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Windows 7: Vista to 7 compatibility

30 May 2010   #1
cogs

Windows 7
 
 
Vista to 7 compatibility

I am wanting to know if some/most/all hardware that is compatible with Vista is also compatible with 7. I upgraded to 7 a few months ago and so far have had no issues.

Some USB devices for example say supported by XP/Vista but do not not mention 7. I am thinking that it is more that they are lagging in saying what they do support.

One item I have noticed this with is Bluetooth dongles.

Look forward to what people have to say form experience and factual knowledge.

Regards,

cogs

Life was so much simpler in the '60's


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30 May 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cogs, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This link below from Microsoft can help determine if software or hardware is compatible with Windows 7 or not.

Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs and Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, and Downloads

In addition, you can also check at the device manufacturer's website in their download/support area to see if they may have a Windows 7 driver version available for the device. Usually if it runs in Vista, it will run in Windows 7 as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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