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INTRODUCTION

The is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista. When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows Vista, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
  • The game, the application, or the firmware may not be installed correctly.
  • The game, the application, or the firmware may cause system instability.
  • The primary functions of the game, the application, or the firmware may not work correctly.
This update is cumulative and supersedes update 929427. In addition to the fixes that are contained in update 929427, this update improves support in Windows Vista for the following games, applications, and firmware:
  • Lenovo Presentation Director 1.0.0.1
  • ACDSee 8
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2006 (PC-cillin) 14.0 – 14.59
  • Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (PC-cillin) 15.0 – 15.19
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Administration Tools Pack
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer 6.0.12
  • AOL Safety and Security Center 2.5.4.1
  • Toshiba Tecra M7 1.70
This update also includes fixes that are contained in update 929427. These fixes improve support in Windows Vista for the following applications:
  • IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore 3.00
  • Rosetta Stone 2.1.3
  • Microsoft Encarta Standard 2007
  • Family Feud Online Party
  • Crystal Player Professional 1.97
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Total Commander 6.55
  • Sony FeliCa Port (PaSoRi) 3.0.0.0
  • Label Mighty 6
  • AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.47
  • LEGO Star Wars
  • HD Tach 3
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 4.0
  • Digital Zenkoku Map Townpage Database 7
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
  • EasyRecovery Professional Version 6.04
  • Microsoft Money 2005
  • Microsoft Money 2006
  • SmartInstall 2.16
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS2
  • Jv16 Power Tools
  • SG TCP Optimizer 2.0.3
  • CyberLink PowerCinema 4.0
  • Google Desktop 4.2006.1008
  • Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 3
  • Battlefield 2 Deluxe
  • Opera 9.02
  • Palm Desktop 6.0
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • IBM SmartSuite Millennium Edition - Freelance Graphics 9.8
  • LimeWire 4.12
  • Calyx Point 5.3
  • Bitvise Tunnelier 4.20
  • Sun Microsystems Java Control Panel
  • Azureus 1.0
  • HD Tune 2.5.1
  • BeatJam 2006 SE
  • Justsystems Ichitaro 2006
  • Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
  • ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
  • Sun Microsystems J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
  • AOL 9.0 - x64
  • Microsoft DevStudio 9.0
  • The Weather Channel Desktop 5.0.1
  • Absolute Poker Version 5.7
  • BitLord 1.1.5.6
  • SpeedFan 4.31
  • Delphi 7 Professional
  • TweakNow PowerPack 2006
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Folders
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5 Plus
  • Virtual CD 8
  • Macromedia Fireworks MX2004 7.0.2.295
  • Doranet Kids Nyugaku Jyunbi Taikenban
  • Doranet Shogaku Ichinensei Taikenban
  • Minna de TV Denwa Starter
  • Power Utility - Remote administration 3.1.0.0
  • MotionDV STUDIO 5.8J for FUJITSU
  • Softex OmniPass 1.0.0.1
  • Minna de TV Phone Starter 2.1.0.1
  • Macromedia ColdFusion MX 7 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III
  • Microsoft Age of Empires III : The WarChiefs Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection Expansion Pack
  • Microsoft Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
  • Microsoft Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege II
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna
For more information about the latest service pack for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791/ ) How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

MORE INFORMATION

To install the Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com (http://update.microsoft.com)
Note After you install this update, a CD device or a DVD device may not work correctly. If you select the device in Device Manager and then view the properties for the device, you may receive the following error message:
The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)
This problem occurs because a legacy application may install drivers that are incompatible with Windows Vista.

For more information about how to work around this problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314060  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/ ) You can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive, or you receive an error message after you remove a CD recording program or a DVD recording program in Windows XP: "error code 31"

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Update for Windows Vista (KB932246) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E529EEAA-10F2-44FD-BAE1-89F395E71277)

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Download the Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB932246) package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B7DD30FE-C928-4FC8-B635-1EDE761296EE)

Release Date: March 13, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
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