Software that runs on Vista

Windows Vista Compatible Software

Academic

  • BioRad QuantityOne 2.6.3
  • Endnote X
  • Vector NTI Advance 10.3
  • Zeiss Axio Vision LE 4.6
  • Zeiss Lsm Image Browser 4

AntiSpam & AntiSpyware


AntiVirus


Audio

  • Absolute MP3 Splitter & Converter 2.5.8
  • Adobe Audition 1.5 (32 bit) Works perfectly. No compatibility issues.
  • Apollo Audio DVD Creator v1.24
  • Apollo No1 DVD Audio Ripper v1.2.26
  • Apple Quicktime v7.1.3 (32/64-bit) - installs as 32-bit app under 64-bit Vista
  • Apple iTunes 7.0.2 - See link for information on Compatibility Issues
  • Apple iTunes 7.1 - installs as 32-bit app under 64-bit Vista
  • Apple iTunes Library Updater 1.22
  • AtomixMP3 DJ: Virtual DJ v2.0 and AtomixMP3 v2.3
  • Audacity v1.3.2-beta (32-bit)
  • Audioactive Production Studio 1.05
  • CoolEdit Pro 2.0
  • Creative Tools: Creative AudioHQ, Creative Recorder, Creative Mixer etc...
  • Cakewalk Dimension Pro DXi and VSTi sampler synthesizer works great with updates and expansion packs too
  • Cakewalk Sonar 6 Updated 6.0.1 works great with VST and VSTi also
  • Foobar2000 v0.8.3, v0.9.4.1 and v0.9.4.2 (During the installation, make sure Enable per-user settings is on)
  • dbPowerAmp Audio the website says that all their products are Vista compatible, doesn't specify 32 or 64 bit
  • Free Easy HI-Q Recorder 2.0
  • Fruity Loops 6.0.8 (32bit) - works great, performance slightly sub-par
  • FXsound DFX Audio Enhancement v8.0 for Windows Media Player & Winamp
  • GoldWave v5.17 (32-bit)
  • Guitar Pro 5: (32-bit) Works fine!
  • Jetaudio v6
  • Magix Music Maker 5 a bit older version, but still, not the oldest (32bit) - Working Fine!
  • Media Monkey latest Version (note old versions have not been tested)
  • musikCube v1.0 RC2 beta (32-bit)
  • mp3tag v.2.37a (newly added Vista Support, v.2.36a and below simply crash)
  • Native Instruments Absynth 3 and 4 works great too
  • Native Instruments Battery 3
  • Native Instruments Kontakt 2
  • Orb MyCasting
  • Power Tab Editor 1.7(No Problems so far!!! (used it for a week))
  • Propellerheads Reason 3.0.4 works great
  • Rhapsody v4.0.850
  • Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6.0
  • Sony Acid Pro 6.0d
  • Sony SonicStage CP 4.3
  • Sony Sound Forge 8.0d
  • Spectrasonics Atmosphere and Trilogy VSTi works great without any problem
  • Steinberg V-Stack works good - some problems with ASIO
  • Ultra Tag Editor 2.4.3
  • Wavepad works with no compatibility issues.
  • Winamp v2x and v5x (32bit) - DRM Problems, 5.32 Pro
  • WinAmp 5.3 (32bit) - work perfect but when startup Winamp note error with PX.dll but audio and video files plays like on Win XP :D (To get rid of the PX.dll error, simply disable the CD ripping/burning features during install)

