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The kinds of problems that are resolved by application compatibility updates
When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
The game, the application, or the firmware is installed incorrectly.
The game, the application, or the firmware causes system instability.
The primary functions of the game, the application, or the firmware do not work correctly.
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Applications that experience a change in behavior after you install this update
The following table shows the applications that were added to the cumulative update package. This table also shows the behavior of the application after you install the update.
Application compatibility updates trigger several changes in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The following are the three most common:
The update puts a hard block on the application. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 from running on the system.
Note Microsoft enables Windows to put a hard block on a non-Microsoft application only if the manufacturer of the application gives its consent.
The update puts a soft block on the application. A soft block notifies you when an application that is incompatible with Windows 7 starts to run.
The update improves the application’s functionality in Windows 7.
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Applications that are included in the August 2009 update
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Alcohol 52% Update enables Windows 7 compatible Alcohol 52% versions to work
Altiris and Symantec Virtual Software up to version 6.1.499.x Upgrade Block to avoid errors during Windows upgrade
ZoomText version 9.18 Driver hard Block to prevent an error
Dell Printer Driver (Models-V105, V305 and V505) Upgrade Block to avoid setup failure
Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 Upgrade Block to avoid error during Windows upgrade
Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 Upgrade Block to avoid error during Windows upgrade
Trend Micro Internet Security 2009 Upgrade Block to avoid error during Windows upgrade
YiDongFeiXin version 2.2.x and version 3.5.x Enables application to work
PGP Desktop up to version 9.x Soft Block to warn about possible issue after Windows upgrade
Trend Micro VirusBuster 2008 Upgrade Block to avoid errors
Windows Live Photo Gallery Update Windows Live Photo Gallery to avoid file association issue with Windows Media Player OCX