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Article ID: 319580 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 4.0

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Summary

Windows XP was designed to allow it to support additional programs even after you install it. The Windows XP Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that expand program compatibility support in Windows XP. This can help to avoid common issues with certain programs. Microsoft recommends that you download this compatibility update if you are having problems with any of the programs that this update is designed to support.

This update is available on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com (http://update.microsoft.com/)
For additional information about the latest service pack for Windows XP, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389/EN-US/ ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack

More information

This update addresses issues with the following programs:
102 Dalmations Puppies to the Rescue - Disney
Audigy Utilities - Creative Labs
AVIChop - Vasili Papaconstantinou
B-17 Flying Fortress - Microprose
Backweb Lite Installer - BackWeb
Emergency Fighters for Life - WizardWorks
FIFA 2002 - EA Sports
Grokster - Grokster, Ltd
Half-Life CounterStrike - Sierra
Hoyle Card Games 5 - Sierra
Humongous Registration Program - Humongous Entertainment
IConfig - SCM Microsystems Inc.
Jamella Diablo II Editor - Jamella
Jekyll and Hyde - DreamCatcher Interactive
KaZaA - Sharman Networks 2002
Midtown Madness - Microsoft
Midtown Madness 2 - Microsoft
Moon Tycoon - Legacy Interactive
MTV TRL Trivia - Take2 Interactive
Need For Speed: Porshe Unleashed - Electronic Arts
NHL 2002 - EA Sports
Official Formula 1 Racing - EIDOS
PhotoDeluxe Business Edition 1.0 - Adobe
The Playa - Project Mayo
PrintMaster 4.0 - MindScape
Sasami 2000 - Nuclei
SimMania for Kids: SimPark - Maxis
SimMania for Kids: SimTunes - Maxis
SimMania for Kids: Widget Workshop - Maxis
TaxCut Deluxe 2001 - Block Financial Software
Triple Play 2002 - EA Sports
Ventura 8: CorelDraw - Corel
Works 2001: Calendar - Microsoft
This update also addresses the issues that are included in previous Windows XP Application Compatibility Updates. The programs that are addressed in the previous updates are listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
313484  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313484/EN-US/ ) Windows XP Application Compatibility Update (December 17, 2001)
308381  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308381/EN-US/ ) Windows XP Application Compatibility Update (October 25, 2001)
For additional information about how to use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
301911  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301911/ ) HOW TO: Use the Program Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel. The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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