Backup


Browsers


CD/DVD Authoring

  • Alcohol-Soft Alcohol 120% 1.9.6.4719
  • Alcohol-Soft Alcohol 120% 1.9.5.4521
  • Ashampoo Burning Studio 6
  • Burn4Free CD and DVD v2.6 - NOTE: upgrade to the latest version to solve compatibility.
  • CyberLink PowerDVD Copy (may have problem during installation but if you keep trying it will run fine).
  • DVD43 v 2.5.0.192 and up - (32 Bit)
  • DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0
  • DeepBurner 1.8 - (32 Bit)
  • DVDLAB Pro 2.2
  • DVDFab Platinum 3.0.5.2 beta
  • DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0
  • DVD Rebuilder Pro 1.20.5
  • DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15
  • ImgBurn 2.1.0.0 (32/64bit)
  • ImgTool Classic 0.91.7
  • InfraRecorder 0.42.1
  • IsoBuster 1.9.1. Tested on Vista Business 32-bit.
  • LG Software 1Click DVD Copy 5 - works completely with no issues
  • MagicDisk 2.5 Build 074
  • MagicISO 5.3.221 - 32/64 Bit
  • Nero Premium Reloaded v7.7.5.1 - NOTE: Thumbnails (avi&mpeg) engine now fixed that was previously broken in v7.5.7.0. It attempts to install directX 9, claiming that is more updated than the version running on the OS. Vista ships with DirectX 10. Will not install if you choose not to install the directX component. The product may work if the DirectX component is installed but can affect other parts of the system.
  • ONES (Prassi) - Current update 2.1.358 - 30-days trial version available.
  • PowerISO 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
  • PowerISO 3.6 (32/63-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
  • PrimoDVD 2.1 for Disc Publisher (Bravo II CD/DVD Duplicator & Printer)
  • RipIt4Me RipIt4Me 1.6.4.0
  • Roxio (Sonic) Easy Media Creator 9 - (32-bit)
  • Roxio (Sonic) Easy Media Creator 8 - (32-bit)
  • Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
  • SilentNight Microburner v5.0.0.26 (32-bit)
  • Slysoft AnyDVD 6.1.0.4 - (32/64-bit) Tested, v6.1.3.3 works completely.
  • Slysoft AnyDVD HD 6.1.3.3 - (32/64-bit) Tested, works completely.
  • Slysoft CloneCD 5.2.91 - (32/64-bit)
  • Slysoft CloneDVD2 2.9.01 - (32-bit)
  • Slysoft CloneDVD 3.9.4.0 - (32-bit)
  • Sony DVD Architect 4.0a
  • Super Clone Dvd 5
  • Ultimate CD/DVD Burner 2.0 - (32-bit)
  • UltraISO 8.5.1.1860 (32-bit)
  • VOBEdit 0.6
  • Vso-Software ConvertXtoDVD 2.1.5.173- 32/64 Bit
  • Vso-Software CopytoDVD 4.0.3

Codecs & Converters

Compression

Corporate Records Management

Customization

  • allSnap (32-bit)
  • Samurize v1.64.2 (to install, set compatibility to Windows XP SP2)

Databases

  • Microsoft Access 2000 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Access 2002 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Access 2003 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Access 2007
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 & x86 (needs SQL Server 2005 SP2 installed to run best in Vista). Note: SP2 is available at [3],
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 express edition - works perfectly if SP1 is installed. SP2 is also available at [4]
  • MySQL Administrator
  • MySQL Query Browser
  • MySQL Community Server 5.0.27
  • Oracle 10g Express Edition
  • Quest Toad for MySQL
  • Quest Toad for Oracle

Defragmenting

Development

  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions: Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (32 Bit) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Professional Edition (32 Bit) (SP6) (Compatibility warnings, but works)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition (32 Bit) (SP6) (Compatibility warnings, works poorly)
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 1.0 (16-bit abandonware, but runs on RTM 32bit version)
  • Netbeans IDE v5.5
  • Notepad++ 4.02
  • Programmers Notepad 2 (32-bit)
  • SharpDevelop 2.1 RC 1
  • Sun Java Runtime 6.0
  • Tinn-R 1.19.1.6 (32-bit)
  • UltraEdit v10.10a and higher (32-bit)
  • Vim v7.0 (32-bit)
  • vlite v0.5 beta
  • WinHex v12.0 SR-1
  • WinMerge v2.3.10.0 (32-bit)
  • Textpad 4.7.1 (works perfectly)
  • TortoiseSVN v1.4.3 (32-bit/64-bit)

Download Managers

  • Bearshare 5.2.5 (32-bit)
  • Bit Comic 0.84
  • BitTorrent 5.0.5 (32-bit)
  • Download Accelerator Plus 5.3(DAP)
  • Download Accelerator Plus 8(DAP)
  • Download Master
  • FlashGet 1.73 Build 128 (32/64-bit) and 1.82 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Free Download Manager
  • Gigaget 1.0.0.23
  • GetRight 6.1
  • HiDownload 6.95
  • Internet Download Accelerator
  • Internet Download Manager 5.06 beta
  • Leechget 2006
  • Microsoft File Transfer Manager
  • Orbit Downloader 1.5.2
  • RapGet 1.26
  • ReGet Deluxe 2.6
  • Star Downloader Free 1.45
  • Thunder5 5.5.6.274 (Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
  • Universal Share Downloader 1.3.4
  • Xi Software Net Transport 2.28

Email


Emulation


Encryption

Encylopedia

  • Encyclopedia Universalis 10/11 (french) (32-bit) : patch available since 03/08/07, contact the support by mail
  • Encyclopedia Universalis 12 (french) (32-bit) : no patch required

