The Windows 7 Logo Program

If you are in the market for new hardware or software and you want to know it will work well with Windows 7, look for the Compatible with Windows 7 Logo.

Windows 7 Logo

Windows 7 Logo

What is The Compatible With Windows 7 Logo?

Helps customers make better purchase decisions by identifying products that work well with Windows 7 by having passed Microsoft designed tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7. In order to identify products that are for Windows 7 look for look for the Compatible with Windows 7 Logo on packaging and on retailer websites. Generic examples of such products include:

  • a digital camera will automatically transfer photos or a wireless router will easily be set up in minutes and you can add a wireless device to Windows 7 that has received the logo in seconds;
  • Software will install without worry and compatibility issues;
  •  Applications and drivers are signed so that you know the file has not been tampered with and can trust there is no malware or spyware.

Some facts about the Logo…

  • Products that receive the Logo are checked for common issues to minimize the number of crashes, hangs, and reboots experienced by the user;
  • To be granted the Logo, products are tested to work with all versions of Windows 7 including 64-bit. This is an important change since 64 bit systems are becoming more mainstream.;
  • There are already over 6000 products that have received the logo. You can see some of the partners who have already passed the logo tests at;

Note: “Compatible with Windows 7” is intended for applications and devices you purchase after you get a computer, which is why supporting 64-bit Windows 7 is a logo requirement. As part of the Windows 7 Logo Program for computers, there are separate requirements that ensure PC’s will have a great Windows 7 experience out of the box and can upgrade to any edition of Windows 7.

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