How can I find out if my current computer hardware will be compatible with the upcoming Windows Vista system?
Windows Vista, the latest Microsoft PC operating system, is expected to be available as an upgrade for consumers in January and will include many new features and improved security.
Five different editions of Vista are planned, each designed for different home or business computing situations.
But with new operating systems come potential hardware and software conflicts, because device drivers and programs written for one version of Windows may not work on another version of the operating system. Device drivers are little bits of software that tell the operating system how to work with the computer's hardware.