Financial


Firewalls / IDS's

  • Bitdefender Bitedefender Internet Security 10
  • ESET Eset Smart Security Public Beta 1 (v3.0.128.0) (32-bit only)
  • Iolo Personal Firewall (32 bits only)
  • JeticoPersonal Firewall v.2 beta jpf2beta NOTE: This will NOT uninstall properly, and may cause probles. If you have to uninstall, do so in safemode, then scan registry for Jetico and delete all corresponding keys. Further uninstall problems in 64bit cause the OS to reboot just before logon screen. You will have to recover from "Last Known Good Configuration"
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.2.614 and newer (32/64-bit) (64 bits runs as 32 bits)
  • Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.3 BETA build 2397 (64-bit) NOTE: Driver won't install on a 32-bit.
  • McAfee McAfee Personal Firewall 11.2 build 11.2.121
  • Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 1.5 NOTE: MS are currently (02/22/07) offering a 90-day trial for free. OK as an interim until some that actually work show up. (PT-BR unavailable)
  • Pc Tools Firewall Plus 2.0 (32 bits only)
  • Symantec Norton 360
  • Symantec Norton Internet Security 2006/2007 - NOTE: Download the latest version, more info here
  • Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 - NOTE: Get the latest version, more info here
  • Vista Firewall Control (native 32 and 64 bits) Incoming/outcoming program control

FTP


Games

(NB With NVIDIA 8800GTX/GTS GPUs the game crashes when loading Cherbourg level. Needs GPU driver update. 'Open issue' with 20/02/07 100.65 forceware AND 02/03/07 101.41 beta drivers)

