have any 16-bit DOS or 16-bit Windows applications, they will probably never work.

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• Spyware Doctor v4.0.0.2620 (32-bit) - Works very slowly, provides only minimal support for
windows vista, new version 5.0 currently in beta stage.

• Spyware Doctor v4.0.0.2621 (32bit) - works just fine on my 3 yr old system. The minor
problems it had running under Win XP did not reappear under Vista.


(many of these products have newer versions which do work under Windows Vista RTM—see above for

• Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic v7.00.03.02 -- installs but update function does not work
• Avira AntiVir Workstation 7 -- will not install
• BitDefender 10(32-Bit) Cause serious Stability issues, blue screens of death
• Dr. Web v4.33
• ESET NOD32 v2.51 or earlier (32/64-bit) - will not install, upgrade to v2.70 or higher for Vista
• F-Secure 2007 - 64-bit (32-bit does work in my machine without tricks)
• McAfee VirusScan Plus 2007 (Only VirusScan is incompatible, leads to System crash; Firewall
and Security Center work fine)
• 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...
• Symantec - must use only the version that specifically states is Vista or Vista 64-bit compatible.
No other versions will work on Vista. "Vista" version only works on 32-bit.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 v11 WOrks on Vistas all Verison


• Easy Audio Editor - Crashes at start-up.

• MTV Music Generator. Dumps the program any time you try to do anything "memory-
intensive," like load saved files or generate video.
• Philips Sound Agent 2 - Can't install, driver of device isn't compatible.
• Steinberg Cubase SX3 and Nuendo 3 - after installing and rebooting the system does not let to
use the phantom USB drive, which causes the total failure of the program start. Crash can injure
boot up sequence!


• Farstone RestoreIT Pro 7.0

• EMC®/Dantz Retrospect® for Windows


• IVT BlueSoleil -- Installs fine, but when run causes system to crash. (BLUE SCREEN OF

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CD/DVD Authoring

• Alcohol 120% 1.9.5 (build 3105) - Install fails with virtual drive. Error in blue screen.
• CDBurner XP (32-bit) - does not recognize CD Drive
• DVDXcopy - install fails while installing the patin coufin component.
• Nero - 6.x versions. (7.x versions works in 32 and 64 bits) Crashes when running SmartStart;
sometimes crashes explorer when running NeroVision Express 3 (Nero Burner)
• Nero - 6.x versions. The only part that works without any problem is NeroBackItUp, providing
the software is installed in XP Pro compatability mode and as Administrator.
• Padus DiscJuggler Professional v4.60.1214 (64-bit) - Installs but receive ASPI error when
opening program
• 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.
• WinISO v5.3.0.125

Checksum Tools

• hkSFV 2.0.1 (32-bit) - Installs fine but Windows closes the tool while it creates a checksum.

Developer Tools

• Flash paper - doesn't work at all

• 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
• Microsoft Services for UNIX 3.5 -- problems installing
• Ziff-Davis PC Magazine Utilities COA2 (Change of Address) -- installs but does not run
• Bloodshed Dev-C++ -- if you use resources files, it does not run


• PGP Desktop Professional 9.5 Won't Install or Run at all. Public BETA of PGP Desktop v9.6
for Vista available at

File Recovery

• 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.

File System

• Paragon Mount Everything 3.5 (32-bit) -- installs, but not compatible

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• 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)


• Starmoney 5.0 (32-bit) HBCI will work, but no Screenscrapping. Solution announced for
middle of May 07

