AUTOMATED COMPATIBILITY CHECKING FOR HARDWARE/SOFTWARE PURCHASES AT TIME OF PURCHASE

  • US 20080228503A1
  • Filed: 03/12/2007
  • Published: 09/18/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/12/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A pre-purchase method for determining computing item compatibility comprising:

  • storing configuration information associated with a computing system;

    detecting a for-sale item to be used with the computing system;

    determining a compatibility between the for-sale item and the configuration information; and

    notifying a potential purchaser of results of the determining step before completing a purchase of the for-sale item.

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