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Article ID: 131303 - Last Review: February 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.1

This article was previously published under Q131303
For a Microsoft Windows XP version of this article, see 314062  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314062/ ) .

SUMMARY

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.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx)
Note To obtain the text file of the Windows 2000 HCL, click the following Microsoft FTP site:
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/whql/hcl/win2000hcl.txt (ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/services/whql/hcl/win2000hcl.txt)

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 3.51
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0a
  • Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5
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