The March 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues in Windows Vista. When you try to install and run certain legacy games or applications in Windows Vista, 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
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Note After you install this update, a CD device or a DVD device may not work correctly. If you select the device in Device Manager and then view the properties for the device, you may receive the following error message:
This problem occurs because a legacy application may install drivers that are incompatible with Windows Vista.
The software for this device has been blocked from starting because it is known to have problems with Windows. Contact the hardware vendor for a new driver. (Code 48)
For more information about how to work around this problem, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
- 314060You can no longer access the CD drive or the DVD drive, or you receive an error message after you remove a CD recording program or a DVD recording program in Windows XP: "error code 31"