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Install or Uninstall an Application Compatibility Database

Updated: October 29, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

The application compatibility database is not automatically enabled when it is created. To enable the application compatibility database, it must be installed.

You should uninstall the application compatibility database for an application that is no longer used in the environment or if the application compatibility database needs to be modified.

To install an application compatibility database

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5, and then click Compatibility Administrator.

  2. In the Compatibility Administrator console tree, right-click the new database, and then click Install. If you have not saved the database, you are prompted to save the database.

  3. After clicking Install, a Command Prompt window might appear briefly, and then a success message is displayed.

The new application database is installed and available for testing before deploying throughout your organization.

To uninstall an application compatibility database

  1. Log on to a computer running Windows 7 as an administrator in Admin Approval Mode.

  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Programs, and then click Uninstall a program.

  3. Right-click the application compatibility fix, and then click Uninstall.

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