Microsoft® sets-up “Compatibility Centerâ€ for Windows® 7
As Windows 7 comes nearer, Microsoft is establishing a "compatibility center" later this month from where the customers can find whether their system would be compatible with Windows 7, if it’ll require a software or driver upgrade etc.
The statement was released by the company which states that though the compatibility web site is now up but this would not be available as it won't be completely finished until Windows 7 is launched and available in stores. A senior director with Microsoft's Windows Product Strategy Group and a leader of its Windows Ecosystem team states that "thousands of product" are populated on "compatibility center" as the date of launch is closer.
The problem, Microsoft says, is that there are near about thousands of peripherals and applications which they need to check and the website will move further once the testing proceeds. Only after this the data will be supplied to the "compatibility center". The company wants the user to e-mail their product requests so that they can check the compatibility with Windows 7 logo.
Meanwhile, those who want to upgrade to Windows 7 can download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta to their PCs. Once Windows 7 is installed, the application would scan the computer and peripherals connected to the system. If the user's system is installed with Windows Vista than the transition will prove to be very smooth. The users who are running XP on their system or earlier versions of Windows can get help from the local computer service provider. The user just need to take back-up and perform "clean installation" and then reinstall.