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    Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

    Be aware that 'Vista ready' may not mean it will run all versions of Vista. See Microsoft: Set your systems for Vista | CNET News.com for more information.

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    Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

    I wasn't sure if this is the right forum to post this in, but it is an application. <IMG SRC=http://www.the-highway.com/Smileys/evilgrin.gif> I ran this on my 5+ year old machine and it passed with flying colors. There were some questionable drivers, however, e.g., for USB, CanoScan LIDE 500F scanner, Creative sound card, and a few others. Most likely, the manufacturers of these devices will have updated drivers for these to be Vista compatible. But all my hardware is "Vista ready"! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is a small beta application that you can run on your current Windows XP-based computer to find out if it's ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista. When you run the Upgrade Advisor, it will scan your computer and generate an easy-to-understand report of any known system and device compatibility issues, along with recommendations on how you can get your PC ready for Windows Vista. Microsoft plans to add functionality to Upgrade Advisor, such as checking how your software applications will run with Windows Vista. Download the beta version today and check this site in a few months for a new version.

    See here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getr...or/default.mspx

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    Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

    True enough! But the "Advisor" does let you know what version your system is compatible with. For example, my result said my system is compatible to run the "Business" version according to the items I checked off that I wanted the O/S to be able to do, etc. Hey, just run the "Advisor" and you'll see for yourself. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

    I'll try it sometime. Whatever MS says about requirements you probably ought to double to be able to do anything worthwhile.

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    Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

    Joe

    It's a bit worrying, therefore, that the minimum memory is given as 512 MB, and the recommended as 1 GB! Does that mean that it will play nicely in 2 GB?

    There will be the usual trauma about "where have they hidden <insert name of feature> this time round?"! Fortunately what with it being put back, we won't see Vista for years and years!

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    Re: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

    Jeff,
    Current status of this download is "unavailable", per the MS site. Please check back later?
    I assume the beta is going to Beta 2?
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