Desktop Software Operating Systems Microsoft Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Microsoft Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0.0.918 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (64 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.6 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 46,318
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Publisher's Description

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is a small application that you can run on your current Windows XP-based computer to find out if it's ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista. When you run the Upgrade Advisor, it will scan your computer and generate an easy-to-understand report of any known system and device compatibility issues, along with recommendations on how you can get your PC ready for Windows Vista. Microsoft plans to add functionality to Upgrade Advisor, such as checking how your software applications will run with Windows Vista. Download the beta version today and check this site in a few months for a new version.

Latest Reviews

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 31, 2007

There seems to be some confusion:

Microsoft is releasing new versions because they are adding hardware to the list. It seems people just keep making new products...

However:

Vista has blocked support for EAX. This is a high profile change which has created a lot of waves. Microsoft says my Creative Audigy 2 card will work fine which isn't quite true, it will play degraded sound quality unless you find a software workaround (more info at Creative site). I feel Microsoft has intentionally downplayed this for fear of not selling copies of Vista, but doesn't this sort of defeat the purpose of this program?

godzila

godzila reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 21, 2007

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 21, 2007

People still use Zone Alarm???

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 20, 2007

Works. I still can't believe the list I see for Vista Basic compared to the others. Takes balls to sell that. Anyway it told me nothing new from last time i tried this. Upgrade video card, upgrade audio. I'm surprised it didn't complain about the fact that I have only 1 gb of ram.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 20, 2007

Hilarious that they have revised so many versions of this program. Vista's been out over a year. Ya think Microsoft is concened?

TechNoWeb

TechNoWeb reviewed v1.0.0.628 on Feb 20, 2007

it works is about all i can say i am running vista on drive d and xp pro on C it looked at my pc and it said i could run vista "all ready knew that" but i wanted to know about the programs and they have not changed it taker zonealarm if you do an upgrade with zonealarm installed disabled but installed it will hose your system and all it said was it might give you some problems yea right i used the vista loophole to install a clean copy of vista anyways i don't upgrade your just moveing all your old problems to a new os.

it needs work so i gave it a 3

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.54 on Sep 6, 2006

Nice, but it wrongly reported my computer could not run Vista. It only scanned my XP drive and concluded my 7gb free was not enough to install Vista, while ignoring the 70gb free drive I actually plan to install the Vista RC on.

[Edit: That winsat aurora thing is nice, heh. They probably intended to use it as a progress thing while it scanned your computer, and later decided to just do scans while the user inputs the data on how they plan to use Windows.]

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.54 on Sep 6, 2006

surprise surprise, it said my 4 year old system, otherwise doing it's job fine for 4 years with little complaint, sucks.

asellus

asellus reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 21, 2006

Just ran "winstat.exe aurora" today.

The result is enough to give it 5 stars.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

Well it looks loke its real funcrion is for marketing and not really a tool for consumers. As far as drivers go according to this my AC97 sound may be screwed as well as bluetooth but by God my webcam will work.....March on MS. Pleasseee

Avg. Rating 3.6 (64 votes)
Your Rating
photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 31, 2007

There seems to be some confusion:

Microsoft is releasing new versions because they are adding hardware to the list. It seems people just keep making new products...

However:

Vista has blocked support for EAX. This is a high profile change which has created a lot of waves. Microsoft says my Creative Audigy 2 card will work fine which isn't quite true, it will play degraded sound quality unless you find a software workaround (more info at Creative site). I feel Microsoft has intentionally downplayed this for fear of not selling copies of Vista, but doesn't this sort of defeat the purpose of this program?

godzila

godzila reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 21, 2007

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 21, 2007

People still use Zone Alarm???

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 20, 2007

Works. I still can't believe the list I see for Vista Basic compared to the others. Takes balls to sell that. Anyway it told me nothing new from last time i tried this. Upgrade video card, upgrade audio. I'm surprised it didn't complain about the fact that I have only 1 gb of ram.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.0.918 on Dec 20, 2007

Hilarious that they have revised so many versions of this program. Vista's been out over a year. Ya think Microsoft is concened?

TechNoWeb

TechNoWeb reviewed v1.0.0.628 on Feb 20, 2007

it works is about all i can say i am running vista on drive d and xp pro on C it looked at my pc and it said i could run vista "all ready knew that" but i wanted to know about the programs and they have not changed it taker zonealarm if you do an upgrade with zonealarm installed disabled but installed it will hose your system and all it said was it might give you some problems yea right i used the vista loophole to install a clean copy of vista anyways i don't upgrade your just moveing all your old problems to a new os.

it needs work so i gave it a 3

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.54 on Sep 6, 2006

Nice, but it wrongly reported my computer could not run Vista. It only scanned my XP drive and concluded my 7gb free was not enough to install Vista, while ignoring the 70gb free drive I actually plan to install the Vista RC on.

[Edit: That winsat aurora thing is nice, heh. They probably intended to use it as a progress thing while it scanned your computer, and later decided to just do scans while the user inputs the data on how they plan to use Windows.]

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.54 on Sep 6, 2006

surprise surprise, it said my 4 year old system, otherwise doing it's job fine for 4 years with little complaint, sucks.

asellus

asellus reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 21, 2006

Just ran "winstat.exe aurora" today.

The result is enough to give it 5 stars.

tannman1

tannman1 reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

Well it looks loke its real funcrion is for marketing and not really a tool for consumers. As far as drivers go according to this my AC97 sound may be screwed as well as bluetooth but by God my webcam will work.....March on MS. Pleasseee

necommunications

necommunications reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

I do not see the problem with this tool.

I have used the latest build of Vista Ultimate and am very impressed. It ran fine on one of my machines which is 3 years old.

-Dual Athlon MP 2400+
- 40GB HD
- 1.5GB RAM
- 256MB Radeon

I am aware that most users may not have a GB of RAM but the upgrade problem happens with every release of a new operating system Including Linux and OSX and others.

Of course you can't expect to put the latest OS on your machine and expect it to run perfectly!

There will always be a gap of a few years while hardware catches up.

Get real, I would bet a large sum of money that everyone who is using 2K/XP/9x now will be Microsoft bashing using WIndows Vista in a few years time.

A number of your "reviews" may have been different if you had taken the time to read the documentation on the product home page:

http://www.microsoft.com...upgradeadvisor/faq.mspx

l0cks

l0cks reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

One word : LAME

You need WinXP to run this software. So I would need to buy XP now just to know if my PC can take Vista or not. How sweet !

Way to go Microsoft !

paulm

paulm reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

Said some of my motherboard drivers may be an issue. Well I hope Vista will have these basic drivers support for a 2+ year old Gigabyte P4 Mobo (GA8IPE1000 Pro2)with 2.8 proc. Apart form that, I may have to upgrade my Leadtek GF4 4200Ti Graphics card, for full aero support, because it isn't capable of the pixel shader 2.0 thinggy or whatever it's called? I usually turn off menu animations and fades etc so should be fine if I can switch off a bit of the OSX inspired eye candy.

What the heck is wrong with .net framework. It's just a 20+ MB install. Shouldn't be an issue. If it is then you should stick to Win95.

Kylde

Kylde reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

.net framework required, no thanks :)

neverlander

neverlander reviewed vBeta 1 Release Build 1.0.0.18 on May 19, 2006

That piece of s*** has detected my Pentium 2.8 GHz as 0.00Hz CPU. So my PC ain't fast enough to run Vista.
I'm afraid, the software from such a vendor ain't good enough for my PC, sorry, Billy.
I'd rather migrate to Linux.

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