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Upgrade Advisor says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

Q: Upgrade Advisor says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

I ran the upgrade advisor and it says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC.
I have a Gigabyte EP45-UD3R Motherboard and all my other problems with the upgrade advisor are fixable.
Can I Install Windows 8?
I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. It seems that I don't have UEFI bios for my motherboard.
Do we have to have this in order to run Windows 8.

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A: Upgrade Advisor says Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

Yes, you can install Windows 8. None of my computers are compatible with Secure Boot, but they run Windows 8 just fine!

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Hi all me AGAIN
i needed to reformat win xp home and i cannot install Roxio because the upgrade advisor is incorrectly reporting incompatibility. (i am at win xp sp2) I did thisds before and it reinstalled nicely a copla years ago Microsft recognizes it they had a page on it in Help and Support (i put in Roxio Creator 5.1 Basic. it told me to try a couple things but to no avail and the workaround says ignore it..IGNORE??? HOW?? It can't be ignored cause it won't let me install. this is the disc that came with the puter (Dell Dimension 8100) a few years ago.
would anybody have any ideas of how to install Roxio (i cannot afford to buy any new software right now and using WMP 10 is just not as comfortable Roxio is easy and it also writes text so the name of each tune that have bought and burned to a CD-R that I play shows up on my car CD player. thats kinda nice. thank you Bad
 

A:Solved: Upgrade Advisor Incorrectly Reports Easy CD Creator 5 as Not Compatible

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I did the Upgrade Assistant from Win7 pro to 8 pro and this is what I was told:






Secure Boot isn't compatible with your PC

Your PC's firmware doesn't support Secure Boot so you
won't be able to use it in Windows 8.

More info



I really want Secure boot, however. I have a UEFI BIOS. I am willing to upgrade or clean install, as I will never use the previous windows 7 version again. Is there a way to get Secure boot with my computer [when I upgrade to 8]?





Secure boot requires firmware that supports UEFI v2.3.1 Errata B and has the Microsoft Windows Certification Authority in the UEFI signature database



How do I get this?

All replies welcome, and thank you any who take the time on this problem of mine.

PS. I have the windows 15$ upgrade, but I want to install it on this computer (details listed) instead of the new one that came with the deal

A:Secure boot with upgrade offer?

SecureBoot is a feature of UEFI on newer (released late this year, mostly) motherboards that allows digital signage of the boot process and some extra (well, lots of it) security checking during boot process. If you want it, you need to acquire a motherboard with it. You might (/might/) get it via an upgrade, as it's security software built into the UEFI software itself, but I don't know of any current UEFI motherboards that didn't ship with SB enabled that have updates to enable it yet. Since the x77 and x79 chipsets seem to support it (I've seen a Gigabyte and an Asus board so far that have it, both were x79), you could ask Gigabyte if they plan on adding it to your UEFI system software in the future, of course.

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I am currently using windows 7.
I used the upgrade assistant and it showed me this message-
"Secure boot isnt compatible with your pc.
Your pc's firmware doesn't support secure boot"
Will i be able to use win 8.1 in my pc?
My configurations are-
Intel core 2 duo 3Ghz
4 GB ram

A:Windows 8.1 upgrade secure boot issue?

Hello Darknight, and welcome to Eight Forums.

That message is just to let you know that your motherboards firmware (BIOS/UEFI) doesn't have or support the secure boot feature. If you like, here's more info about secure boot.
Secure Boot - Enable or Disable in UEFI

You will still be able to upgrade to Windows 8.1 if you like.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...1-preview.html

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I am planning to upgrade to WinXP Pro soon but I seem to have run into a problem. I plan on upgrading as opposed to full install because I can purchase WinXP Pro Upgrade from school for $25 (full version not available unfortunately). So, to make sure that none of my software or hardware will create an problem in the upgrade, I ran Microsoft XP Upgrade Advisor. The Upgrade Advisor is telling me that my version of Win98 is not supported for upgrade. The exact message is as follows:

Blocking Issues

Unsupported Operating System Version
The version of Windows running is not supported. Setup can only upgrade
official releases. Setup will now exit.(the last part of course being the text message I would presumably receive if I were to attempt an upgrade)

See attachment for full Upgrade Advisor report.

For one I would like to know why Upgrade Advisor is telling me that Win98 on my machine is not supported. Could it be because I originally loaded Win95 and upgraded to Win98?