  • Condemned - Criminal Origins
  • Continuum
  • Counter-Strike 1.6
  • Counter-Strike Condition Zero
  • Counter-Strike Source
  • Crashday (With patch 1.1 + No Intro Fix)
  • Cricket 07 (Australian version - works on both x86 & x64)
  • Darwinia
  • Day of Defeat
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Delta Force Black Hawk Down & Team Sabre
  • Deus Ex
  • Diablo I
  • Diablo II - NOTE: For best results, set Compatibility Mode for application to Windows XP SP2 in the shortcut's properties and run as Administrator. This should allow all features of game to work properly, including LAN and Battle.Net play. If the game takes too long to start up, try disabling Aero Glass (or under compatability disable desktop composition).
  • Doom 2(Doom95) (Requires DPlay.dll in the game's directory for doom95 to work properly)
  • Doom 3 (Requires working OpenGL support)
  • Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (Requires working OpenGL support)
  • Doomsday 3D Engine v1.9.0 Beta 4
  • Dracula 2 (32-bit) (Win 98 Compatibility Mode)
  • Dreamfall : the longest journey (32-bit) : run after installation of Starforce Drivers. Install them form this page
  • Driver (32bit)
  • Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Edition with all Add-Ons (for Windows Edition; not original 16-bit MS-DOS) (This game works slowly with too low performance if you don't install the driver of your graphic card manually although Vista automatically recognizes and installs the drivers of your graphic card and DirectX.)
  • Duke Nukem 3D High Resolution Pack (HRP) (also External Release (XTR)) v1.0
  • Duke Nukem Manhattan Project
  • Dungeon Keeper
  • Dungeon Keeper 2 (32-Bit)
  • EA Link for EA Games
  • Egypt II (32-bit)
  • Egypt III (32-bit)
  • Eve Online Fully working (32-bit)
  • Evany : Crystal keys II (32-bit)
  • Everquest
  • Everquest II
  • Evidence - the last ritual
  • Evil Islands: Curse of Lost Soul
  • Far Cry (64-bit and 32-bit with v1.4 patch)
  • F.E.A.R (32-Bit).Runs fine in XP SP2 Compatibility
  • F1 2006 (Win 98/Me Compatibility Mode)
  • FlatOut 2 (32 bit Home Premium)
  • Flight Simulator 2004
  • Flight Simulator X
  • FBI: Hostage Rescue
  • F.E.A.R
  • FIFA 07
  • FIFA Manager 2007
  • Football Manager 2007
  • Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich
  • Freelancer
  • Flatout 2 (European with Starforce update)
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
  • Gothic 3 (Windows Vista wont allow 2 files to install in system folder(64 bit))
  • Grand Prix 4
  • Grand Theft Auto II
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Guild Wars: All 3 versions ( Prophecies, Factions, Nightfall )
  • Gun
  • GunBound WC
  • GZDoom
  • Half Life
  • Half Life 2 & Half Life 2: Episode One
  • Halo: Combat Evolved(install latest patch)
  • Halo: Custom Edition(needs a update tho download http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?pg=3&fid=1884)
  • Hitman: Blood Money
  • Hitman: Contracts
  • Hoyle Card games 2007 works great.
  • Hoyle Board games 2007 works great.
  • Hoyle Puzzle games 2007 works great.
  • Hugo: The Evil Mirror
  • In The Groove + Impact dancepad
  • Jack the Reaper
  • Jade Empire: Special Edition (x86 & x64)
  • Jazz Jack Rabbit 2
  • Little Fighter 2 (32 bit)
  • KISS: Psycho Circus The Nightmare Child
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Legend
  • Lego Star Wars II (32 and 64-bit)
  • Lineage II: Chronicle 5 (32-bit)
  • LOCOMOTION by Chris Sawyer (64-bit)
  • Max Payne 1.01
  • Max Payne 2
  • Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault Installed MOHAA Ver1.1 on 32-bit Ultimate, plays fine with no problems at all, multiplayer untested as yet.
  • Klotski (and Microsoft Entertainment Pack 1991)
  • Magic Ball 3
  • Mafia: City of Lost Heaven (32-bit) - works perfectly
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (x86 and x64)
  • Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (32-bit) Works really well, just need to tick "Run this program as an administrator" to be able to play on multiplayer.
  • Myst III : Exile (32-bit)
  • Myst IV : Revelation (32-bit)
  • Myst V : End of Ages (32-bit)
  • Myth II Soulblighter v1.6 (32 and 64bit)
  • MU Online (Ultra low FPS)
  • Natural Selection 3.2 (type "gammaramp 0" in console to remedy color anomalies, brightness problems still may occur) (32-bit)
  • Need for Speed (32-bit)
  • Need for Speed III: Hot pursuit
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Nexuiz
  • NHL 06
  • NHL 07
  • Outrun 2006
  • Paradise (from Benoit Sokal) (32-bit)
  • Pariah (With 98/ME Compatibility mode)
  • Pacific Warriors
  • Phantasy Star Universe
  • Prey (Requires working OpenGL support)
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (Starts Windows MCE upon exit?)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 6
  • Psychonauts
  • Quake 2
  • Quake 3 Arena
  • Quake 4 (v1.3) Works. Tested on Vista Enterprise 64-bit and Vista Ultimate 32-bit
  • Race - The WTCC Game
  • Ragnarok Online
  • Rainbow Six: Lockdown
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Resident Evil 4 (Requires d3dx9_30.dll to be placed in "capcom/resident evil 4" folder. http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?d3dx9_30) (32-bit)
  • Return to mysterous Island (32-bit)
  • Rise of Nations Gold (32 bit)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon [With the Loopy Landscape Add-On] (Vista 32-bit)
    - Add the "Windows 95" compatibility mode for the file "rct.exe"
    - Add the "Full control" right to "Everyone" for the folder of RCT and its subfolders.
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
    - Add the "Full control" right to "Everyone" for the folder of RCT2 and its subfolders.
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 [Original and all Add-Ons] (Vista 32-bit)
  • Rome: Total War
  • Runaway I (32-bit)
  • Runaway II (32-bit) - v1.3 - you must install the patch available here : english version or french version
  • SafeCracker (32-bit)
  • Savage (32-bit)
  • Schizm : mysterious journey (CD) (32-bit)
  • Scratches (32-bit) : Update of Starforce drivers NOT needed
  • Second Sight
  • Silverfall
  • SimCity 3000 Unlimited (32-bit)
  • SimCity 4 and RushHour Expansion (Vista 64-bit)
  • Splinter Cell
  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. : Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Clone Campaigns
  • Star Wars Jedi Academy (32/64bit)
  • Star Wars Jedi Outcast (32/64bit)
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2 (32/64bit)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (64bit). Tested only with Patch 1.03
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 (32 bit).Runs fine in XP SP2 Compatibility
  • Starcraft
  • Steam (Build: Jan 15 2007, 10:37:59)
  • Super Collapse! Puzzle Gallery 1.0.8.0
  • Super Mario Forever (After starting the game, the mouse cursor of Vista still appears on the screen. Ignore it.)
  • SWAT 4 & The Stetchkov Syndicate (32-bit)
  • Test Drive Unlimited (if there are problems run as administrator and/or in xp sp2 compatibility mode)
  • The Amerzone (32-bit) (Win 98 Compatibility Mode)
  • The Black Mirror (2nd edition, 2CD without Starforce) (32-bit)
  • The longest journey (32-bit). Official patch here
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 1.2 (32-bit)
  • The Sims 2 (32-bit/64-bit)(All expansions pack works!)
  • The Movies (32-bit)
  • The Simpsons - Hit & Run (32-bit)
  • The Typing of the Dead (Run in Win98/ME Compatibility Mode) (32-bit)
  • Titan Quest & Immortal Throne expansion (x32 & x64)
  • Tomb Raider II (32-bit) + the golden mask
  • Tomb Raider III (32-bit) + the lost artefact
  • Tomb Raider, the last revelation (32-bit) : the XP patch woks with Vista. See this site.
  • Tomb Raider Chronicles (32-bit) : the XP patch woks with Vista. See this site.
  • Tomb Raider, Angel of darkness (32-bit)
  • Tomb Raider Legend (32bit)
  • Tony Tough (32-bit)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
  • Tony Hawk's American Wasteland(Vista 64-bit)
  • Top Spin 2 (32 bit) Slow loading but work perfect
  • Train Simulator (Microsoft) (Vista 32-bit)
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
  • Unreal Tournament 1999 Game of the Year Edition
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 - The text to speech engine switches from the game engine to the one supplied with Vista, if you don't get voice taunts from other players, check your control panel text to speech voice to make sure it works.
  • URU : Ages beyond Myst with "The path to the Shell" extension (32-bit)
  • Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
  • Virtua Tennis 3 (32-bit)
  • Warcraft 3 & also The Frozen Throne(With 98/ME Compatibility Mode)
  • Warhammer Mark of Chaos
  • Warhammer Dawn Of War 40k (32 Bit)
  • World of Warcraft - May have issues with Graphics and Sound (Depending on Hardware Installed)
  • Wolfenstein: Enemy territory 2.60b (Worked perfectly with Ultimate RTM, usin PNY Verto GeForce 6600GT, and nVidia 97.46 forceware for Windows vista)
  • World Racing 2 (StarForce protection vista-update required)
  • Worms 4: Mayhem
  • Worms Armageddon with latest patch (32bit)
  • Worms World Party
  • X3 : Reunion
  • X-Plane v7+ (32bit)
  • Zdoom

