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    Compatibility Checker

    Hello Gang

    Happy New year to all. Microsoft has a compatibility checker for Windows XP I am wondering, does one exist for Windows 2000? If so where to obtain it from?

    TIA

    Wassim
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    Re: Compatibility Checker

    Yes, there is/was one for Win 2000, but I found it to be not at all useful.

    It mostly picked out Win 98 software that would would not work properly in Win 2000.
    Duh!

    Most of that software was not even needed in Win 2000 because Win 2000 includes the necessary drivers for most devices AND some apps have to be upgraded to later versions for Win 2000 anyway.

    It's easier to check the HCL (no, not hydrochloric acid, the hardware compatabiliy list) and the software compatability list.

    In some cases, Win 2000 might not recorgnzie, or properly install, specific hardware during the installation process. In many cases, this can be remedied once Win 2000 is installed by removing th edevices in device manager and rebooting to let win 2000 find the hardware. I pnly ran into this problem for a sound card, but it can happen for other devices, including modems.

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    Re: Compatibility Checker

    Checkout <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/howtobuy/upgrading/compat/default.asp>http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/serve...pat/default.asp</A>.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Compatibility Checker

    Chris

    Thanks a lot, this is the next best thing. The first best thing is a downloadable file that I can take with me and check a couple PCs at a time. But this URL works OK.

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