Vista Application Compatibility
Note: Windows Vista has been superceded by Windows 7 and its successor, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
ITS currently recommends that UH administrative users continue to use Windows 7 Professional. UH non-administrative users who use typical business applications such as email, web browsing, and general office productivity software such as Microsoft Office, may opt to use Windows 8.1 Pro. See Windows 8 Application Compatibility for details.
Please review Windows Browser Matrix for ITS-supported web applications using various browser versions and operating systems.
This page shows the status of applications tested with Windows Vista. 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 Vista 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 Acrobat Reader||8.0||YES||NONE||Works with known limitations||7.0 / 8.0||Adobe Support|
|2008||Host Explorer Support|
|McAfee AntiSpyware||8.7i||YES||NONE||YES, VSE 8.7 required||8.7i||McAfee Support|
|McAfee AntiVirus||8.5i / 8.7i||YES||NONE||YES||8.5i / 8.7i||McAfee Support|
|Mozilla Firefox||18.104.22.168||YES||NONE||YES||22.214.171.124||Firefox Support|
|Mozilla Thunderbird||126.96.36.199||YES||NONE||YES||188.8.131.52||Thunderbird Support|
|MS Internet Explorer||7.0||YES||NONE||Works||7.0||Internet Explorer Support|
|MS Office||2007 / 2003||YES||Certified / Works||Works||2007/ 2003|
|MS Outlook Express||NO||NONE||Replaced with Windows Mail||Outlook Express Support|
|MS Outlook||2007 / 2003||YES||Certified / Works||Works||2007/ 2003|
ITS Supported Web Applications
|Product||Current Supported Version||Vendor Supported||Mozilla Firefox||Internet Explorer 7.0||Netscape 7.1|
|1098T (Tax Credit)||www.hawaii.edu/1098t||N/A||Works||Works|
|Banner 7 Forms Server (for admin)||banner.sis.hawaii.edu||Works||Works||Works with alternate link||Works|
|Financial Datamart||www.hawaii.edu/dw||NO. Uses Oracle Discoverer which is not supported on Vista. Use Windows XP.|
|IRO Dynamic Reporting||www.hawaii.edu/iro/irodr||N/A
|IRO ODS Data Element Dictionary||www.hawaii.edu/iro
|UH Online Admissions||apply.hawaii.edu||N/A||Works
|Unit Budgeting (UBUD)||www.hawaii.edu/ubud||NO. Only the portion of the app that uses Oracle Discoverer for reports doesn't work with Vista.
ITS Unsupported Applications
|Product||Current Version||Vendor Supported||Microsoft Certification Status||Works||Versions Tested||More Information|
|Adobe Products||Various||Some applications have support some do not as of current version||NONE||Some Applications work with known limitations||Various||Adobe Support|
|Autodesk AutoCAD||2007||YES||Works With Vista||Must use SP2 (see link)||2007||AutoCAD Support|
|Hyperion Intelligence Explorer (Brioquery)||8.5||Yes||Works With Vista||YES||8.5|
|EndNote||X||NO||NONE||Can be Installed||8.0.2 / 9.0.1 / X.0.2||Endnote Support|
|ESRI ArcGIS||9.2||NO||NONE||Can be Installed||9.2||ArcGIS Support|
|Eudora||7.1||YES||NONE||Works except for Windows Help||7.1||Eudora Support|
|Matlab||R2007a / R2006b||YES / NO||NONE||YES||R2007a / R2006b||Matlab Current Release Support
Matlab Previous Release Support
|NVivo||7.0||YES||Works With Vista||YES||7.0||NVivo Support|
||YES||NONE||Must install SP4
|SPSS||15.0||YES||NONE||Works with hotfix (see link)||15.0||SPSS Support|
|WordPerfect||Office X3||YES||Works With Vista||YES with SP2 (see link)||X3||WordPerfect Support|
For more information on applications that have been certified by Microsoft to be compatible with Vista, see their website at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933305.
VISTA does not support WinHelp as did the previous versions of the OS. This will affect any software that uses WinHelp for writing their help system. Also HTMLHelp is restricted when used under VISTA. There is a work around for this. You can download the "WinHelp for Vista" from Microsoft. This will fix the software that uses WinHelp. You can download the software from the Microsoft KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607
 All applications were tested with Vista Business – 32 bit.
 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.