Microsoft is gearing up to release Windows 7. It could hit shelves as early as the end of the year.
Many people choose not to upgrade their computers. Instead, they buy a machine running the new operating system.
But, things might be different with Windows 7. In this economy, who wants to buy a new computer? Upgrading your current machine is much more economical.
Fortunately, the requirements for Windows 7 are similar to Vista’s. But you’ll want to double-check your machine’s capabilities. Do this before you even think about installing Windows 7. Otherwise, you could encounter big headaches.
You could go poking around to find your computer’s specifications. Or, you could take the easy route: Microsoft has released a Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
The Upgrade Advisor scans your computer. It lets you know if the hardware supports Windows 7. It also checks the compatibility of software and gadgets.
If problems are encountered, don’t worry. The Advisor offers guidance in getting your machine ready for Windows 7!