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Just released: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta (Overview & Download)

Overview

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC’s system, programs and devices to check if it’s able to run Windows 7. After a few minutes, the report will let you know if your PC meets the system requirements, if there are any known compatibility issues with your programs and devices, and will also provide guidance on your upgrade options to Windows 7.

System Requirements

– Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
– .NET 2.0 Framework or higher if running on Windows XP

Beta Release Notes

– The upgrade paths are currently not given for N, K, and KN editions of Windows.
– Any language packs you have installed on your PC will have to be reinstalled after upgrading to Windows 7.
– If you’re running Upgrade Advisor inside Virtual PC or Remote Desktop, Windows Aero capability may not be detected properly.

Remarks Windows Client Communications Team

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor examines a PC’s processor, memory, storage, and graphics capabilities, identifies known compatibility issues with installed software and devices and finally provides guidance on how to resolve those issues if possible. Please also note: Windows XP users are required to do a clean install of the Windows 7 RC as well as the final product. Only PCs with Windows Vista can be upgraded to Windows 7.

The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor measures a PC’s ability to upgrade to Windows 7 based on the following final system requirements for Windows 7: 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor; 1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit); 16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit); DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) 1.0 or higher driver.

Download the Upgrade Advisor: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1b544e90-7659-4bd9-9e51-2497c146af15

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May 8, 2009 - Posted by | Downloads, News | , , , ,

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