Firewalls / IDS's

• Agnitum Outpost 4.0 (971.584 build 079 - 1007.7323 build 591) - 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"....
• Comodo Free Firewall 3.0, works well on Vista Home Premium though it tends to generate a
large number of informational pop-up messages and user queries to allow/deny application
• ISS BlackICE Server Protection v3.6. - 32/64 Bit
• PC Tools Firewall Plus
• PeerGuardian 2.0 Beta 6b & 6c - 32/64 bit - Installs and seems to work but in fact doesn't
because driver won't install to Vista. It's useless atm. Old Windows 98/ME version works but it
only blocks TCP connections. There are other methods to block the blocklisted ports without
PG2, just google for it.
• PeerGuardian 2.0 RC1 Test 2 (tested with 32bit) - Installs and blocks IPs correctly. However
UAC blocks it at startup and Tray-Icon can sometimes disappear (delete lists and cache.p2b and
it should work again).
• Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall - 4.3.268
• 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)
• Webroot Desktop Firewall 1.3
• Zone Labs ZoneAlarm - ### WARNING: The final version of ZoneAlarm FREE on Vista32
Ultimate also installs a hidden patch KB929547 which breaks OEM BIOS cracks (Paradox,
VistaLoader etc.) on most machines which will make you activate Vista if you have not got the
legit version (better to be legit anyway) but just a warning to you budding pirates out there. :)
Otherwise the Firewall works fine although some people on various forums have had many
problems but some none at all on legit Vista installs. The patch silently installed by ZoneAlarm
messes up your crack and is actually a bug in Vista and not ZoneAlarm as far as I heard. It is
better to buy Vista even at the RIP-OFF Greedy BillyGoat prices then trying to keep up with
cracking it. I bought a 3 pack cheap and it was worth it.
• [14]I recently installed Vista Firewall Control from and found it to be
extremely effective in protecting my computer. I tested it with GRC, PC Flank and Nortons test
site and my machine was completely stealthed. The best part was, all of my programs worked
without any problems. I had installed PC Tools F/W and I kept loosing my DSL connection,
tried Jetico and the amount of popups was at the point of being rediculous, Zonealarm was a
total resource hog. Vista Firewall Control only uses 3.2 mg of memory and with Vista you need
all the savings you can get on memory usage. This program is superior to all other firewalls

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currently on the market for Vista. I would more than highly recommend this software to the
home user or professionals.


• Filezilla (32-bit) - Installs, but can't get access to upload. Also glitches your whole pc. (tested
on Vista Home Premium)
• WS FTP 2007 Home - Fails on Install - Will not install.
• WS-FTP 7 Professional - Will install but fails to start


