If you’re having trouble with programs or devices, we’ve got you covered. The information below will help you solve compatibility problems with step-by-step instructions.
Visit the Windows 7 Compatibility Center to research how to make your existing programs (or programs you plan to buy) compatible with Windows 7.
Windows 7 Compatibility Center
The following resources can help you with installation problems:
Installing programs frequently asked questions
The following steps can help you with programs that aren't working properly:
Step 1: Find software updates from the program manufacturer.
Step 2: Try re-installing the program by following the steps in Install a program.
Step 3: Follow the steps in
Make older programs run in this version of Windows.
Step 4: Try running the program using Windows XP Mode. Get more information in
Install and use Windows XP Mode.
Visit the Windows 7 Compatibility Center to research how to make your existing devices (or devices you plan to buy) compatible with Windows 7.
The following resources can help you with device installation problems:
Installing new hardware: recommended links
What to do when a device isn't installed properly
Install, view, and manage your devices and printers
The following resources can help you with devices that aren't working properly:
Tips for fixing common driver problems
Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware
Understanding hardware and software for 64-bit versions of Windows
Open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter
Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter