Boston, MA (PressExposure) November 06, 2009 -- Windows 7 is here, bringing in the latest installment of Microsoftâs Windows Operating System. Faster and delivering greater functionality, with less excess than previous versions, Windows 7 has been introduced to a startlingly positive audience. But all excitement aside, the question of its compatibility with your computer is what's most important. Like previous installments of this operating system, successfully installing Windows 7 is dependent upon the present composition of your system. To show you what requirements your system meets, Microsoft has provided a helpful program that aids in highlighting what youâll need before attempting to upgrade to Windows 7. Called the Upgrade Advisor, this helper assesses your system, providing an overview that will leave you with a clearer picture of your computerâs compatibility.
You can download it here: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
After downloading the tool run it. You will be met with a welcome screen that prompts you to begin. Depending on the specifications of your system, the duration of the analysis varies, but it usually lasts just a few minutes. Upon conclusion of the analysis, Upgrade Advisor produces a report that lists those areas which must be addressed before proceeding with the upgrade.
Without running the Upgrade Advisor, you should know that the minimum requirements for Windows 7 are:
â¢ 1 Ghz CPU
â¢ 1 GB of RAM
â¢ 16 GB HDD Seeing how well itâs been received, itâs understandable that you could be leaning towards upgrading to Windows 7. Before doing so, you might want to run the Upgrade Advisor.