WV Upgrade Advisor beta fails - cannot run WinSat


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Guest

I have attempted to run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor beta software on
both my home laptop and my desktop computer at work. In both instances, the
Hardware Assessment section has displayed an error message: "Windows Vista
Upgrade Advisor could not run Winsat. System compatibility status could not
be evaluated. " I cannot find a program called WinSat on my system, nor a
downloadable installer for it online. Can someone explain to me why this has
happened?
 
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Andre Da Costa

Thats because WinSAT is not available in Windows XP, its a feature of Vista.

"The Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) is a benchmarking tool designed
into Windows Vista that generates scores based on system performance. It
will analyze the graphics subsystem, the processor, the memory, the hard
drive, and other critical components of the system and then calculate a
total score. You can use this score to compare your system performance to
that of any other Windows Vista system."

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/VistaLogofaq.mspx
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Guest

Dear Mr. Da Costa:

Well, this is a fine Catch-22. How the hell am I supposed to determine if my
hardware can run Vista if the software that's supposed to tell me this can
only run on Vista?! Should I just count on the RAM and chip speed and hope
for the best when Vista does come out, or will it be
shell-out-for-a-new-laptop time?

Matt Leger
 
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Chris Sidener

And a search shows winsat.exe as part of the downloaded
and installed advisor...

Chris
 
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Zack Whittaker

A lot of it still works though - stick it in the System32 folder, and go to
the Run command, type in "winsat" and then the command afterwards - winsat
aurora works pretty well on mine :blush:)

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michael e dziatkowicz

I got the same error. Couldn't find winsat.exe .
Zack Whittaker said:
A lot of it still works though - stick it in the System32 folder, and go to
the Run command, type in "winsat" and then the command afterwards - winsat
aurora works pretty well on mine :blush:)

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Zack Whittaker
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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!

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Zack Whittaker

Should be in the Program Files folder where you installed the Upgrade
Advisor...
If anyone wants it, I don't mind putting it on my server for download - all
you need is the winsat.exe application and that's about it -
www.vistabase.co.uk/winsat.exe :blush:)

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» 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!

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michael e dziatkowicz

it's there but for some reason when i run the program it tells me it can't
find it/
 
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Zack Whittaker

Well it'll be a bug with the application no doubt then :blush:)

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Zack Whittaker
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» 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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