This Microsoft freeware effectively points out potential problems before upgrading your system to Windows Vista, but adds a heavy dose of marketing. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor's interface is 10 percent program, and 90 percent advertisement for the operating system.
Implementing the check takes a single click, but is resource-intensive. Your system will grind as Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor checks your hardware and software. It isn't a fast check, but the program's marketing side offers Vista information to read while you wait. Eventually, a screen appears that lets you know if your system is ready for Vista, and which version would work best. The utility helpfully lists potential problems with your devices and programs. The program also details problems with upgrading to a different version of Vista than the one recommended.
Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is easy to use, causes no harm beyond a little system sluggishness during the evaluation, and offers helpful information to any user considering an upgrade to Windows Vista.
This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system and device compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.