Is Your Computer Ready for Windows 7? Check with this tool

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 ·

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a free utility that tells you if your Personnel Computer is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your Personnel Computer, checking internal components, external peripherals, and programs. It also offers upgrade suggestions, such as which drivers to swap, should you make the move to Windows 7.

After downloading and installing Upgrade Advisor, you'll see an opening screen that advises you to connect all of your external devices, such as hard disk, iPod , Music players, and so on:

The compatibility check took about 6 minutes and found a few potential issues. While the Gateway's processor, memory, and hard drive met Windows 7's minimum requirements (I expected this), Upgrade Advisor recommended that I download the latest driver for the Realtek Wireless 802.11b/g USB 2.0 network adapter before installing Win 7. It didn't find potential conflicts with any installed programs.

Upgrade Advisor runs on Windows Vista and Windows XP Service Pack 2.

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