Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor Beta

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    As the public release of Beta 2 nears for Vista, (this week), those of you who haven't installed it yet may want to know if your current hardware is up to snuff. Microsoft has released an upgrade advisor, which will evaluate your current hardware to find out if your system is Vista capable. As a tip, it is recommended that you plug in all useable USB devices (such as printers, scanners, etc.) to find out if they are also up to par :)

    To Note - this software is in beta and is to be used at your own risk.

    Official Site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx

    Download Link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=65926&clcid=0x409

    MS has pulled the download from their main page, but the link referenced still comes from MS directly.
     
  2. Lawman82

    Lawman82 I see bad people

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    Mr. K, I ran the advisor and it stated, sorry you must use setup from window XP or Windows Vista, then stops download and request you to restart. I have to say that the first time I have ever seen this, little help please.
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Looks like my old laptop with its poor little 16MB Mobility Radeon 7500 won't be able to handle it. :D
    My desktop, on the other hand, is already running Vista 5365 like a dream.
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Amazingly, I passed. It was a little unsure about something called "nforce" but I am sure it will cope.
     
  5. GEN3RIC

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    Useless. It said my computer passed but when I run Vista I get the feeling I'm running Windows XP on a 600Mhz P3..lol.

    Yeah, I know..beta!
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    What did your system score on their hardware rating within Vista?

    I think the UAB only shows if your hardware meets the minimum requirements.
     
  7. GEN3RIC

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    True.it meets the requirements with exception to my sound card and RAID controller. I got a combined score of 3 in Vista's rating system.
     
  8. NetRyder

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    My system scored a "4" on 5365 and a "3" on Beta 2. Bugger.
     
  9. failurbydesign

    failurbydesign music MUSIC music Political User

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    it tells me to upgrade my video card cuz it doesnt support for pixel shader 2.0...Whats that??
     
  10. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    seems i need to upgade my radeon mobility 9000, not really a suprise though :p
     
  11. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Maybe the Upgrade Advisor Beta might need a bit of fine tuning.
    It reported my 11 partitions over 4 hard drives and 375 GB spare space, as short of disc space to load the operating system, other wise ok !
     
  12. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well it is in Beta, and your configuration is not common. Perhaps it didn't know how to interpret it?
     
  13. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Youre probably right !
     
  14. dz2k

    dz2k OSNN Junior Addict

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    it said the same thing for my friends dell cpu bought a yr and a half ago. that pixel shader 2.0 is used for the Aero glass stuff.
    my cpu is 'A' ok although i heard you have to buy another video card for directx10.