Post the release of Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), XP and Vista users are finding that Windows 7 is the future. It’s time to move on from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7. Though Windows 7 RTM should be released by this October, you can safely move from XP or Vista to recently released Windows 7 RC.
The first thing we think prior the install of a new operating system is its compatibility with our system hardware. You can check Windows 7 system requirements to check the hardware requirements. Recently, Microsoft even released Windows 7 upgrade advisor beta that helps you check your system compatibility with Windows 7.
The program is simple to use. Just download, install and run the program to know the result.
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.
Note that you need to have installed .NET 2.0 Framework or higher on your XP to run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (if not, you will asked to download and install it). Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor supports Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 2 only.