• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Re: compatibilty issues

J

John Braham

#1
In theory at least, any appication software from Win9x and up (not
hardware drivers/software) should run on Vista, although Vista may
switch off the Aero effect interface for some applications, personally
I'd simply try installing it and trying it out, searching for
resolutions or patches for any problems you encounter, and if for some
reason the system does become less stable remove it!

The following link is a list of "Vista Certified Programs"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933305

Of course just becuase it didn't make the list doesn't mean it won't
run.

Hope this helps,
John
 

My Computer

H

hugh welford

#2
Thanks guys -greatly appreciated

hugh


"John Braham" <john_braham@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1179910743.036740.113670@o5g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
> In theory at least, any appication software from Win9x and up (not
> hardware drivers/software) should run on Vista, although Vista may
> switch off the Aero effect interface for some applications, personally
> I'd simply try installing it and trying it out, searching for
> resolutions or patches for any problems you encounter, and if for some
> reason the system does become less stable remove it!
>
> The following link is a list of "Vista Certified Programs"
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933305
>
> Of course just becuase it didn't make the list doesn't mean it won't
> run.
>
> Hope this helps,
> John
>
 

My Computer

J
#3
"John Braham" <john_braham@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1179910743.036740.113670@o5g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
> In theory at least, any appication software from Win9x and up (not
> hardware drivers/software) should run on Vista, although Vista may
> switch off the Aero effect interface for some applications, personally
> I'd simply try installing it and trying it out, searching for
> resolutions or patches for any problems you encounter, and if for some
> reason the system does become less stable remove it!
>
> The following link is a list of "Vista Certified Programs"
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933305
>
> Of course just becuase it didn't make the list doesn't mean it won't
> run.
>
> Hope this helps,
> John
>
>


unfortunately, just because an application DID make the list doesn't mean it
will run either.
it DOES mean they paid a fee to Microsoft to have their application included
on it.

...much like all of the "Vista Certified" hardware being sold that doesn't
work.
--
=======================================
"If you can't make it good, at least make it look good."
- Bill Gates
=======================================
 

My Computer