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Application Software limitations when upgrading to Windows Vista - Notebooks

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

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.

  • Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus (including LiveReg and LiveUpdate)
  • Sonic DLA
  • Sierra Wireless WAN adapter driver
  • PM Driver (3000 Family notebooks)
  • Lenovo System Migration Assistant
  • Lenovo Rescue and Recovery
  • Rapid Restore
  • Lenovo Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore Ultra
Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to 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.

  • Access Help
  • Access IBM
  • Access IBM Message Center
  • Access Support
  • Automated Solutions
  • Away Manager
  • Battery Maximizer
  • EasyEject Utility
  • Help Center
  • Hotkey Features
  • IBM Client Security Software
  • IBM Java Webstart
  • Keyboard Customizer
  • Lenovo Care
  • Lenovo Client Security Solution
  • PC-Doctor for Windows
  • Power Management driver for Windows
  • Presentation Director
  • Productivity Center
  • Record Now
  • Scroll Lock Indicator
  • Software Installer
  • System Information Viewer Application
  • Tablet Shortcut Menu
  • ThinkPad Configuration
  • ThinkVantage Access Connections
  • ThinkVantage Active Protection System
  • ThinkVantage Fingerprint Software
  • ThinkVantage System Update
  • TrackPoint Accessibility Features
  • UltraNav Wizard
  • Update Connector
Applications that are recommended to be uninstalled before upgrading to 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 Vista successfully.


Application Name3rd party vendor name
  • ATI Control Panel
  • ATI Hydravision
  • FireGL Control Panel
ATI
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
  • Intel PROSet for Wired Connection
Intel
  • Bison Cam
Bison
  • ThinkPad Integrated Bluetooth Software
  • Lenovo Bluetooth with Enhanced Data Rate Software
  • Broadcom Wireless Utility
BroadCom
  • Dedicated Keyboard Multimedia Button w/Intervideo Instant-On support
  • InterVideo WinDVD
  • InterVideo WinDVD Creator
  • WinCinema Manager
InterVideo
  • Norton Internet Security
Symantec
  • OmniPass
Softex
  • Roxio Digital Media
  • SONIC Express Labeler
  • Multimedia Center for Think Offering
Sonic
  • FranklinCovey PlanPlus for Windows
FranklinCovey
  • VZAccess Manager
Smith Micro Software
  • Virtual Drive
Agilix
  • SchetchBook Pro
Alias
  • Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager
  • Sound Effect Manager
Realtek
  • SoundMAX Control Panel
Analog Devices
  • NetWaiting
  • Digital Line Detection
BVRP Software