Supported OSs & Apps
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OS Supported
· 32bit platforms: Windows NT, 2000, 2000 Server, XP, XPE, 2003 Server, Vista  
· 64bit platforms: Windows XP 64 bit, Windows 2003 64 bit, Windows Vista 64 bit  
· Thinstall does not support 16bit or non-intel platforms such as Windows CE  

Thinstall currently supports most 16 and 32 bit windows applications running on 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows
· Thinstall can run 16/32bit applications on a 64bit OS, but it does not currently support 64 bit native applications  
· Neither Windows nor Thinstall support 16bit applications running on 64 bit OSs  
Software which typically needs to be deployed using traditional installation technologies:
· Applications requiring installation of kernel-mode device drivers (ODBC drivers will work because they are user-mode)  
· Products such as anti-virus and personal firewalls  
· Scanner drivers and printer Drivers  
· Some VPN clients  

The Thinstall Virtual OS (packaged with each EXE) is designed to run with no dependencies from the local system and can run directly from a network share or removable storage device in restricted user accounts with no changes to the local registry or filesystem. Because the Virtual OS is packaged directly into built applications there is no prior installation required and users can execute Thinstalled applications directly on clean or dirty installs of Windows.

In some cases Thinstall provides backwards compatibility and can allow applications to run on older operating systems, however in general the original application will retain it's minimum system requirements when running under Thinstall's Virtual OS. For example, if the original application does not natively support Windows NT because it relies on Windows XP specific features, it will probably not execute under Windows NT using Thinstall.