Video:How to Check for Windows Vista Readinesswith Don Schechter
It's easier than you may think to check to see if you're using a Windows Vista compatible PC. Follow these steps to determine whether or not your PC is Vista compatible and you may soon be using a different operating system.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Check for Windows Vista ReadinessHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I'll show you how to check to see if your PC is ready for Windows Vista.
Checking to See if a PC is Vista CompatibleDownload Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor:
- Type 'www.microsoft.com' into your Internet browser
- Click 'Downloads and Trials' on Microsoft's main page
- Click on 'Download Center'
- Search for and click on the link that says 'Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor'
- Choose your internet connection and CLICK download.
- Save file and OPEN it*
- Follow instructions to install program
Tips for Determining Windows Vista ReadinessIf your download manager window does not open, look for the file where your downloads automatically get saved. Very often it is set to your desktop. If you get a pop-up warning that asks if you sure you want to launch it, click ‘OK'.
- OPEN Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor
- PLUG in any devices that you regularly use with your computer (printer, scanners, etc.)
- CLICK Start Scan.
- CLICK on buttons on the bottom to see the differences between each version of vista.
- CLICK ‘see details' when scan finishes
- CLICK on any links for a browser will appear with more information about the service
- CLICK ‘see details under system requirements' to get a detailed report.
- CLICK ‘Devices and Programs' tabs to see if there is any other compatibility issues
- CLICK Task List for a summary and recommendations
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