Do you want to upgrade XP to windows 7? or you are are on Vista and you want to upgrade Vista to Windows? Download Windows 7 upgrade installation advisor and find, if any, potential compatibility problems with your computer’s hardware, devices, or programs that might affect XP to Windows 7 or vista to Windows 7 upgrade installation.
How to download and install Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
- Go to the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor web page here
- Click the button Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor found towards the bottom of the web page.
- It will lead you to the “Download page”. Click Download against file labeled “Windows7UpgradeAdvisorSetup.exe”, and save the installation file to your PC.
- Next, double-click the installation file to install it. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor requires .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed on your PC. If this isn’t installed on the PC, the installation wizard will prompt you to install it and you can follow the sub steps below. If you’re not prompted to install .NET 2.0, you can skip the next 4 steps below.
- 1. Click Yes.
- 2. Click Next.
- 3. If you agree to the license terms of .NET framework, click Install.
- 4. Click Finish.
- Next, agree to the license terms of Windows 7 Upgrade Installation Advisor, click Install.
- Finally, Click Close. If you see a pre-selected check box for running the tool after installation, clicking Close will run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
How to run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor?
If Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor isn’t already running, double-click the shortcut to Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on the desktop.
- 1. In the security warning dialog box, click Yes.
- 2. Click the button Start check. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will scan your PC’s hardware, devices, and installed software. This might take a few minutes. When finished, it will provide you with a compatibility report that you can print or save for your reference.
- 3. Read the report carefully, and make note of any issues detected by the Upgrade Advisor. You may also note the recommended steps to fix the reported issues.
- 4. If you want to save the report and refer to it later, click Save Report, give it a name, and then click Save.
- 5. Finally, click the Close button.
That is all! It is recommended to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor again, after taking any corrective action as suggested in the list of recommendations or making any changes to the PC’s hardware, devices, or any installed software, before upgrading to Windows 7. It is also recommended to save the updated report for every run of Windows 7 upgrade advisor.
If you want to know more about Windows 7, download the free Windows 7 book from Microsoft.