Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT Professionals
Windows 7 has now been in our midst for more than three weeks and most of you are getting comfortable using it as an operating system. The 7 predecessor Vista had some issues with compatibility but Microsoft has stepped up and made sure that these issues stay in the past unless you have not upgraded to Windows 7 and are still using Windows Vista. Lenovo has even released a free Windows 7 Upgrade program for users, if you buy a Lenovo laptop or desktop with an eligible Windows Vista® version between June 26, 2009, and January 31, 2010. The Lenovo offer applies to individuals and companies who plan to buy less than 25PCs.
Then there is Windows XP mode in Windows 7 that will enable you to use applications meant for Windows XP on Vista in a virtual environment. To aide you further here comes the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals. You can download the Microsoft Excel document from the Microsoft website by clicking on this link
This is a comprehensive list with 5542 applications that are either compatible or fully compatible. There is a column for 32-bit compatibility and 64-bit compatibility. Almost all of the application on the list are compatible on the 32-bit platform and very few are not compatible. So before you install an application you might wanna take a look at this list
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