Sunday, February 24th 2008

Microsoft Lists Programs That are Incompatible With Windows Vista SP1

Microsoft has published a list of programs that are currently incompatible with Windows Vista SP1 "Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista is an important update for Windows Vista. Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) contains many security, reliability, and feature updates for Windows Vista. A program may experience a loss of functionality after you install Windows Vista SP1. However, most programs will continue to work as expected after you install Windows Vista SP1."

Windows Vista SP1 Incompatible ProgramsSource: Guru3D
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37 Comments on Microsoft Lists Programs That are Incompatible With Windows Vista SP1

#1

It would be a long long List!!!
I'm Sure!
#2
stordoff
12 programs? Seems a lot less significant than I thought it would be
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#3
Triprift
seen that list a few days ago the only one i got is trend micro i assume by april when sp1 is auto update itll be fine.
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#4
xylomn
by: stordoff
12 programs? Seems a lot less significant than I thought it would be
I thought the same, from what was mentioned about the problem previously it sounded like nearly everything wouldn't work,only 12 items isn't too bad (granted there will be loads not mentioned there)
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#5
Judas
Not a very long list
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#6
WhiteLotus
only 12? that's not a lot now is it
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#7
Triprift
Just means it will be delayed id say.
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#8
BXtreme
seen the list. Nothin much of a concern imo, but I sure hope they fix up the stability issues more ;)
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#9
springs113
by: BXtreme
seen the list. Nothin much of a concern imo, but I sure hope they fix up the stability issues more ;)
in addition to what you said i just hope that this is the entire list...it just doesn't add up, only 12?hmmm?

but if it is then this wonders compared to when vista was released,microsoft/vole has come a long way!!!!
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#10
Demos_sav
by: WhiteLotus
only 12? that's not a lot now is it
Well you guys really think that from the thousands of programs available on the web only 12 won't work with Vista SP1? They wouldn't have the time to check every program now would they. Don't beleive everything you read on the net and start thinking
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#11
BXtreme
most of the products have updated their softwares so far for compatibility in vista, i said 'most' but there are many that still aren't ready yet...
microsoft is serious in this matter, remembering the 60+ apps/games which were incompatible after vista was released shows it's concern for compatibility, besides they want every1 to switch. so, this list just 'might' be true.
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#12
craigo
I think that many consumers in the know (or those that have been told) where holding off till sp1 till the os reached maturity and the first rush ironed it out. by posting this list they are covering thier bases and giving software developers enough time to catch up with the release schedal.
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#13
Jimmy 2004
I love the way that most of those will actually be essential programs on the computers they're installed on. It's all very well there be only 12, but when those twelve are anti-virus and firewall applications things start to get quite serious!

I know TPU readers can easily switch to another solution, but what about people who are less knowledgeable? They think that there PCs are nicely protected, and then SP1 comes along and they're wide open to attack.
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#14
Triprift
theyll obviously be working on getting things right before sp1 is officially released i think the problem is because of the new kernal.
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#15
newconroer
by: Demos_sav
Well you guys really think that from the thousands of programs available on the web only 12 won't work with Vista SP1? They wouldn't have the time to check every program now would they. Don't beleive everything you read on the net and start thinking
That's why they higher firms and groups to do some of the testing of applications for them.

I'm confident that they've addressed most commonly used programs, and the ones they didn't were probably irrelevant to the general modern consumer. That is their target base. They are not required to sit there and try and sort some ancient Win 98 program to work on Vista.
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#16
tigger
I'm the only one
Well i dont use any of them so it dont affect me.Most of them seem to be security related.
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#17
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Not bad at all. By the time it comes out, the Antivirus and Internet Security Suites should be fine. BTW, Threatfire is probably the best thing out there and its free :)
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#18
imperialreign
A list of 12 programs that they know of . . .


I'm sure if they were to release SP1, probably at least twice that number would crop out of the woodwork.
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#19
Nemesis881
yea I don't use any of those programs...sp1 plz :toast:
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#20
Basard
I love how it's all security type applications that don't work.

I was going to wait until the first SP came out to even think about getting Vista. I guess I'm going to have to wait untill SP2 comes out....
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#21
magibeg
Well it looks like i might be in the green for SP1 after all.... i hope it actually does something useful :P
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#22
MikeJeng
What about performance?


Will SP1 change the performance so it equals the performance in XP... in games?
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#23
AddSub
12? Oh yeah? How about I dig up several of my CD-R's and DVD-R's loaded with thousands of shareware applications dating back to 1996 and onward. I bet I could find more than 12 incompatible applications. A whole lot more than 12. Heck, scratch that. I can go to download.com or softpedia.com and download any random number of latest applications and I bet a large chunk of em would not work right on Vista.
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#24
Necrofire
by: AddSub
12? Oh yeah? How about I dig up several of my CD-R's and DVD-R's loaded with thousands of shareware applications dating back to 1996 and onward. I bet I could find more than 12 incompatible applications. A whole lot more than 12. Heck, scratch that. I can go to download.com or softpedia.com and download any random number of latest applications and I bet a large chunk of em would not work right on Vista.
Considering that windows xp came out in 2001, I bet those programs wouldn't work on an xp machine. That Program Compatibility thing isn't a 100% fix for 1996 programs.
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#25
AddSub
Considering that windows xp came out in 2001, I bet those programs wouldn't work on an xp machine. That Program Compatibility thing isn't a 100% fix for 1996 programs.
I said, and I hate to quote myself: "dating back to 1996 and onward"
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