Graphics/Design

  • AAA Logo 1.22
  • Architectural Desktop 2007
  • Adobe Creative Suite 2
  • Adobe Illustrator 10
  • Adobe Macromedia Studio 8
  • Adobe PageMaker 7.01 - 32bit
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.0 - 32bit
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.5 - 32bit
  • Adobe Photoshop 6.0 - 32bit
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0 - 32bit (100% working)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS - 32bit (100% working)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 - (x86 and x64)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3 BETA
  • Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition 3.0 - 32-bit (DL and install the "EPS Parser" if you like)
  • Ashampoo Photo Commander 5 (v5.10, 11/06/2006)
  • AutoCAD 2004
  • AutoCAD 2008 32 and 64bit
  • Autodesk Maya 8.5 Unlimited, Install 32 bit version, run as WinXP SP2 compatability + Admin
  • Bryce 5.5 By DAZ
  • Bryce 6.0 By DAZ
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
  • Corel Graphics Suite X3
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 11 (Corel Corp. says that this version should not work under Windows XP SP2 but I have tryed it on Vista, works OK)
  • Corel Graphics Suite 12 (100% Working)
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro 10
  • Deco-Con v3.0 - Imaging Software for Decorative Concrete
  • Deco-Con Estimator v2 (after install, click "Product Updates" to install Vista patch)
  • The GIMP
  • Google Sketchup
  • Google Earth 4.0.2416 (beta)Build Date Oct 31 2006
  • GTK Radiant 1.4.x, 1.5.x (+latest q3map2)
  • IconCool Studio 3.30 (build 70116)
  • Irfanview v3.99
  • Jasc AnimationShop 3 (Jasc Animation Shop 3.11) (100% working)
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 (Doesn't run with Aero - reverts to Windows Basic color scheme)
  • JOCR (Image Capture and Character Recognition) v1.0
  • Lightwave 3D 9.0
  • LabView 8.0
  • LEGO Digital Designer 1.6
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 8
  • Macromedia Fireworks 8
  • Macromedia Flash 8
  • Macromedia Freehand Macromedia Freehand 11.02
  • Mediachance RealDraw Pro 4.0
  • Matlab 7.1 R14
  • Microangelo Toolset v6.03 (Icon editor. Works with Vista's new icon formats perfectly.)
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 10
  • Microsoft Picture It! 10
  • Microsoft Cartoon Maker 1.0 (Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
  • NetObjects Fusion 10
  • Photo Impression 4
  • Paint.NET 3.0 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • Quake4Edit
  • RealWorld Icon Editor 2006.2 (32-bit and 64-bit (x64)) high-DPI aware
  • Sierra Print Artist 8.0 (32-bit) - Be sure to set Print Artist to be run as an administrator in the compatibility options.
  • SmartDraw 2007 (32-bit)
  • SureThing 4.3
  • SWiSHmax Build 2006.06.26 (32-bit)
  • Ulead COOL 3D Studio 1.0 Full Version
  • Ulead PhotoImpact 12
  • Webshots Desktop 2.5
  • Winamp Skin Maker 1.2
  • Xara Xtreme Pro (The world fastest vector software!)

