WebCast: Tools and Techniques to Resolve Windows Application Compatibility Issues
Level:200 During this Support WebCast, we will introduce the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit, talk about its various parts, and discuss how to use it to quickly resolve Microsoft Windows 2000 application compatibility issues.
We will introduce Appfix technology, and then discuss its history,
benefits, and limitations. In addition, there will be a detailed
exploration of one tool out of the set, QFixApp, which allows
temporary implementation of appfixes. Finally, we'll take a look
into the future, to see what improvement Microsoft Windows XP will
bring to application compatibility issue resolution.
How to Troubleshoot Program Compatibility Issues in Windows XP
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 285909 - This article describes how to troubleshoot the most common program compatibility issues you may encounter on your Windows XP-based computer. Note that program compatibility issues are often called "application" compatibility
Troubleshooting MS-DOS-Based Programs in Windows
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314106 - This article describes how to troubleshoot MS-DOS-based programs in
Certain Programs Do Not Work Correctly If You Log On Through a Limited User Account
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 307091 - After you log on to a computer by using a Limited User Account, you may observe one or more of the following behaviors when you try to use a program that is not expressly designed for Windows XP.
Using Application Verifier to Troubleshoot Programs in Windows XP
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 286568 - Application Verifier (AppVerifier) is included in Windows XP to promote stability and reliability. You can use this tool to troubleshoot application issues. This article describes how to use Application Verifier to isolate and troubleshoot
a program in Windows XP.
Bit MS-DOS Subsystem" Error Message When You Install a
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314452 -
After you install a program on your computer, you may receive one of the following error messages when you attempt to run any 16-bit
Error Message When You Use Run Command to Start a Program with a Long File Name (Q281675)
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article If you click Run to
start a program that has a very long file name, you may receive
the following error message: Windows
cannot find 'Path to file'. Make sure you typed the name
correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the
Start button, and then click Search.
OpenGL-Based Program Causes Access Violation in Windows XP
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 312505 -
When you are running an OpenGL-based program that is rendering an OpenGL scene that contains extremely long lines to a bitmap on your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an access violation error
Windows XP Hangs When You Try to Install Programs
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 313554 - When you try to install a program from a CD-ROM, Windows XP may stop responding (hang) with an error message on a blue
Programs May Start, Quit, Lose, and Gain Focus Randomly
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 313176 - Programs may quit, start, or lose and gain focus randomly; text in programs may be unreadable; and the logon screen may appear to be controlled by someone who is remotely connected to the