System Utilities Resource Monitors Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor 2.0.4000.0 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (32 votes)

File Details

File Size 8.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,398
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Publisher's Description

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC to see if it's ready for Windows 7, and tells you about any known compatibility issues.

Latest Reviews

dougau

dougau reviewed v2.0.4000.0 on Nov 25, 2009

Upgrade Advisor (or Adviser) whatever it is for the 64 bit version of Win7, said the Dell 350 bluetooth radio in my Inspiron E1505 was good to go, and no drivers (Vista or Win 7) are available so it doesn't work. It also didn't tell me my memory card reader (also built into the Inspiron wouldn't work. I still am going to keep Windows 7 installed on my laptop but will have to give the upgrade a 1 for not catching these problems.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.0.4000.0 on Nov 25, 2009

This software said my system would run windows 7
then I formated my hard drive and windows 7 would not install
it just gave me a BSOD...... but XP ran just fine and it is a quad core with 2 gigs ram..... windows 7 is in my trash can now

spiked

spiked reviewed v2.0 on Oct 21, 2009

Works and does what it should. Mac OS X also has an "Advisor." His name is Steve Jobs, and his advice is always that you need to buy a new Mac and new applications. Sure, maybe [Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, ...] and your "ancient" 3-year-old apps will run on your existing Mac, but Apple decided to abandon [Motorola 68000 series CPU architecture, PowerPC architecture, entire Mac OS "Classic" code base, SCSI, Firewire] and you're lucky if Apple gives you just enough backward compatibility to last until your credit card can be charged for all new stuff. Absolute NO software (not a single tiny program) which shipped for the Macintosh in 1985 will run as-is on Snow Leopard. No Advisor needed because the answer is NO, nada, zero, zilch. Meanwhile, Windows 7 will actually run some of the programs which shipped on the PC-DOS version 1 floppy diskette in 1981...totally as-is (no recompile, running as native x86).

jmcwb

jmcwb reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 14, 2009

I downloaded the "advisor" and installed it on my Vista Home Premium machine, When I tried to run it the first dialog box come up but when I click the start button, nothing happens. I installed it on my old XP laptop and it runs just fine. I'm giving it a one rating since it didn't run on my main vista box.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 11, 2009

This software told me my system would run windows 7 very well, with a few software issues, no hardware issues at all. I run windows XP MCE and it kind of surprised me. Needless to say I am pleased with the results. I am going to upgrade to windows 7 when final build is made. I never did install Vista and I am glad I did not waste the money on it now...

molumen

molumen reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 10, 2009

The tool is OK, but does it REALLY need to install itself? They could have created a portable application since it is used only ONE time by 99.9 of the users and uninstalled in about a minute after its first (and last) use...

JCookes

JCookes reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

Since it's a Microsoft "Advisor" I'm pretty sure my system will be decent enough to get Windows 7 (doh).................

catchpole

catchpole reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

lotsa Linux/Mac trolls out there i see...

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

We went through this with Vista and now we have it again with a system that is supposed to take less resources.

Windows 7 RC runs like a champ in my old eMachine that had xp.

If you can run Vista, you can run Win 7 far as I can tell.

Angry CPU

Angry CPU reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

sst? Windows PE, hope this helps.

http://technet.microsoft...s/library/cc766093.aspx

Avg. Rating 3.3 (32 votes)
Your Rating
dougau

dougau reviewed v2.0.4000.0 on Nov 25, 2009

Upgrade Advisor (or Adviser) whatever it is for the 64 bit version of Win7, said the Dell 350 bluetooth radio in my Inspiron E1505 was good to go, and no drivers (Vista or Win 7) are available so it doesn't work. It also didn't tell me my memory card reader (also built into the Inspiron wouldn't work. I still am going to keep Windows 7 installed on my laptop but will have to give the upgrade a 1 for not catching these problems.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.0.4000.0 on Nov 25, 2009

This software said my system would run windows 7
then I formated my hard drive and windows 7 would not install
it just gave me a BSOD...... but XP ran just fine and it is a quad core with 2 gigs ram..... windows 7 is in my trash can now

spiked

spiked reviewed v2.0 on Oct 21, 2009

Works and does what it should. Mac OS X also has an "Advisor." His name is Steve Jobs, and his advice is always that you need to buy a new Mac and new applications. Sure, maybe [Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, ...] and your "ancient" 3-year-old apps will run on your existing Mac, but Apple decided to abandon [Motorola 68000 series CPU architecture, PowerPC architecture, entire Mac OS "Classic" code base, SCSI, Firewire] and you're lucky if Apple gives you just enough backward compatibility to last until your credit card can be charged for all new stuff. Absolute NO software (not a single tiny program) which shipped for the Macintosh in 1985 will run as-is on Snow Leopard. No Advisor needed because the answer is NO, nada, zero, zilch. Meanwhile, Windows 7 will actually run some of the programs which shipped on the PC-DOS version 1 floppy diskette in 1981...totally as-is (no recompile, running as native x86).

jmcwb

jmcwb reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 14, 2009

I downloaded the "advisor" and installed it on my Vista Home Premium machine, When I tried to run it the first dialog box come up but when I click the start button, nothing happens. I installed it on my old XP laptop and it runs just fine. I'm giving it a one rating since it didn't run on my main vista box.

LakotaElf

LakotaElf reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 11, 2009

This software told me my system would run windows 7 very well, with a few software issues, no hardware issues at all. I run windows XP MCE and it kind of surprised me. Needless to say I am pleased with the results. I am going to upgrade to windows 7 when final build is made. I never did install Vista and I am glad I did not waste the money on it now...

molumen

molumen reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 10, 2009

The tool is OK, but does it REALLY need to install itself? They could have created a portable application since it is used only ONE time by 99.9 of the users and uninstalled in about a minute after its first (and last) use...

JCookes

JCookes reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

Since it's a Microsoft "Advisor" I'm pretty sure my system will be decent enough to get Windows 7 (doh).................

catchpole

catchpole reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

lotsa Linux/Mac trolls out there i see...

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

We went through this with Vista and now we have it again with a system that is supposed to take less resources.

Windows 7 RC runs like a champ in my old eMachine that had xp.

If you can run Vista, you can run Win 7 far as I can tell.

Angry CPU

Angry CPU reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

sst? Windows PE, hope this helps.

http://technet.microsoft...s/library/cc766093.aspx

sst

sst reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

What would be more useful is a bootable live disk.
After the VistaCompatable debacle, a method of checking a computer without loading software would be best. Go to the store, ignore sales marketing, install USB drive, reboot, and read results.

lang999

lang999 reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

No it just says what hardware and software are compaile with win7.
And ms wants everything to be digtaly signed, If its old or small company they often dosent want to pay for that to make a hardware or app to be signed with windows. Do it most likley will work anyway :)
Else crappy program a program like this shouldent need to be installed.

NunjaBusiness

NunjaBusiness reviewed v1.0 Beta on May 8, 2009

What they say you need to run it and what you can ACTUALLY run it on are very different. I installed and run the RC on a PIII-800 with 512 MB of RAM.

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