Is it compatible with Windows 8? Vote or find out at Windows 8 Compatibility Center

The newly launched Compatibility Center for Windows 8 Consumer Preview is the place where you can find out if your favorite software and devices are compatible with Windows 8. Not only that, it even allows you to vote and tell if a particular software or hardware device is working on Windows 8.

The software and devices have been conveniently categorized and you can easily browse or search through it to find out if a particular software or device is working on Windows 8.

Popular software have been classified under PC gaming, Communication & internet, Photo & video, Security, Business & home office, Music & MP3, Graphics & printing, System Utilities, Enterprise applications, Development tools, Hobbies & personal improvement and Kids & educational, whereas the Hardware and Devices have been categorized under Cameras & photo, Printers & scanners, MP3 & media players, TV devices, Communications devices, Mice, keyboards & input devices, Displays, Networking, Graphics cards & components, Biometrics and Storage devices.

The results are based on what users are saying.

So if you’d like to find out if a particular device or software is compatible with Windows 8, or if you’d like to have your say and tell others if it is compatible or not, head over to Windows 8 Consumer Preview Compatibility Center. Search for a particular product and once you find it, you can click on the Compatible or Not Compatible button to register your experience with that particular software or hardware device.

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