Application Software limitations when upgrading to Windows Vista - Desktops

The following documents application software limitations when upgrading to Microsoft Windows Vista. For Windows Vista installation instructions, refer to the link below.

Windows Vista installation instructions


Affected configurations

This document applies to any of the following systems that are labelled as Microsoft Windows Vista Capable or Premium Ready:

  • 3000 J100 (type 8252, 8253, 8254, 8255, 8256, 8453, 8454, 8455, 8456, 8457)
  • 3000 J105 (type 8257, 8258, 8259, 8458, 8459, 8460)
  • 3000 J110 (type 7393, 7394, 7395, 7396, 7397, 7398)
  • 3000 J115 (type 7387, 7388, 7389, 7390, 7391, 7392)
  • ThinkCentre A51 (type 8105, 8107, 8109, 8117, 8119, 8121)
  • ThinkCentre A52 (type 8153, 8154, 8155, 8156, 8157, 8158, 8159, 8160, 8161, 8162, 8163, 8164, 8165, 8166, 8167, 8168, 8169, 8170, 8287, 8288, 8289, 8296, 8297, 8298, 8326, 8327, 8328, 8329, 8340, 8341, 8342, 8343, 8344, 8380, 8381, 8382)
  • ThinkCentre A53 (type 8701, 8702, 8970, 8973, 8980, 8983, 8992, 8995, 9276, 9277, 9286, 9287, 9378, 9387, 9628, 9635)
  • ThinkCentre A55 (type 8705, 8706, 8972, 8975, 8982, 8985, 8994, 9265, 9636, 9638, 9640, 9641)
  • ThinkCentre A60 (type 8013, 8700, 8976, 8979, 8986, 8991, 9266, 9269, 9282, 9283, 9374, 9383, 9384, 9631, 9646, 9647, 9694, 9695)
  • ThinkCentre M51 (type 8104, 8106, 8108, 8118, 8120)
  • ThinkCentre M52 (type 8099, 8110, 8111, 8112, 8113, 8114, 8115, 8116, 8211, 8212, 8213, 8214, 8215, 9210, 9211)
  • ThinkCentre M52e (type 8299, 8380)
  • ThinkCentre M55 (type 8009, 8010, 8011, 8012, 8791, 8792, 8793, 8794, 8795, 8796, 8797, 8798, 8799, 8800, 8801, 8802, 8803, 8804, 8805, 8806, 8807, 8808, 8810, 8811, 8812, 8813, 8814, 8816)
  • ThinkCentre M55e (type 9278, 9279, 9288, 9379, 9380, 9389, 9632, 9637, 9642, 9643, 9644, 9645)
  • ThinkCentre M55p (type 8792, 8794, 8796, 8798, 8800, 8802, 8804, 8806, 8808, 8811)

Applications that should be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows Vista

The following applications either prevent upgrade installation or cause serious compatibility problems after upgrading to Windows Vista. Some of them may not be prompted to be uninstalled in the early stage of the upgrade installation, but they are still required to be uninstalled before upgrading. After upgrading to Windows Vista, either find the new version of the application or alternative application that supports Windows Vista on the Lenovo Support & downloads Web site or the software vendor's Web site.

Note: Some of the following applications may not be part of your desktop preload.

  • Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus
  • Sonic DLA
  • Lenovo System Migration Assistant
  • Lenovo Rescue and Recovery
  • Lenovo Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore Ultra

Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows Vista (Lenovo [IBM] applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows Vista. It is recommended to uninstall them before upgrading to Windows Vista. You can upgrade to Windows Vista without uninstalling these applications, but you may encounter problems when trying to run them on Windows Vista. After upgrading to Windows Vista, either find the new version of the application or alternative application that supports Windows Vista on the Lenovo Support & downloads Web site.

Note: Some of the following applications may not be part of your desktop preload.

  • Access Help
  • Access IBM
  • Access IBM Message Center
  • Access Support
  • Automated Solutions
  • Away Manager
  • Help Center
  • IBM Client Security Software
  • IBM Java Webstart
  • Lenovo Care
  • Lenovo Client Security Solution
  • PC-Doctor for Windows
  • Productivity Center
  • Record Now
  • Software Installer
  • System Information Viewer Application
  • ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software
  • ThinkVantage System Update
  • UltraNav Wizard
  • Update Connector
Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to Windows Vista (3rd party applications)

The following applications are not compatible with Windows Vista. If you did not uninstall them before upgrading to Windows Vista, you may encounter problems while trying to run them. You can go to corresponding vendor Web site to download the new version that supports Windows Vista after upgrading to Windows Vista successfully.

Note: Some of the following applications may not be part of your desktop preload.

Application name3rd part vendor name
  • ATI Control Panel
  • ATI Hydravision
ATI
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
  • Intel PROSet for Wired Connection
Intel
  • Dedicated Keyboard Multimedia Button with Intervideo Instant-On support
  • InterVideo WinDVD
  • InterVideo WinDVD Creator
  • WinCinema Manager
InterVideo
  • Norton Internet Security
Symantec
  • Roxio Digital Media
  • SONIC Express Labeler
  • Multimedia Center for Think Offering
Sonic
  • Virtual Drive
Agilix
  • Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager
  • Sound Effect Manager
Realtek
  • SoundMAX Control Panel
Analog Devices (ADI)
  • NetWaiting
  • Digital Line Detection
BVRP Software


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