Internet Tools

List and Note Managers

Media Center Plugins

Messaging

Network

Office Tools

  • Adobe Acrobat 3D v7
  • Acrobat Professional 7.0
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0 (x86 only) - works for most users. Seems to be a problem with the activation scheme causing errors and causing the program to close immediately once opened.
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro 8.0 (Creating PDF fails in IE7 in protected mode). Install as Admin.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
  • Chaos Software Group Chaos Intellect 3
  • Chaos Software Group Time & Chaos 7
  • ClarisWorks 5.0 for Windows
  • CutePdf 2.62 (32-bit)
  • doPdf 5.0.212 (32-bit)
  • Foxit PDF Reader (Pro) 1.0 (32-bit)
  • Foxit PDF Reader (Pro) 2.0 (32-bit)
  • Hotcard Products Bizcard Finder (Silver). Application fine, driver for silver scanner won't install
  • Moffsoft Calculator 2
  • Microsoft Expression Web
  • Microsoft Money 2005
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 NOTE: MS Reader icon will NOT install on the Word toolbar. You will not be able to make .lit e-books. MS are aware and have not fixed it.
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office XP (2002 SP3)
  • Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006
  • Microsoft Works
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 (32-bit)
  • OpenOffice.org 2.1.0 (64- and 32-bit)
  • R 2.4.1 (32-bit)
  • ScanSoft (Nuance) OmniPage Pro 15
  • ScanSoft (Nuance) PaperPort 11.0.6225.1
  • ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4
  • Stamps.Com Stamps.Com 6.0.4 (Build 1521)
  • Sun StarOffice 8
  • WordWeb WordWeb Pro 4.5 (32-bit)

Other

  • ASP Dictionary - in Slovenian (32bit)
  • BOINC 5.8.8 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
  • CCleaner v1.38+
  • Desktop Sidebar v1.05 Build 116 (Beta version) - Tested on Vista Ultimate 32-bit
  • FAM File association manager 2.0
  • Folding@Home 5.03 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
  • Launchy works under Vista Business and Home Premium.
  • Microsoft Student 2006 and 2007 - works great
  • Motorola Mobile Phone Tools 4.0.3b - works great. under Vista x32
  • MyCafeCup CyberCafes Billing Platinum V.2.232 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
  • OpenAFS 1.5.14 - compatible with Vista
  • Powerword Professional 2007 (32-bit, Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
  • ASP Dictionary - in Slovenian (32bit)
  • Serial Port Monitor - ver. 4.0 (32bit)
  • StarDock ObjectDock 1.50 (32/64-bit, Installs as 32-bit under Vista x64)
  • Tell Me More - software to learn English (32-bit)
  • TidePlotter 2007 (works perfectly under Vista 32-bit - not tried with 64-bit)
  • Widcomm Version 5.1.0.2700 (works perfectly fine in vista RTM (32-bit)
  • WPE Pro 9.

Password Managers

PDA & GPS

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center - WMDC replaces ActiveSync
  • Nokia PC Suite 6.82 (with Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver and PC Connectivity Solution; all Nokia mobile synchronization functions work)
  • Palm Desktop 4.1.4E (Shipped with most Palm PDAs or downloaded from Palm)
  • POIedit v4.5.1 (may need to be restarted once POI's have been sync'd with master servers. Use Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) for PDA sync with Windows Mobile 2003 & 2005)

Peer to Peer

  • Ares 1.9.5, 1.9.9
  • Ares 2.0.5
  • Azureus 2.5.00 or newer(32-bit)
  • BitComet 0.77, 0.8x (32- and 64-bit)
  • BitTornado
  • DC++ v0.698
  • DC++ RevConnect
  • eDonkey2000 1.4.3 Lite
  • eMule 0.47x with a lot of modes (32-bit)
  • FrostWire 4.13.1.4 Beta (clone of LimeWire PRO and uses Java like it)
  • iMesh 7.0 (32-bit)
  • KCeasy 0.18 or better
  • LDC++ 1.0 2a
  • Limewire
  • Limewire PRO
  • LimeWire Acceleration Patch
  • Lphant v 3.00 B5
  • myTunes Redux
  • Neo Mule 4.25 (32-bit)
  • Orb MyCasting
  • Pando -- ultima version
  • Shareaza 2.2.3.0
  • Soulseek 156c, 157 test 8
  • Strong DC
  • Thunder5 BT 5.6.0.280 Beta (Chinese Simplified/Traditional)
  • TribalWeb 2.31
  • uTorrent 1.6
  • WASTE 1.5 beta 3, asks for admin access, works fine afterwards
  • WinMX 3.54 (Beta 4)

Note for BitTorrent Clients: Due to Vista (Business, Enterprise, Ultimate) Previous Versions (AKA Shadow Copies) feature and BitTorrents hard drive write access, hard drive activity may increase drastically due to Vista noticing file changes and thus makes restore points at regular intervals.

