How to check for compatibility before installing Windows 7?
Are you planning to install the Windows 7 operating system on your PC? Well, before you purchase the OS version and start the installation process, you should know if there is any compatibility issue with your PC and its installed applications. Compatibility issues can result in many of your software programs going into vain as they will not be functioning thereafter. There are several other issues that you may have to tackle including uninstalling and re-installing the compatibility versions of the software or in the remotest case, roll back to your previous version of OS, which also means wastage of money.
If you want to spare yourself the hassles of going through the above mentioned grind, you can choose to check for the compatibility before installing Windows 7 on your PC. Here are the steps that you can follow:
1. Open ‘Internet Explorer’ and then type ‘www.microsoft.com’ in the address bar.
2. Press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
3. Type 'Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor' in the search field and press ‘Enter’.
4. Click on the first link and then under ‘Quick Details’, click on ‘Download’.
5. Under ‘Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor’, click ‘Start Download’.
6. Click on ‘Run’ and wait for the completion of the process.
7. Click on ‘Run’ once again and then click on ‘Yes’ in the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Setup window.
8. Wait for the completion of the process.
9. Click ‘Next’ and then select the check box next to ‘I accept the terms of the License Agreement’.
10. Click on the ‘Install’ button and wait for the process to compete.
11. You will see a ‘Setup Complete’ screen; click on the ‘Finish’ button.
12. Select the check box next to ‘I accept the license terms’.
13. Click on ‘Install’ and the click on ‘Close’ to close the ‘Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor’ window.
14. Close the ‘Internet Explorer’ window.
15. Click ‘Start Check’ button on upgrade advisor window.
16. Wait for the completion of the process and let it specify the software and hardware components that might have compatibility issues with Windows 7.
17. Click ‘Close’.
Well, if you are not an advanced PC user, you may find referring to the above a tricky process. Don’t worry; we love to simply things for you. Check out the below provided solution video to capture the essence of the above mentioned steps in a much more comprehensive manner.
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