Last Updated on April 20, 2020

Windows Vista has finally been released. Many of us are curious to try it, but I’m sure that most of us don’t consider buying a new computer with this occasion. Do you want to know if your old PC is compatible with Vista? Microsoft offers a simple and way to do it: “Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor”.

What does “Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor” do?

The Upgrade Advisor scans your computer’s hardware and software components, generating a report, showing you which components can cause you problems when upgrading to Windows Vista. In order to run the program, you need an Internet connection (as the program is small, the connection’s speed doesn’t matter). Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, make sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC, as the program evaluates their compatibility, too.

I tested my computer and now I know it is compatible (although I did not decide to go for the upgrade yet). Is your computer ready for Windows Vista, too?