Application Compatibility Update for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: April 2011
The Windows Application Compatibility Update is a software update that improves the compatibility experience in the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft regularly releases application compatibility updates for these Windows operating systems.
The kinds of issues that are resolved by application compatibility updates
When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications, 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, of the application, or of the firmware do not work correctly.
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For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2492386.