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The Windows Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) is a compilation of computers and computer hardware that have been extensively tested with Windows for stability and compatibility. Microsoft Product Support Services uses the HCL to determine whether or not a computer is supported for use with the Windows operating system.
Before you install Windows on a computer, check the HCL to determine whether the computer is certified by Microsoft as Windows-compliant. The latest Windows HCL is available from the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspxNote To obtain the text file of the Windows 2000 HCL, click the following Microsoft FTP site:
Article ID: 131303 - Last Review: February 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.1