Windows Compatibility: Making the Transition Easy for Your Business

Windows 8 has now been released for several months and the push for it will only continue. Many users, maybe including yourself, want to continue working with Windows 7. There are a variety of reasons that users would want to stay with Windows 7. Maybe this is what they having been working with for the past few years and want to continue. It could also be that the software used is not compatible with Windows 8 just yet. Regardless of the operating system you choose, here are a few things that you need to do: 1. Call your software providers.

Whether you choose to upgrade to Windows 8 or to stay with Windows 7, you need to make certain that the software you use to run your business will continue compatibility with the operating system you choose.

If your business uses industry specific software, call your software providers and ask if they will continue supporting Windows 7. If you plan to upgrade to Windows 8 at any point, you must also ask if the software is or will be able to work on the Windows 8 platform.

2. Check with Windows Compatibility Center.

With so many options with Microsoft products themselves, use Windows Compatibility Center check for compatibility. This gives options to choose which software you are currently using and if it is and will continue to be compatible with your current operating system.

3. Update As Needed.

After calling your software providers and checking for compatibility, you may or may not need updates to software and your operating system. In the long run, this will save your business time and money if you proactively make these changes.

Posted on March 1, 2013 and filed under IT, tech.