Microsoft to launch Windows Compatibility Center web site

Microsoft wants everyone to be able to convert to Windows 7 smoothly. To help with that, it will launch a Windows 7 compatability Web site for consumers to be able to see which products will be able to run and support the OS.

As of this writing, the site is live but the database of which products from which manufacturers is not yet available. Microsoft said the be The Windows Compatibility Center site will be ready “for the launch of Windows 7.

“We will have more on this as we get closer to launch, but thousands of products are being populated into the Compatibility Center right now based on confirmed statements of support from partners,” Mark Relph, a senior director with Microsoft’s Windows Product Strategy Group and leader of its Windows Ecosystem team said. “If you are a customer, you can be confident that we are working with our partners to ensure you find the compatibility status, downloads, and helpful resources for the products you use every day.”

Earlier this week, Microsoft has already unveiled the Windows 7 logo program and over 6,000 products have already received the logo indicating that these products have been tested against the new OS.

Source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2353661,00.asp

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