Also, I would like opinions on wether or not this will actually prevent me from upgrading. Especially if you have run into this problem.

Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Windows XP Upgrade Advisor Says Win98 not supported for upgrade.

That would be my guess that it will not upgrade an upgrade. That's what I thought when I read "official releases" in the log file.
 

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

A:XPS 8700 needed UEFI secure boot disabled to complete Windows 10 anniversary update can't enable UEFI secure boot now

rdubayah,
If your computer was running WIndows 10 without any issues prior to downloading the Anniversary update, then you would not have had to change any settings in the bios to install the update.The UEFI and Secure Boot settings are to enable booting with a USB or DVD to install Windows.
Disable Legacy Boot Mode and Enable UEFI
Start the computer and TAP the F2 key to enter the bios. Once in the bios Press F9 to Restore the bios to the Default Settings. F10 to save changes and exit. You could have a hardware problem. To run a hardare diagnostics on the computer you would start the computer and TAP the F5 key. Insert a cd/dvd in the optical drive for running the diags.

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 that failed Windows 10 anniversary update until UEFI secure boot was turned off. It apparently then completed but I cannot re-enable secure boot without the same boot problem advising
Recoveryyour pc/device needs to be repaired / during Windows 10 anniversary updateAn unexpected error has occurredError Code 0xc0000185you'll need to use recovery tools.   Is there a solution to enable UEFI secure boot ?
 I am using a Dell XPS 8700 pc with an SSD drive. The Windows 10 update was installingthen after one of the reboots the error above  The pc was running prior to the update and had UEFI OS , secure boot enabled,  no prior problems.I attempted to do any of the safe mode boots but none would proceed.Disabling the UEFI safe/secure boot mode apparently let the install continue and the das it did before with I believe completion of the installation of Windows 10 anniversary update.PC now shows Windows 10 home Ver 1607 ..
The problem returns if I enable UEFI secure boot and the PC stops. I would like to determine a wayto locate the problem or issue. related to the secure boot.  Using the media creation tool may justrepeat the problem once secure boot is re-enabled.
 Dell lists that they have tested XPS 8700 with this update and have not indicated problems no mention of secure boot issue.

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Never seen this message before but I can't get around it. All I did was reboot for a game and this popped up.

I've gone into bios and secure boot is greyed out.

How do I get around this?

Running win 7 64 bit with an Asus x99-A motherboard. Specs updated below

A:"Secure Boot Violation" Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot

What is your BIOS version? Have you flashed it?

Unfortunately as I have lack of experience with such an issue I can only refer you here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-301431436265

I am aware it says "Windows 8" but just have a read through it and get back to us.

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Never seen this message before but I can't get around it. All I did was reboot for a game and this popped up.

I've gone into bios and secure boot is greyed out.

How do I get around this?

Running win 7 64 bit with an Asus x99-A motherboard. Specs updated below

A:"Secure Boot Violation" Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot

What is your BIOS version? Have you flashed it?

Unfortunately as I have lack of experience with such an issue I can only refer you here:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-301431436265

I am aware it says "Windows 8" but just have a read through it and get back to us.

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I am running CF with cs settings, and wanted to add F-Secure AV as a complement to it. Upon installation, it identifies CF as incompatible, and states that if I continue, it will uninstall CF.

How do I bypass this action?

Secondly, in the Help file of FSAV, it states that it can be used with other firewalls but if I disable the Windows Firewall Control within the program, it displays a red message that my
system is not secure.

How do I disable WFC permanently within FSAV so I do not receive the "not protected"
message ongoing?

Thanks
 

A:F-Secure and Comodo Firewall - Are they compatible?

Hello,
First, you need to install the f-secure and after that Comodo!
Now you have to remove Comodo then install the f-secure and after that install THE Comodo again.
Btw if it says to remove the Comodo it means they don't work with eachother.. you should not use Comodo FW with f-secure.
incompatible==avoid it
that red message doesn't matter don't mind it, no way to disable win fw from f-secure GUI
 

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By Eduard Kovacs on August 10, 2016
Microsoft has been attempting to patch a serious Secure Boot vulnerability that can be exploited to bypass the security feature and install rootkits and bootkits on Windows devices. Researchers believe the security flaw cannot be fully patched.

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On systems where Secure Boot is locked down and cannot be disabled (e.g. Windows RT, HoloLens, Windows Phone), configuration changes can be made using policies, signed files loaded by the boot manager (bootmgr) from a UEFI variable. There are some boot loader executables (EFI files) signed by Microsoft that can be used to provision such policies.

