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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Dealing with Compatibility Issues

Most recent application programs should install and run without problems in Windows Vista. Certain older ones might not. Windows Vista attempts to recognize potential compatibility problems before you install. Immediately after running a program’s installer and satisfying the UAC sentry, you might, for example, see a message like the one shown in Figure 4-1.

Windows flags some potential compatibility problems and recommends solutions before you install.

Figure 4-1. Windows flags some potential compatibility problems and recommends solutions before you install.

In this example, Windows has not only recognized a potential compatibility issue prior to installing your program, but also given you some cause for optimism ...

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