Following the fiasco that was the Windows Vista logo programme, Microsoft has revealed plans for its "Compatible with Windows 7" logo programme.

The company says it has made "a number of changes" to both the logo criteria and the process of being granted a logo and the process for manufacturers, which has been made cheaper.

Designed to help customers "make better purchase decisions by identifying products that have passed Microsoft designed tests for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7", some 6000 products are already stickered up and ready to go.

Microsoft says logo-ed products should experience minimal crashes, hangs, and reboots, and now testing includes all versions of Windows 7 including 64-bit.

Windows 7 is due for general release on 22 October. We will keep you posted with all the news as we head towards that date.