Win 7 and Win 8 Upgrade Advisors fail
I am running XP SP3 on a system and am planning to upgrade because of the imminent loss of MS support.
I have dowloaded the Win8 Upgrade Advisor. It starts to inspect my system, telling me that it will take a few minutes, but it has taken all night and is still inspecting the system.
So I've just tried the Win 7 Upgrade Advisor. It has been running now for 30 mins, with no results.
My system appears to tick the boxes - Intel Core Duo E8400 3GHz, 3.2GB RAM - but I don't wish to buy and run a Win8 Upgrade-from-XP OS and find that it stalls for the same reason the Upgrade Assistants are stalling.
Can anyone help please?
Maybe I should cut my losses, stop wasting time on these useless Upgrade Assistants, and buy a full version of Win 8, and do a clean install - presumably there is a choice to formatting the HD in such a scenario.