Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor BETA

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is a small beta application that you can
run on your current Windows XP-based computer to find out if it's ready for
an upgrade to Windows Vista. When you run the Upgrade Advisor, it will scan
your computer and generate an easy-to-understand report of any known system
and device compatibility issues, along with recommendations on how you can
get your PC ready for Windows Vista. Microsoft plans to add functionality to
Upgrade Advisor, such as checking how your software applications will run
with Windows Vista. Download the beta version today and check this site in a
few months for a new version.

Before You Begin
Before you begin the process of finding out if your PC is ready for Windows
Vista, please be 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 you're evaluating.

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

Yeh just writing an article on this :blush:) I'll post on VistaBase as soon as I
can.

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Andre Da Costa said:
The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is a small beta application that you can
run on your current Windows XP-based computer to find out if it's ready for
an upgrade to Windows Vista. When you run the Upgrade Advisor, it will scan
your computer and generate an easy-to-understand report of any known system
and device compatibility issues, along with recommendations on how you can
get your PC ready for Windows Vista. Microsoft plans to add functionality to
Upgrade Advisor, such as checking how your software applications will run
with Windows Vista. Download the beta version today and check this site in a
few months for a new version.

Which is fine... however, the Upgrade Advisor does not run on Windows XP
Professional x64 edition. I would like to believe that this was an oversight
on the part of the development team, but considering the kind of system that
I'm already running WinXP x64 on, I doubt that the Upgrade Advisor wouldn't
already recognize that I have a system that's capable of running Vista.
Whether I'm willing to move to Vista from an already proven stable platform
is another aspect to consider here.
 
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Peter Foldes

And it will not run on W2K3 Server SP1 either

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Zack Whittaker

http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/system/upgradetool
There we go - up and ready :blush:)

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that up!

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And it will not run on W2K3 Server SP1 either

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Jeff

Andre,
Thanks to you guys;I ran the upgrade advisor. Guess what?? ALL SET
FOR ULTIMATE!!!!! :) It even said it reccommends Ultimate!!!! YEAY!!!!!
:) :)!!!!!
Jeff
 
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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Its very simple, either launch setup from within Windows XP and select the
dedicated partition and let Vista do the rest. You can also boot from the
DVD and follow the same procedure, although you might be required to load
drivers for your storage device, but you can use the Shift + F10 command,
use diskpart to create a dedicated partition and install Vista.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Andre.

You might want to remind Jeff that if he launches Vista Setup from within
WinXP, Vista will "inherit" the drive letters he is using in WinXP. (He can
set those in WinXP's Disk Management if he hasn't already.)

If he boots from the DVD to run Setup, then Vista will probably assign the
letter C: to the volume where he says to install Vista. Maybe that's what
he wants, but many users have been confused by the fact that Vista is now on
C: and what they've always known as C: is now D: - or something else - but
only when they are running Vista, not when they are running WinXP. All this
doesn't confuse the computer, but it discombobulates some humans!

RC
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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Thank you RC for the additional information, I think this is also set as a
by design on one of my reports about the issue. Just one of the
idiosyncracies you have to get use to in Vista I guess.
 
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Jeff

Gentlemen,
Over and above me. Spent the last ten years troubleshooting
one of the largest networks in the world-ATT. Know all ya want about data
transfer;fiber optics;transport;Cisco,Futjitsu, Switch LAN
extensions,protocols;Applied Innovations;tcpip;osi;svc's pvc's etc. but; My
laptop is a mystery to me!!!! Never owned a pc till 2 yrs ago!! So this
part-Vista;XP o.s. in and outs is all new to me. Just to get things to run
right is taxing my brain;so I'll definitely have myriads of questions!!!!
LOL

Jeff
 
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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Looking forward to them, I am sure Zack is too. :)
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Jeff said:
Gentlemen,
Over and above me. Spent the last ten years troubleshooting
one of the largest networks in the world-ATT. Know all ya want about data
transfer;fiber optics;transport;Cisco,Futjitsu, Switch LAN
extensions,protocols;Applied Innovations;tcpip;osi;svc's pvc's etc. but;
My laptop is a mystery to me!!!! Never owned a pc till 2 yrs ago!! So this
part-Vista;XP o.s. in and outs is all new to me. Just to get things to run
right is taxing my brain;so I'll definitely have myriads of questions!!!!
LOL

Jeff
 
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Zack Whittaker

I ammmmm :blush:)

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» ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
» MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
» Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
» This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
that up!

--: Original message follows :--
 
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