Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Checking compatibility Windows 7 It looks like many people have problems updating from Vista to Windows 7.
Some people who tried to upgrade even encountered some serious reboot loops (caused by a broken update installation).

I always recommend a fresh and clean install to my friends, because that is simply the best way, although it involves more work.
Luckily, Microsoft is acting fast and updated the “Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor” for Windows XP/Windows Vista. This tool checks if your system is ready for Windows 7.

Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

You can download the upgrade advisor from Microsoft.com: Download Upgrade Advisor (XP/Vista)

The Upgrade Advisor scans your hardware to see if it can run Windows 7 without problems. This can come in handy, but use it with caution! This tool might come up with some false positives.

Windows Compatibility Center

Then there’s the so called Windows 7 Compatibility Center:

Windows 7 Compatibility Center

Visit Compatibility Center

This website allows you to check software and hardware to see if it’s compatible with Windows 7. The database includes thousands of entries, you can even select a system type and check for x64 entries only. Aside from that you will find plenty of links to drivers and software for your hardware.

Published: Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Last Modified: November 2, 2009