Remote Control

  • 3am Labs LogMeIn - Will not install on final release of Windows Vista. Access denied error. --- This is patently false, as I have it installed and it runs perfectly on RTM. I will leave this here, in case it is some other incompatibility.
  • Famatech Radmin 3.0 Remote Control (32bit) Fully Windows Vista 32bit compatible. All connection modes (full control, file transfer, remote shutdown, telnet, text and voice chats, etc.) work fine.
  • Orb MyCasting Fully Windows Vista 32bit compatible.
  • RealVNC - Works fine, closes connection, when UAC Warnings Appear.
  • Symantec pcAnywhere 11.0.1 32 bit (Vista reports this as v12 - and states that there are known compatibility issues - I have used the Remote Control and File Transfer sessions without experiencing any issues. OS is Vista as Remote, XPHome as Host) Feel free to move this to another section if you experience issues with it.
  • TeamViewer (32bit) (64bit?) Free for non-commercial use. Simple to use.

Screen Capture

System applications

  • 2BrightSparks SyncBack v3.2.14.0 (32-bit) (minor problem first time running, had to kill the application and then re-run it)
  • 8rdavcore - NOTE: Must be run as the Administrator
  • A43 v2.49 (32-bit)
  • Acer Launch Manager (laptop utility)
  • Actual Window Manager v4.3
  • Advanced WindowsCare PRO v2
  • 2BrightSparks SyncBack SE v4.1.0.161 (added - See Minor Issues below)
  • Acronis Disk Director 10.0.2160 (x86 & x64) - Important: turn off auto-hibernation under Vista's power settings before managing partitions; hibernation interruption during Disk Director processes may corrupt partitions and data
  • Acronis True Image 9 Server/Ent (Note: Incremental backups work if Vista's auto-defrag is disabled)
  • Acronis True Image 9 Workstation (full backup only, incremental backup does not work)
  • Acronis True Image 10 Home
  • Ashampoo UnInstaller Platinum 2 (2.5, 08/29/2006) [5]
  • Ashampoo WinOptimizer Suite 4
  • Asus Probe 2.23.01
  • AutoHotkey v1.0.45.04 and v1.0.46.00 (32/64-bit) (runs as 32-bit app under Vista x64)
  • Belarc Advisor
  • CPU-Z v1.38
  • Dexpot v1.4 (32-bit)
  • Final Recovery v2.1 (tested in 64bit only)
  • FolderShare (32-bit)
  • Fraps 2.8.1+
  • FSL Launcher v1.1.2
  • Futuremark 3DMark05 1.3.0
  • Futuremark 3DMark06 1.1.0
  • Futuremark PCMark05 1.2.0
  • GameXP 1.6 - NOTE: It shows "Windows XP 6.00.6000 Professional" in the operating system information line
  • Genie-soft Genie Backup Manager 7
  • Driver Genius Professional 2006 and 2007
  • Indigo Rose AutoPlay Media Studio v6.0.4.0
  • Lavalys Everest Ultimate Edition v3.50.761
  • MarcSpruIT Consultancy AutoBackup 3.2 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Autoruns v8.54 (32-bit) (must be run as the Administrator in order to delete entries from the registry)
  • Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Process Explorer v10.21 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft (formerly Sysinternals) Process Monitor v1.01 (32-bit)
  • Paragon Partition Manager 8.5
  • Paragon Drive Backup 8.5
  • Piriform CCleaner v1.37.456 and newer
  • RegCleaner Simple Registry cleaner with many useful functions.
  • Reg Organizer 4.0
  • Raxco DiskState v3.21 (runs as 32-bit app under Vista x64)
  • RegSeeker 1.52 - NOTE: A few cleaning functions may not work and registry keys backed up before deletion cannot always be restored!
  • Registry Workshop V 3.0.0
  • SlickRun v3.9.4.1
  • Restoration v3.2.1
  • SpeedFan (32-bit only)
  • Startup Organizer 2.8.275
  • SIW - System Information for Windows v1.66
  • System Mechanic 5.5 Professional
  • Taskbar Shuffle v2.0 (32-bit)
  • Total Commander v6.55 and v7.0 Beta 2 and 3 (32-bit)
  • TreeSize Professional 3 and 4.1.1 [6]
  • Unlocker v1.8.5 (32-bit)
  • VistaBootPro
  • VisionWorks Solutions Inc. Vision Backup Home, Pro, Server, Server + MS SQL/Exchange.
  • WinDirStat v1.1.2.79 (32-bit)
  • Webroot Window Washer version 6.05
  • Your Uninstaller! 2006

