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MSDN Blogs: What Does it Mean to be Compatible with Windows 7?

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There are a number of terms thrown around in the world of app compat that are vaguely defined at best. Now, I’m not one to suggest that tedium is a good practice in general, but in some cases understanding the true technical definition of a term can lead to significant time savings when that definition is applied to a project.

Compatible is the most important one. What does it mean to call an application Compatible with Windows 7? (Some people refer to this as Windows 7 Compliant also.) I have found some significant variation in peoples’ understanding of this, and the wrong understanding can lead to you chasing unachievable goals.

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Written by jpaloma

December 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM

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