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List Of Vista-Incompatible Apps

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There’s a wiki collecting a list of applications incompatible with Windows Vista, as well as those known to work and those known to have some problems.

Included in the incompatible lists are software like some versions of Nero (if you install it under XP and then upgrade to Vista, as I did, you’ll be fine), AVG Antivirus, Roxio Easy Media Creator, Microsoft Expression Web, Azureus (bit torrent), ZoneAlarm Pro, Rhapsody, Microsoft Money 2006.

On the other hand, many security products do seem to work fine, despite popular belief.

In the “working” list are Ad-aware SE Personal, Spybot – Search & Destroy, McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Norton 360 Beta, Symantec Antivirus, as well as Adobe Premiere Pro (can confirm that one myself), DVD Decrypter, WinRAR, Half-Life 2, Photoshop CS2, DivX, QuickTime, Winamp, AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, Skype, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Google Earth, Google Picasa, RocketDock, and tons of other applications.

Lucky for all of us, even at this early date, almost everything works with Vista. I’ve yet to encounter a serious problem.

Microsoft should be compiling this public list, but at least someone is.

My only real problem is with applications disabling Aero Glass.

In fact, if anyone at Microsoft wants to explain how I can turn off the preference that shuts off Aero every single time Quicktime loads, I’d be a very happy boy.

(via Mary Jo Foley)

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  • joan

    How about older HP scanners and some other printers?????

    My HP 1350 scanner will not work with Vista – and neither Microsoft or HP care or intend to be of help to all those in the same boat.

    Their advice is to buy a new scanner or printer.