We all have this question in our mind. “Why does my application break when we change the Operating Systems?”
Typically, whenever a new OS is released, Microsoft makes every effort to ensure application Compatibility. Unfortunately, as the OS evolves and when reliability, security and performance improvements are made, there are some comprises which are made that ends up breaking some applications. Thankfully, when the changes are decided to be made, there is some mitigation planned to address the applications which are broken. Hence, Application Compatibility is one important which is on the top of everybody’s mind.
This series of posts covers information on how the core changes of Windows 7 will affect the applications. Also, it covers some basic methods to mitigate these issues from the viewpoint of Developers, IT Pros and End-users.
- How do you fix the OS Version Number Issues?
- How do you Fix Browser Compatibility Issues?
- Demystifying the Windows 7 Virtual XP Mode
- Session 0 Isolation and Secure Desktop
- Libraries, UAC, WRP and other Core Changes
A key consideration when moving to Windows 7 is whether your applications will run successfully. Download the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) to access the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7.