Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    285,024
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 18, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    41
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"Good for a guide, but certainly not perfect."

November 18, 2012  |  By James Denison

 |  Version: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0

Pros

It identifies hardware the computer contains that might not work, because some of it will work anyway with some adjustment. For instance it said the Broadxent internal modem on older socket 462 mobo wouldn't work under Vista. True, to a point, the installation program wouldn't run since it realized Vista was not W2K. It did install the driver files and the modem work fine simply by right clking on the install file, choosing properties, then the compatibility tab, and setting to W2K, which was an NT system too. Install program ran fine then, loaded the driver files, and Vista had no problem running the old dialup modem. So, use it as a guide, not as the final word on what will or not run under Vista.

Cons

Doesn't determine if hardware it says won't run Vista will be able to do so using Compatibility Mode.

Summary

Like any tool, it's value is based on the ability of the user.

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1 stars

"Use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor instead"

May 15, 2011  |  By swordzmanp236

 |  Version: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0

Pros

None. Product is obsolete.

Cons

None. Product is obsolete.

Summary

After the release of Windows 7, Microsoft has discontinued the Vista Upgrade Advisor, and has as such severed the links to servers providing compatibility info for Vista. Hence, the product will install, but will run with an error.

The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will offer the same type of assessment as this product. While not all Vista machines are "officially" compatible with Win 7, the similarities between Vista and Win 7 are enough that 7's tool can be used as a Vista guide.

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2 stars

"Underwhelming."

January 29, 2010  |  By rdav

 |  Version: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor 1.0

Pros

Told me I needed more disk space.

Cons

No other significant information.

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General
Publisher Microsoft
Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/
Release Date January 18, 2007
Date Added January 18, 2007
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, Microsoft XML 6.0 Parser
Download Information
File Size 6.61MB
File Name WindowsVistaUpgradeAdvisor.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 285,024
Downloads Last Week 41
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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