How to Check Software Compatibility on Win Vista?


So, you got new computer with Windows Vista and now all set to install your favorite software and required drivers. Have you checked software compatibility of these programs with Windows Vista?

Head over to Microsoft’s Windows Vista Compatibility Center, it lists and labels thousands of devices and software titles to help you easily identify what will or won’t work with the Windows Vista operating system. Compatibility status is identified by 3 types:

1. Compatible label indicates that a product is supported by the manufacturer or publisher for use on computers running Windows Vista.

2. Action Recommended label indicates that you may need to install additional software or upgrade to a newer version to ensure that a product will work properly with Windows Vista.

3. Status Unknown label indicates that we have not been able to find information on the manufacturer’s or publisher’s website about whether the product is supported for use on Windows Vista.

You can find the downloads and external links to downloads you need to get a new PC up and running quickly. To get started you can use use site search box or browse to find hardware or software products.

For more information click anywhere on a product listing to go to a product details page. Links to original manufacturer or publishers are also displayed to able to access compatible or newer version of software. Checkout -  Windows Vista Compatibility Center



  1. Thanks, this is a handy list.

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