Windows 7 - Application Compatibility Issues

This document details application vendor support for Windows 7 and the results of software compatibility testing with the Windows 7 operating system. All applications were tested on a fresh Windows 7 build, not an upgrade installation from Windows XP or Vista.

Purpose

Many applications which were compatible with Vista are likely to be compatible with Windows 7. However. there may be some applications with unique compatibility issues in Windows 7. This document attempts to document the Windows 7 compatibility for applications of importance to the UW-Madison community.

Microsoft will also be releasing a list of applications that are known to work with Windows 7. This list will be available in the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, maintained by Microsoft. Please visit Windows 7 Compatibility Center for more details.

Please note that some applications may require updates in order to be fully compatible with Windows 7. If you have specific questions regarding the Windows 7 compatibility of an application you use, please visit the application vendor's website for further information.

Internet Explorer 8

Windows 7 ships with Internet Explorer 8 by default. It is not possible to install Internet Explorer 7 in Windows 7. As some web sites and applications may not be fully compatible with IE 8, you may encounter problems. Refer to Internet Explorer 8 - Compatibility with Campus Applications for more information about potential problems with IE 8.

Windows 7 32-bit vs 64-bit

Unless otherwise noted, the compatibilities described below are for the 32-bit version of Windows 7. You may encounter additional compatibility issues not described below if you plan to install the 64-bit version of Windows 7.

Contributing to the list

If you would like to include your campus-wide application here, please use the "I have comments" button at the bottom of this page. Include the name and version of the application and as much Windows 7 compatibility information as you can provide.

List of applications

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

Adobe Flash Player Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 16
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Adobe Flash Player 16 has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown

Adobe Reader Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 11
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Adobe Reader 11 has been verified by the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown

Cypress works with Windows 7

  • Version: 6.5.0.4
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Cypress 6.5.0.4 has been tested by DoIT and appears to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unsupported
F

Filezilla Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 3.10.1
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Filezilla 3.10.1 has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown

Firefox Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 35
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Firefox 35 has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown
G

Google Chrome Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 40
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Google Chrome has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown
I

Microsoft Office 2013 Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 2013
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Microsoft Office 2013 has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown
O

Oracle Calendar Desktop Client (WiscCal) Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 10.1.2.4
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: The Oracle Calendar Desktop Client has been tested by DoIT and appears to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unsupported as of August 13, 2009
S

Symantec Endpoint Protection Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 12.1 (both 32-bit and 64-bit clients)
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Symantec Endpoint Protection has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7 without issue as of version 12.1.
  • Vendor Support: Supported
T

Thunderbird Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 31
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: Thunderbird 31 has been verified with the vendor to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown
V

WinSCP Works with Windows 7

  • Version: 4.1.9
  • Windows 7 Compatibility: WinSCP has been tested by DoIT and appears to work with Windows 7
  • Vendor Support: Unknown



Keywords:Windows 7 Application Compatibility Testing Issues Software   Doc ID:11976
Owner:Leah S.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2009-08-12 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-03-10 16:30 CDT
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