Some of you may be thinking about Upgrading to Windows 7 and not sure where to start, if you have to think about a few things here are some great resources to help you.

Start here to access all the great compatibility tools for Windows 7:

www.windows.com/compatibility

  • Live now in English
  • Available also in Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian
  • Directly search the Compatibility Center
  • Download the Upgrade Advisor
  • Get troubleshooting tips from Help & How-to
  • Get help from Microsoft  and other experts in the community forums

Scan your PC to see if it’s ready for Windows 7

win7http://windows.microsoft.com/upgradeadvisor

  • Find out if your PC meets the system requirements and if you can run 64-bit Windows
  • See if you can do an “in-place” upgrade or if you’ll need to do a “custom installation”
  • Get advice on what to do before installing Windows 7
  • See the compatibility of common devices and software programs installed on your PC
  • Runs on 32/64-bit Windows Vista, 32-bit Windows XP w/ SP2 or higher, 32/64-bit Windows 7
  • Available in 24 languages:
  • Arabic

    English

    Italian

    Portuguese-Portugal

    Chinese-Simplified

    Finnish

    Japan

    Russian

    Chinese-Traditional

    French

    Korean

    Spanish

    Czech

    German

    Norwegian

    Swedish

    Danish

    Hebrew

    Polish

    Thai

    Dutch

    Hungarian

    Portuguese-Brazil

    Turkish

Check compatibility for thousands of devices and software, get downloads and leave feedback

U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, India: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7

  • 5,000 software programs and 10,000 devices listed at launch and growing
  • Check compatibility for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7
  • Easily find products that have earned the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo
  • Download drivers and software updates from partner websites
  • Vote and leave feedback on compatibility
  • Read the FAQ’s for more details

· France: http://www.microsoft.com/france/windows/windows7/compatibilite

  • 1,400 software programs at launch

· Japan: http://www.microsoft.com/japan/windows/windows-7/compatibility

  • 1,600 software programs and 4,000 devices at launch

Find troubleshooting tips for solving common compatibility problems