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Nov092008

Hardware that works on Vista, should work on Windows 7, Jon DeVaan

Microsoft is hoping for zero hardware install problems when Windows 7 finally hits the market, but is that really realistic when more than 10% of printer drivers for Vista are still failing to work properly?

Getting third-party hardware to work is, as Microsoft recognises, perhaps the most crucial factor in making Windows 7 a success. So it’s no surprise that it’s one of the chief topics of conversation at its annual WinHEC convention for hardware manufacturers in LA.

Jon DeVaan explained in his keynote: “For Windows 7, we have the tenet that if something works on Vista, it really should work on Windows 7.”

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