Before you begin
Before you run
the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB devices or other devices
such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners that are regularly
used with the PC you're evaluating.
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor works with 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Make sure your computer is ready for the edition of Windows
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor will help you to determine if your
Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista. You can also use the Upgrade
Advisor to determine if your Windows Vista-based PC is ready for an
upgrade to a more powerful edition of windows vista.
This small software tool will
scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known
system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to
resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you to choose the edition of
Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.
Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.
Windows Vista additional info..
Aero, Windows Flip 3D navigation, Scheduled and Network Backup, Windows
Meeting Space, and Tablet Technology are available in Windows Vista
Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Ultimate.
BitLocker Drive Encryption and Complete PC Backup and Restore are
available in Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate.
all Windows Vista features will be available for use on all Windows
Vista Capable PCs. All Windows Vista Capable PCs upgraded to Windows
Vista will be able to run the core experiences of Windows Vista, such as
innovations in organizing and finding information, security, and
reliability. Some features—such as the new Windows Aero user
interface—available in certain editions of Windows Vista require
advanced or additional hardware.
Join, Group Policy support, Windows Fax and Scan, Encrypting File
System (EFS), Shadow Copy, Corporate Roaming, Offline Files and Folders,
and Remote Desktop are available in Windows Vista Business and Windows
Windows Vista games, such as Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans, Purble
Place, and Inkball, are available in Windows Vista Home Premium and
Windows Vista Ultimate.
I. Internet service provider subscription or other service fees may apply.
is available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista
Ultimate. TV playback and recording features require an integrated or
external USB TV tuner. Supports up to two TV tuners in all supported
regions subject to Windows Vista compatibility with local TV standards;
additional DTV/HDTV tuner support is available in the
with compatible hardware. To enjoy all the benefits of
, Internet access is recommended; for some features, such as the
Microsoft Electronic Programming Guide, it is required. Internet
service provider subscription or other service fees may apply. Microsoft
Electronic Programming Guide is not available in all regions or
countries. DVD burning, TV features, and remote control support may vary
by manufacturer and/or require additional purchases. Support for the
Media Center Extender or Xbox 360 will require a wired or wireless home
network and additional compatible networking equipment.
N. Additional compatible networking equipment may be required to set up or access a wired or wireless home network.
O. Some Windows Live OneCare services are not available in all markets. See the Windows Live OneCare website for complete details and offer availability.
P. PC-to-phone calling is a pay service provided by third-party web calling provider, where available.
S. Scheduled and Network Backup is available in Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, and Windows Vista Ultimate.
DVD Maker, HD support for Windows Movie Maker, Chess Titans, and
Mahjong Titans are available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows
V. Requires a microphone and speakers or headset (webcam and broadband connection for video).