Microsoft Releases a Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

By  |  Friday, May 8, 2009 at 11:27 am

If you’re contemplating trying out the Windows 7 Release Candidate but are worried about system requirements and compatibility issues, check out the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor that Microsoft released in beta form today. It scans Windows XP and Windows Vista machines and responds with a report about whether their system specs are up to running Windows 7, along with whether any drivers or applications are likely to cause trouble. It also alerts Windows XP users to the fact that they can’t install 7 on top of XP and will have to do a fresh install.

After the jump, a few images of the Advisor in action:


Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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  1. Marc Says:

    All good here, ran it on my HP laptop as I expected stuff like my the quick launch buttons won’t work, and oddly SQL Sever 2005 Developer reported some issues. Apart from that no major issues. Think I’ll wait until it’s released, and I hope HP release new software. It’s quite useful being able to control the volume using the touch buttons.