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The August 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update is available

UpdatesDescription: The Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update is a software update that addresses common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista. Microsoft regularly releases Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Updates. When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008, 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.

Update type: Recommended

Release date: August 12, 2008

Applies to: All versions

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954366

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit

Comments: Windows Vista Application Compatibility Updates are cumulative. Each update contains all the improvements that were included in previous application compatibility updates. For a complete list of the applications that have been addressed by application compatibility updates, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
953960 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update and the applications that are included in Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update

Applications that are included in the August 2008 update:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – Updated to improve functionality
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 – Updated to improve functionality
  • Saming One Key Recovery 5.0 – Hard blocked
There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB954366.

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