Simply download and install the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta and you can get a report if there are any compatibility issues with Windows 7 on your computer. Now you can test if your computer configuration can easily run Microsoft Windows 7?
Microsoft recently let users download Windows 7 Release candidate for free and get 1 year validity. Now before installing Windows 7, users can use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor – a free software that will examine your computers processor, memory, storage, graphics capabilities. It will then identify known compatibility issues with installed software and devices and provides tips on how to resolve those issues if possible.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tests using the Windows 7 system requirements
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) 1.0 or higher driver
Only PCs with Windows Vista can be upgraded to Windows 7. Remember Windows XP users are required to do a clean install of the Windows 7 RC as well as the final product. If you are running Windows XP and do not have .NET Framework 2.0 yet, you will be asked to download and install it.
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta (English only). Remember to plug in any USB devices, and external devices like printers, external hard drives, scanners that need to be tested.