Microsoft kills Windows Vista Compatibility Center
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 12:16:04 PM
This is not something odd; Windows Vista Compatibility Center was really great for finding out driver downloads - and especially I have encountered situations where even after searching the Web for hours there were no driver downloads available (especially common with some older Lexmark printers - not that older though, the Windows Vista compatible ones) ; while searching for the device in Windows Vista Compatibility Center would immediately give me the download link that I could then refer to the person asking for those device drivers at Microsoft Answers.
This time it was really shocking however.
Just went to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-vista/ and saw:
The page says that the Windows Vista Compatibility Center is no longer available and instead tries to convince users to upgrade to Windows 7.
It's a recent incident as the the last time I used Windows Vista Compatibility Center to help a user was on January 14, 2012. So this took place between mid-January to early February.