Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Check software or hardware compatibility with Windows

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How many times has it happened with you that you went out and bought some software, say, a video game, sure that it'll work on your computer, because it is too old, and you find out that it is not compatible with your shiny new version of Windows?

It happens to everyone. But before you buy something, you can always check its compatibility on the Compatibility Center, a Microsoft service that is out there since a very, very long time.

You can check your new hardware, or software that you're about to buy against a huge database of certified products and you can be sure it is going to work.

Yes, you can check game compatibility here too!

Here's the Windows 7 Compatibility Center. And if you're still using Windows Vista, here's yours.

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