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How can i do a compatibility check on my computer

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a b $ Windows 7
May 20, 2010 7:24:20 AM

having problems with my computer keeps on saying compatibility problem

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a b $ Windows 7
May 20, 2010 3:19:37 PM

Problem with what?
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a b $ Windows 7
May 20, 2010 4:34:31 PM

Hi Johannette,

The Windows 7 Compatibility Center is a great place to visit when looking for help with compatibility. Just visit and choose hardware or software, type in the program or device in question, and click search.

As das_stig suggested, more information would be helpful here. When are you seeing the message? Are you trying to upgrade from Vista or XP to Windows 7 (or, did you just perform an upgrade)? Have you tried using Windows Updates to update your drivers?

Hope this helps!
Microsoft Windows Outreach
May 20, 2010 9:14:48 PM

Hello Johannette,

Just an FYI for you.
It is always best to check with the software manufacturer FIRST. They will tell you if they have tested the product and the version, as well as whether or not it will work with Windows 7.
Check out the Windows 7 Compatibility site: (There you will find out about hardware and software compatibilty.)
There is a pulldown from which you can choose "hardware" and "software".
There are also some great articles, instructional videos and such to help with your Windows 7 at our Springboard site:
In any event a lot of the times, Vista drivers will work in lieu of Windows 7 drivers, however, it's not 100%!
As stated previously, it's best to have the Windows 7 certified drivers installed.
Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assitance and support.
Thanks again,
John M.
Microsoft Windows Client Support