Vista, unfortunately, is not a supported OS for AppUp. Since AppUp is required to run Angry Birds, you will not be able to purchase and run the app successfully.
The Intel AppUp client officially supports the following operating systems:
At this time only English versions of operating systems are supported. In addition, some applications purchased through the store may need to be run in 32-bit compatibility mode if used on Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit systems.
Hope that helps!
Intel AppUp(sm) center Customer Support
Currently there are no plans to support Windows* Vista.
The Intel AppUp(SM) Center and the applications available in the store catalog are generally intended for use on netbooks using Intel® Atom™ based processors. Since most netbooks ship with either Windows XP or Windows 7 it has been decided that the Windows version of the AppUp(tm) client will initially be made for these operating systems platforms only.
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Well then isn't it just awesome that some of us have no choice but to be plaugued with stupid Vista ....that is unless we had the extra $150 it would cost to get the XP program. My computer I bought just came with Vista giving me no choice since I could barely afford getting the computer in the first place. Why did they even start taking XP out and replacing it with Vista if you are not going to support it? Freaking redunculous! This makes me angry flipping windows bastards. Talk about angry. EFFF VISTA!!!!!
I am so sick of Vista being excluded by this and other software companies, like we Vista users are so out of the loop that we can't handle apps like Angry Birds. I might be strange here but I like Vista, as much as I liked XP, so why should I suffer because the stupid industry can't handle it? It's not just Microsoft to blame, but also software developers and makers who decided that because they don't like Vista that now no one can like Vista. All in an effort to get us to buy Windows 7 I am sure, I have 7 on another laptop and it's ok, but for me not such a huge change. XP is old hat now so why pander to XP users alone?, quite behind the times actually since Vista is newer. How about dropping support for XP and supporting Vista instead? Yeah, yeah, I know...we are not worthy. To heck with you then...
Seriously! I may just maybe going back to AMD stuff because of this fiasco. Yes I got an XP computer, and a 7 computer, but also a Vista Laptop computer. And Intel tells me what I buy isn't allowed on something that's inbetween an old os and a new os? Just a little line of code that checks OS to include the Vista is all that's needed, and the programmers are too lazy to even care? Pfft, charge outragous prices for your chips and hardware and now gonna screw a major part of your customer base? I'm done with intel now. I already got tons of companies trying to screw customers, and now I got a new one on the list.
I’d like to clarify that the decision not to support Intel AppUp® center on Window Vista* was made simply because there is not an Intel Atom® processor based Netbook that ships with Windows Vista* installed.
We think the resources we have would be better focused on our target market which means improving and enhancing Intel AppUp® center for operating systems that are installed on Intel Atom® based devices such as Netbooks.
We are very sorry that Intel AppUp® center wasn’t validated to work with Windows Vista*, and that you are disappointed with Intel’s decision to not support it. We always listen to our customers and take their feedback seriously. I hope this reply does clarify the current situation about the decision made on supported operating systems for Intel AppUp® center.
Your opinions and feedback are always welcome.
Intel AppUp® center Support