Windows 7 has a much lower entry point than its previous versions. Its enhanced compatibility feature gives Windows 7 much more capability of running more kinds of apps as well. However, if you still wonder whether your PC can handle this modern operation system, or you want to know if upgrade path from your current system is doable, you can try Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to find out.
The whole process of downloading, installing, and running the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is quite straightforward. Once you have it downloaded and installed on your computer, simply launch it and you will get a report in a few minutes telling you if your PC can run Windows 7 and if there are any known compatibility issues.
Please note that the result seems to based on the minimum hardware prerequisite for Windows 7 recommended by Microsoft:
- 1GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor
- 1GB of system memory for 32-bit and 2GB for 64-bit
- 16G of available disk space
- Support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB memory (to enable the Aero theme)
Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
A few screen captures of launching and running the program.