• Ankh II : Hearth of Osiris (32-bit): The game crashes during the chapter II and V too - it's not
possible to finish the game on Vista.
• Axis and Allies. Installs but fails to run. Adjusting compatibility fails to work (Tested on 32 bit)
• Caesar III Will keep asking to insert CD, even if it is.
• Black Buccaneer - Game does not install (64-Bit and 32-Bit)
• City Life (32-bit) - possibly due to Starforce protection (used D2D and still does not work
possible fix on the way.)
• Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood Setup fails to launch or takes a while.
• Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (32-bit) - Missing Spooge File (Directx) unable to load game.
o I can play it without problems on my 32-bit Vista Home Premium system.
o NOTE: If you receive the DirectX "Missing Spooge File" error, install DirectX 9.0c
from Microsoft - it will not affect DirextX 10.
• Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Officially XP only. Some report it works, others it doesn't.
UBISoft won't update - so don't bother trying.
• Doomsday 3D HQ Engine, if it's tried to be used with Direct3D setting at the graphic options. -
Although DirectX 9.0c from Microsoft and the latest updated version of your graphic card's
driver had been installed fully well, when launching the game, an error message which tells us
that there occured a graphical processing error appears suddenly and you can't enter the game. I
couldn't find any way to fix it. So, I think we have to choose "OpenGL".
• Fahrenheit - MSI needs to be edited, if installation worked game does not start (64-Bit, 32-Bit?)
• F.E.A.R Extraction Point (expansion) has major problems on all platforms, including XP.
o (Works fine for me on Vista 64-bit, does crash, albeit rarely, and may or may not be the
game's fault.)
• Fritz chess 9 (32 and 64-bit) - Incompatible according to manufacturer and installation setup.
Didn't try to install after the warning. FRITZ9 UPDATE 30th APRIL 2008 by 'aboutblank':
Successfully installed Fritz9 and tested major functions (including playing board, database, and
PlayChess server) without any problem. (Did not receive any warning during install, and install
appeared to proceed normally.) Using Fritz9 32 bit on Windows Vista 32 bit with Service Pack
1 installed. Note: Prior to installing Fritz9, installed Chessbase Light 2007, which is a free chess
database program available on Chessbase Light 2007 sets up the Chessbase
directory strutcture, into which Fritz9 is installed. Uncertain as to whether this is necessary to
insure proper install of Fritz9, but have had problems in the past installing Fritz9 first, then
other Chessbase product, wherein directory structures did not seem to match properly, causing
minor problems. (Others on the web have installed Fritz9 under Vista without problems, so
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• Gametap -- Doesn't run in Vista. Gametap is working on an update.
• HomeWorld 2(32bit) -- Doesn't work at all, when you start it, the game crashes to desktop
immediately, no error messages.
o Works fine on my rig (AMD Athlon X2 4200+, GeForce 7600GT) on Vista 64-bit with
no problems.
o Note from user Googling Vista fixes: if you have nVidia video cards, download the
latest drivers for them, make sure the OS has Vista selected when downloading, and
HW2 works smoothly. Still having random crashes with mods though.
o Works on mine as well. The latest drivers for nVidia are the fix. I do not know about
ATI cards or Intel CPU's.
• Israeli Air Force -- Not even on compatibility mode
• Knight Online v1.453 (32-bit) -- Doesn't accept compatibility mode, displays diag about invalid
OS installed.
• Just Cause Demo (32-bit),works for a while but has some major issues,crashes system,need to
hard reset,also has some sound problems.
• No One Lives Forever(vista 64 bit),incompatible due to the fact that the installer .exe is a 32bit
file.Should work under vista 32bit.
• Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault Ver1.1 on 64-bit Ultimate. Installs fine although, crashes at
game launch
o I had no problems with 64 Ultimate and latest nVidia drivers.
• Multi Theft Auto (MTA) v1.1 (32-bit) -- Crashes no matter what you do
• Midnight Club II - Runs, but then crashes to desktop on load.
• Railroad Tycoon 3 with v1.05 patch and Coast to Coast Expansion - crashes as soon as the main
menu loads with no explanation. I've tried all compatibility modes with no success; I've tried
RT3's batch files that load its safe modes/windowed/no sound modes without success. Intro
video plays but that's it. On Vista 64-bit, AMD Athlon X2 4200+, GeForce 7600GT.
o I also experienced this problem running vista 32 bit until I disabled Windows Defender,
while not the ideal solution it should allow the game to run problem free.
• RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit) - extremely poor frame rates
(using both Microsoft Vista and nVidia XP drivers) and no audio. On Vista 32-bit, GeForce 3
Ti 200, Audigy 2 ZX. See also RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 under 'Works' section
• Scarface: The World is Yours -- Completely incompatible with Vista when using NVidia video
cards (all kinds); may be able to run with certain ATI models.
• Second Life (32-bit) -- Doesn't recognize video card, attempts to start anyway & fails. Depends
on video card, works fine with GeForce 7600GT. Works with GeForce 8800 GTS/Geforce FX
5200 (with nVidia drivers)
o works fine on my computer but not brothers go figure. my guess is it works on random
• Settlers II - Install stopped at start.
• Supreme Commander (32-bit): game has serious Frame Rate issues, I have a good rig and on
LOWEST settings the frame rate is 10 and drops to 3 most of the time
o I ran it in vista 64 bits with E6600, 8800gts and 2GB DDR 2, at almost maximum
setting without frame rate issues.
o I ran it in Vista 64 with E6420, 8600GT, 4GB DDR2, at max settings with no frame rate
issues (15-25 in campaign).
o Forged Alliance is more demanding of resources. An 8600+ video card, 2GB, 2GHz
CPU is minimum effective system.
• Silkroad Online (32-bit) -- Does not work.
• SpellForce 2 (64-bit) -- Does not work. Can not be patched.
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• SpellForce 2 (32-bit) -- Does not work "out of the box". You need to download d3dx9_25 to
"simulate" directx 9.0c as well as download and update the StarForce copy protection.
• Storm Angel (the game crashes in a few seconds after started)
• The Bard's Tale (1985) -- installs, but will not run, as it needs full screen accessibility
• Fahrenheit - The installer starts but keeps saying that installation has been canceled. The game
itself does work if previously installed under XP and run from Vista.
• 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.
• Rise of Nations (the first game) - It's able to install, but not to start. I have the problem every
time with Securom and no original disc can be found (with 3 different original discs), I haven't
found a way to run, no cracks and correct me if I'm wrong.
o Works great on my rig (AMD Athlon X2 4200+, GeForce 7600GT) on Vista 64-bit.
Minor flickering icons in Conquer the World campaign, but doesn't affect gameplay,
and probably an artifact of my video card, not the OS.
• Worms 3D -- Installs, but crashes on or after Sega Screens on launch. Some people can get it to
work by turning off videos.
• Worms Forts - Installs, launches but crashes on main menu screen every time


