Applications that have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo or the Works with Windows Vista logo

Applications that have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo or the Works with Windows Vista logo

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Last Review : February 27, 2008
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SUMMARY

This article contains links to current lists of applications that have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo or the Works with Windows Vista logo. This article also discusses resources that you can use to find applications that have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo or the Works with Windows Vista logo. These applications are officially supported on Windows Vista by our independent software vendor (ISV) partners. There are many applications that are compatible and work well with Windows Vista but that are not included in the lists. These applications are not included in the list because they have not yet gone through the Windows Vista logo program, or because they are still going through the program. New applications are continually being added to the program. This article also contains information that may help you determine whether your current software can run on Windows Vista. This article also discusses resources to help you troubleshoot compatibility problems.

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INTRODUCTION

To find products that currently have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo or that have earned the Works with Windows Vista logo, you can do any of the following.

• Check the appropriate lists in this article
• Run the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
• Visit the Windows Marketplace Web site
• Download the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to check the compatibility of individual computers

Note For more information about how to troubleshoot program compatibility, see the Additional information section.

If you have a software program that is not Windows Vista-compatible, you still may be able to get it to run on Windows Vista by using the individual program’s Compatibility tab or by using any of the troubleshooting methods that are referenced in this article.

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MORE INFORMATION

Applications that have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo

The Certified for Windows Vista logo is a compatibility designation for applications and devices that have passed a rigorous testing program on computers that are running Windows Vista. The technical requirements for this designation target four core areas: reliability, security, compatibility with Windows Vista and future operating systems, and installation and removal.

To view the list of applications that have earned the Certified for Windows Vista logo, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/certifiedlist.aspx (https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/certifiedlist.aspx)

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Applications that have earned the Works with Windows Vista logo

The Works with Windows Vista logo is a compatibility designation that is designed to encourage Windows Vista compatibility for the current generation of Windows-based applications. To receive this designation, software companies test their applications to make sure that the applications meet the program’s guidelines.

To view the list of applications that have earned the Works with Windows Vista logo, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/workswithlist.aspx (https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/workswithlist.aspx)

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Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor will help you determine whether your Windows XP-based computer can run Windows Vista. You can also use the Upgrade Advisor to determine whether your Windows Vista-based computer is ready for an upgrade to a more powerful edition of Windows Vista.

For more information about how to download and to install the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/upgradeadvisor.mspx)

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Windows Marketplace Web site

To find additional Windows-compatible programs online, visit the Windows Marketplace Web site. Windows Marketplace is a Web site that contains links to thousands of different software and hardware products that work with Windows, from productivity programs and games to digital cameras and portable media players. For more information about Windows Marketplace, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.windowsmarketplace.com (http://www.windowsmarketplace.com)

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Additional information

For more information about how to find Windows-compatible programs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/76b1e0ae-fe07-4adf-9345-2a4376b0aa821033.mspx (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/76b1e0ae-fe07-4adf-9345-2a4376b0aa821033.mspx)

Most programs that are written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows. But some older programs might run poorly or might not run at all. If a program that is written for an earlier version of Windows does not run correctly, use the Program Compatibility Wizard to change the compatibility settings for the program. To change settings for a program manually, use the individual program’s Compatibility tab. For more information about how to use an individual program’s Compatibility tab, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/bf416877-c83f-4476-a3da-8ec98dcf5f101033.mspx (http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/bf416877-c83f-4476-a3da-8ec98dcf5f101033.mspx)

For more information about Windows Vista Application Compatibility, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa904987.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa904987.aspx)

For more information about how to troubleshoot program compatibility, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

931361 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=931361/) How to troubleshoot issues that may prevent a program from being installed correctly on a Windows Vista-based computer
927386 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=927386/) How to troubleshoot program compatibility issues in Windows Vista
931359 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=931359/) How to determine whether there are program-compatibility issues before you install Windows Vista

Note If you still have program-incompatibility problems, you might want to ask someone for help or contact support. For information about how to contact support, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/ (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/)

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Advanced users

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.0 is a life-cycle management tool that assists in identifying and managing your overall application portfolio, reducing the cost and time involved in resolving application compatibility issues, and helping you quickly deploy Windows Vista and Windows Updates.

For more information about how to download and to install the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905102.aspx (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/aa905102.aspx)

For more information about how to troubleshoot program compatibility, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

931362 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=931362/) Advanced methods to troubleshoot a program that does not run as expected after it is installed on Windows Vista
931360 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=931360/) How to troubleshoot program-incompatibility issues that may stop the Windows Vista Setup program

If you are trying to troubleshoot a software program that is not Windows Vista-compatible, there are troubleshooting resources that are available to you. If you have a software program that is not Windows Vista-compatible, you still may be able to get it to run on Windows Vista by using the individual program’s Compatibility tab.

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Independent software vendors (ISV)

ISVs that are interested in learning more about the Certified for Windows Vista and Works with Windows Vista logo programs can visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/WLP30program.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/WLP30program.mspx)

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

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Applications that have earned the “Certified for Windows Vista” logo or the “Works with Windows Vista” logo

SUMMARY

This article contains links to current lists of applications that have earned the “Certified for Windows Vista” logo or the “Works with Windows Vista” logo. These applications are officially supported on Windows Vista by our independent software vendor (ISV) partners. There are many applications that are compatible and work well with Windows Vista but that are not included in the lists. These applications are not included in the list because they have not yet gone through the Windows Vista logo program, or because they are still going through the program. New applications are continually being added to the program.

INTRODUCTION

The “More information” section contains links to lists of products that currently have earned the “Certified for Windows Vista” logo or that have earned the “Works with Windows Vista” logo. For the most up-to-date information about this logo program, run the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0 or visit the Windows Marketplace Web site. You can also download the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor to check individual computers.

The “Certified for Windows Vista” logo is a compatibility designation for applications and devices that have passed a rigorous testing program on computers that are running Windows Vista. The technical requirements for this designation target four core areas: reliability, security, compatibility with Windows Vista and future operating systems, and installation and removal.

The “Works with Windows Vista” logo is a compatibility designation that is designed to encourage Windows Vista compatibility for the current generation of Windows-based applications. To receive this designation, software companies test their applications to make sure that the applications meet the program’s guidelines.

MORE INFORMATION

Applications that have earned the “Certified for Windows Vista” logo

To view the list of applications that have earned the “Certified for Windows Vista” logo, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/certifiedlist.aspx (https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/certifiedlist.aspx)

Applications that have earned the “Works with Windows Vista” logo

To view the list of applications that have earned the “Works with Windows Vista” logo, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/workswithlist.aspx (https://winqual.microsoft.com/member/softwarelogo/workswithlist.aspx)


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

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