Since the arrival of Microsoft Windows as a ubiquitous application platform, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and internal developers have created thousands of applications for it. Many are mission-critical applications—some of which aren't compatible with the latest version of Windows. Types of applications that might not be compatible include the following:
Line-of-business (LOB) applications, such as enterprise resource-planning suites
Core applications that are part of standard desktop configurations
Administrative tools, such as antivirus, compression, and remote-control applications
Custom tools, such as logon scripts
Applications designed for earlier versions of Windows have been carried ...