• ACDSee Pro v9.0b55 - NOT compatible

• Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X - Not Compatible
• Corel Draw 8 - Installs fine but Corel Draw won't work
• Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo IX - Not Compatible
• Autodesk Inventor Professional 9, 10, 11 - Not Compatible
• Autodesk Inventor Series 9, 10, 11 - Not Compatible
• AutoCAD 2006, or earlier - Not Compatible
• Fractint - Not Compatible
• HP Photo and Imaging 2.0 - Not Compatible
• Macromedia Director MX 2004 - Can't drag and drop or copy and paste cast members onto the
stage. In some cases projects won't open.
• MangaStudio EX 3.0 - Not Compatible (has constant missing strokes when you try to draw with
• MediaFACE 5 Labeling Software by Neato - Not Compatible
• Microsoft Picture It! 2001
• Microsoft Picture It! 2002
• Nikon Scan 4.0, 4.0.2 (for all Coolscan slide and negative scanners) - Not compatible.
• Snippy 0.41 - Screen grab - NOT compatible : when launching the selection of the screen, the
screen become fully black.

Media Players

• Quicktime Player 7 (all versions, including Pro) -- installs, but prone to crashing, especially
when opening HD content. Apple is believed to be actively working on this software.
• 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.
• JetAudio 6.2x -- installs, but can not play any file normally.

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• Mplayer -- installs, like JetAudio, can not play any file normally.


• Cisco VPN 4.x or lower - does not work at all for Vista, use 5.x for 32-bit. 64-bit Vista requires
AnyConnect, which doesn't connect with IPSec.
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Password Managers

• Norton Password Manager 2004 Won't install

PDA Synchronization

• DataViz Documents To Go 9 and earlier. Program installs and successfully syncs with PDA but
Windows client crashes when opened. DataViz is aware of the problem.
• Microsoft ActiveSync (any version) - ActiveSync is deprecated; use Windows Mobile Device
Center instead. WMDC adult diapers replaces ActiveSync.
• Motorola Q from Verizon Wireless with WMDC does not work, is not supported by Verizon
• TI InterActive! Does not install.
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Remote Control

• 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)

Screen Capture

• Planet Game Cam Game Cam (v1.4.0.5) [15]Will not allow the necessary codecs to be
• Gadwin PrintSCreen

System Applications

• Adobe Acrobat Elements 7.0 (PDF writer) and earlier - Installs but has an error when trying to
print. Adobe claims they will have a fix mid-2007 with version 8.x.

• BestCrypt v7.20.2 - Does not work, update will be available soon

• DriveCrypt Standard v4.40 - Does not work, update will be available soon

• 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

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Intel(R) Processor ID Utility, but after entering this link, an error page written "Page Not
Found" appears.

• Intel(R) Thermal Analysis Tool Version 2.05 - Does not work. Pretends to work - loads and
instantly exits in x64.