Video

  • 1 Click DVD to DivX AVI
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
  • Adobe After Effects 7.0
  • Adobe Premiere 2.0
  • Adobe Premiere 5.0
  • Pinnacle Studio 9.3. Does not work, please see comment in list of software that does not work.
  • AllPlayer
  • Amadis iPod PSP 3GP MP4 AVI Video Converter
  • BS Player 2.11.940
  • ConvertXtoDVD
  • Cyberlink PowerDirector 5 Premium
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 6
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
  • DVD Shrink 3.2
  • DVDMaestro_v2.9.2915a (needs to be run as administrator - works, but Cinemaster playback drivers fail)
  • Enosoft DV Processor
  • Enosoft Enhanced DV Decoder
  • Enosoft Friendly DV
  • Fake Webcam
  • FastStone Image Viewer 2.8
  • GOM Media Player
  • Intervideo WinDVD 8.0.6.101 (both Gold and Platinum versions)
  • JetAudio 6
  • Joost
  • KMPlayer 2.9.3.1214 (Installation version 32bit)[7]
  • Logitech QuickCam Fushion ver 10.4.0, build 1401
  • Magix Video Deluxe 2007 Plus
  • Media Player Classic 6.4.9.0 (Pixel shaders does not work. Copy d3dx9_27.dll into "c:\windows\system32" or the MPC folder.)
  • MPlayer[8]
  • Nokia Multimedia Player v6.82 (in Nokia PC Suite pack)
  • Orb MyCasting
  • Real Player
  • Sony Vegas 7.0d
  • Techsmith Camtasia Studio v4.0.0 (Full Program)- "Grate funtionality"
  • Tivo Desktop 2.3a (Cannot see Tivo devices on the network)
  • TMPGEnc-2.59.47.155-Plus(must be run as the Administrator)
  • Total Video Converter
  • TVUPlayer 2.3.0 (32-bit)
  • Ulead DVD Movie Factory (x86 & x64)
  • Ulead Video Studio 10
  • VDownloader 0.3 (also, extension of this program for Firefox)
  • VirtualDub
  • VirtualDubMod
  • VirtualDub MPEG
  • VLC media player 0.8.6a (x86 & x64)
  • VSO ConvertXToDVD v2.1.4 Build 162
  • WinAVI Video Converter V. 7.7
  • Xilisoft Video Converter 3.1

Viewers

  • ACDSee™ Pro 8.1.99 Photo Manager (Non-Compatibility prompt when installing. Can ignore, works fine. If you update Vista, uninstall KB929427 and do not reinstall. It blocks ACDSee from installing.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
  • Adobe Flash Player 9.0.28
  • Autosizer 1.61 Auto sizes Explorer and IE windows. Ex: Auto Maximize IE browser window.
  • Damn NFO Viewer 2.10.0032 RC3
  • Foxit PDF Reader (Pro) 1.0 (32-bit)
  • Foxit PDF Reader (Pro) 2.0 (32-bit)
  • IEIMAGE 3 IEImage 3 Shows full images of all thumbnailed pictures on a webpage in a new IE window.
  • IrfanView v3.99 (Need to install as Administrator)
  • Klipfolio 3.1
  • Picasa

Virtual PC

  • eXPerience Linux 1.0 and 1.0 Beta 2
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition as Host and Guest OS
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 - no support for Vista Guest OS
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 (need to install and run as Administrator, and install IIS manually)
  • Parallels Workstation 2.2
  • VMware Player v 1.0.3 (accept driver-warning during install / tested on Ultimate German)
  • VMware Server v 1.0.1 (install/run as admin - mouse pointer doesn't point to correct locations if Font Size DPI has been resized away from the default of 96 DPI under Display preferences)
  • VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client 2.0.1 (tested on Ultimate German)
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3
  • VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta, Build 36983 (32/64 bit)

Voice Recognition

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.5 Standard and Preferred (Free download for owners US_Only version)

Web Development

  • Bradbury TopStyle Lite 2.1 - Installs fine as user but must be run as administrator or it will crash.
  • CreamSoft Pajaczek NxG 5.6.1
  • Macromedia Homesite 5 - Installs fine as user but must be run as administrator or it will crash.
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 8.0.2 - Installs fine as administrator and runs under user account with no problems.

Web Servers