Posted by: Tony Bradley
compatibilty, devices, hardware, software, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows XP
Drum roll please…..we’re down to counting hours instead of days. Tomorrow Windows 7 will be upon us.
If you’re part of the 18.62% of users that are already running Windows Vista, making the switch to Windows 7 should be a breeze. If you are one of the nearly 3 out of 4 user’s that has clung stubbornly (and arguably wisely) to Windows XP, there is a chance your computer system is from the Clinton-era and may not cut it for Windows 7.
Thankfully, Microsoft has an app for that. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will scan your hardware, as well as the software you have installed and the devices attached to your system, and identify any known compatibility issues. It will also provide guidance on how to resolve identified issues, and make recommendations for what you should do before upgrading to Windows 7 in order to assure a satisfying Windows 7 upgrade experience.
Of course, if you bought your computer system before Al Qaeda became a household word, it may be time to go ahead and buy a new PC loaded with Windows 7 instead of upgrading.