• Macecraft jv16 PowerTools 2006 v1.5.2.350 (Installs under Vista x64 but crashes when you try
to run it)

• MDFolder v1.1 - Context menu entry does not show up

• Mmm+ v2.02 - Works fine till any menu in any program is clicked. That program crashes.

• 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.

• Cakewalk Kinetic 2 - No support for Windows Vista as of yet. No plans for the future.

• M-Audio FastTrack - M-Audio has been keeping pace with changes to the Windows Operating
System since the release of Windows 95 nearly 12 years ago. We are very excited about the
opportunity to offer continued support to our Windows customers as the Windows Pro Audio
community begins the gradual transition to the Vista era. Over the past year, we have worked
directly with Microsoft’s Vista team to prepare for this release.

Currently, M-Audio does not offer Vista drivers or Vista software updates (beta or otherwise). As soon
as Vista drivers or updates for any product are available, this FAQ and other portions of our Web site
will be immediately updated to reflect this. Due to the nature of software and driver development, we
are not able to provide exact dates or timeframes for when specific drivers will become available—but
please rest assured that supporting Vista is a top priority for us.

As Vista drivers become available they will be posted to our Drivers page. If a driver is offered during
the beta (pre-release) phase of its development, you will need to click the “Show Beta Drivers” option
on the Drivers page in order to view and download that particular driver.

We thank you for your patience during this exciting period of change in the Windows community.

• M-Audio Sessions - M-Audio has been keeping pace with changes to the Windows Operating
System since the release of Windows 95 nearly 12 years ago. We are very excited about the
opportunity to offer continued support to our Windows customers as the Windows Pro Audio
community begins the gradual transition to the Vista era. Over the past year, we have worked
directly with Microsoft’s Vista team to prepare for this release.

Currently, M-Audio does not offer Vista drivers or Vista software updates (beta or otherwise). As soon
as Vista drivers or updates for any product are available, this FAQ and other portions of our Web site
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will be immediately updated to reflect this. Due to the nature of software and driver development, we
are not able to provide exact dates or timeframes for when specific drivers will become available—but
please rest assured that supporting Vista is a top priority for us.

As Vista drivers become available they will be posted to our Drivers page. If a driver is offered during
the beta (pre-release) phase of its development, you will need to click the “Show Beta Drivers” option
on the Drivers page in order to view and download that particular driver.

We thank you for your patience during this exciting period of change in the Windows community.

• Pro Tools - Pro Tools for Vista Coming Soon

Digidesign is committed to providing the best customer experience with its products and the latest
computer platforms. We have been working closely together with Microsoft to bring the entire Pro
Tools® product line — Pro Tools HD, Pro Tools LE™, Pro Tools M-Powered™, and Pro Tools
Academic — to Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows Vista, and will provide more information
on the availability of compatible versions as soon as it becomes available.

Because Pro Tools software will not function with Windows Vista at this time, please wait to upgrade
to Vista if you’re using Pro Tools on Windows. Stay tuned — all the power of Pro Tools paired with
the benefits of Windows Vista is coming soon.

• Webroot Window Washer - Will install under Vista, but the bleach feature does not
work. carpet washers You can set it, but it only runs a regular wash. Update to 6.5 from
Webroot directly for Vista support.

Voice Recognition

• Dragon Naturally Speaking 9


• Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 After installation, it's nowhere. Infact, not installed. But during
installation, everything's fine... strange.
• Adobe Premiere 7.0
• Interactual Player 2.0 - No sound, and no sound, means no good movie. Also made my whole
pc go crazy.
• Ulead Media Studio Pro 7.0 (installs, but Video Editor (the core application) crashes on startup)
• Ulead Video Studio 9 (installation crashes when installing additional codecs/tools, Video Studio
crashes on startup, uninstall fails)
• Zoom Player 5.0

Word Processors

• Adobe Framemaker 7.x and below - Adobe claims it is completely incompatible and that they
will be introducing a new product soon

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