Windows 7 Application Compatibility

Windows 7 OS Advisory for UH-owned computers: ITS currently recommends that the UH community use Windows 7 Pro, instead of Windows XP. All ITS-supported applications and web applications work on Windows 7.

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. You should migrate off Windows XP by the end of 2013. See Windows lifecycle fact sheet for more information.

This page shows the status of what applications were tested. Caution: common functionality was tested and might not be as comprehensive as certification by the vendor would require. If in doubt, please check with the vendor if they have more updated information regarding their application support. UH applications that do not work with Windows 7 fully or partially are listed in red.

ITS Supported Applications

Product Current Supported Version Vendor Supported Microsoft Certification Status Works Versions Tested More Information
Adobe Reader 9.5 / 10.1 YES NONE YES 9.5/10.1.2 Adobe Support
Host Explorer 2008 YES NONE


2008 Host Explorer Support
McAfee AntiVirus VirusScan Enterprise 8.8 YES NONE YES 8.8 McAfee Support
Mozilla Firefox 3.6 / 10.x YES NONE YES 3.6/10.x Firefox Support
Mozilla Thunderbird 10.0.2 YES NONE YES 10.0.2 Thunderbird Support
MS Internet Explorer 8.0 / 9.0 YES NONE Works[2] 8.0 / 9.0 Internet Explorer Support
MS Office 2010 / 2007 / 2003 YES Certified / Works Works 2010 / 2007/ 2003 Microsoft Office Support
MS Outlook Express  N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  Outlook Express Support
MS Outlook 2010 / 2007 / 2003 YES Certified / Works Works 2010 / 2007/ 2003 Outlook Support
SSH 3.2.9 NO NONE YES 3.2.9  

ITS Supported Web Applications

Product Current Supported Version Vendor Supported Internet Explorer 8.0
1098T (Tax Credit)  N/A  
Banner 7 Forms Server (for admin)   Not tested by vendor, yet. Works
eInventory N/A  
ePurchasing N/A  
eTravel N/A Works
Financial Datamart Yes, Oracle Discoverer is certified Works
IRO Dynamic Reporting N/A
IRO ODS Data Element Dictionary
MyUH (Portal) NO Works
PageCenter N/A
 Saving/Printing files does not work.
Peoplesoft 8.8.1   NO  Works
Profiler N/A Works
SCOPIS Web   N/A  
Unit Budgeting (UBUD) Yes, Oracle Discoverer is certified Works 
Laulima NO Works[3]
Google@UH Web Mail N/A Works
Google@UH Calendar N/A Works
Google@UH Docs N/A Works


For more information on applications that have been certified by Microsoft to be compatible with Windows 7, see their website at

[1] All applications were tested with Windows 7 – 32 bit, unless noted.

[2] You can still use IE 6 if necessary by first downloading Virtual PC 2007 then downloading This installer from Microsoft. This will give you a virtual hard drive that you can install Windows XP SP2 on to run IE 6.

[3] Connecting to Laulima through Windows 7 Webdav currently does not work. Internet Explorer is fine for viewing content in Laulima. IE 7, 8, and 9 are not recommended for adding content and for students submitting work. If using IE 8 and 9, compatibility view should be turned on.



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Article ID: 1076
Created: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 8:57am
Modified: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 4:54pm