Before loading a policy, bootmgr checks it to make sure it?s valid. However, researchers discovered that Microsoft introduced a new type of Secure Boot policy during the development of Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v1607) that can be abused to bypass the security feature.
 

A:Secure Boot Vulnerability Allows Disabling of Secure Boot

Microsoft introduced a new type of Secure Boot policy during the development of Windows 10 Anniversary Update (v1607) that can be abused to bypass the security feature.Click to expand...





Researchers believe the security flaw cannot be fully patched.Click to expand...

Really Microsoft...
 

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I cannot get Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to work on two computers running Vista Home Premium (32 bit) one a laptop and one a desktop. It ran fine on my old PC running XP pro. What could it be?

Thanks

Christian

A:W7 Upgrade Advisor

Can you be more specific with the problem you are having?

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Is it alright to run XP Upgrade Advisor more than once before installing XP? I ran it once and have made the changes it recommended, and now I thought I would run it again to make sure all was agreeable before performing the upgrade. I don't see why it would do any harm, but on the other hand, since I'm not very experienced and haven't seen messages from anyone who has done it...I thought I'd better just check for anyone else's advice. Thanks in advance.
 

A:XP Upgrade Advisor

It shouldn't cause any problems.
 

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Hi,
I've downloaded and installed the advisor, but it won't start. And no error message at all. The privacy link works though.
My PC is an Acer 8920G - a year old. .NET 3.5sp1 plus all other MS updates. OS is Vista Home Premium.
Have rebooted, reinstalled, downloaded again - no different. Also checked the Event log - nothing other than saying the install was successful.
The animation for the Start check button works. Then nothing.
Any ideas?
Doug

A:Upgrade advisor won't run

If your computer runs Vista then I don't see any reason it won't run 7.

7 runs on some of my computers that are 6 years old.

Sorry I don't know what's wrong with the upgrade advisor. I've never used it.

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I was just surfing the web when I found our that the windows upgrade advisor works again. Click here to get it. It actaully works this time. The only driver that Windows won't install is the driver for my webcam. My printer and everything works.
 

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I have a couple of pretty beefy Win 7 Pro machines and wanted to see if they'd take Win 10, but can't seem to find an upgrade advisor download anywhere. Anyone know where I can find it? Don't want to try installing 10 and find out it's not compatible and screw up my Win 7 install. Thanks

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I'm on XP and trying to install Windows 7 but when I run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor I get a message saying 'Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor was unable to reach Microsoft Server for Compatibility information. Check your internet connection and try again later' there's nothing wrong with my internet connection and I have no idea what to do now any help would be appriciated
 

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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I have a HP Pavilion DV6 1140ea. I have ordered a Windows 7 Upgrade Package from HP. I downloaded and installed Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. I did the scan. It was able to upgrade. The following programs said something:

ATI Catalyst Install Manager - Reinstall after upgrade - Before upgrading to Windows 7, we recommend unistalling this program. It can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.

Catalyst Control centre - Reinstall after upgrade - Before upgrading to Windows 7, we recommend unistalling this program. It can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.

HP MediaSmart DVD - Update available - We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program

HP MediaSmart Music/Photo/Video - Reinstall after upgrade - Before upgrading to Windows 7, we recommend unistalling this program. It can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.

HP MediaSmart TV - Update available - We don't have compatibility information about this version of the program

iTunes - Reinstall after upgrade - Before upgrading to Windows 7, we recommend unistalling this program. It can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade.

Why do I have to reinstall some programs after upgrading ? I've seen other people just continue to upgrade and it works normally. It is compatible with Windows 7. But why do Microsoft recommend me to reinstall the following programs after the upgrade ? I don't want to do this. I just want to continue upgrading. Will it work if I just don't unistall the... Read more

A:Windows 7 - Upgrade Advisor !

The reason you have to reinstall them after the upgrade is due to a need to reassign registry locations, enviroment variables, etc (the reasons are numerous).

If you don't uninstall them first CHANCES ARE THE UPGRADE WILL REFUSE TO FINISH. If you are allowed to continue....there will be quite a risk that those programs will partially work or won't work at all

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I have run the upgrade advisor and it has reported that my system is ok, but advises an upgrade on my graphics card, after installation.

What graphics card would people recommend?

I am not looking to upgrade for at least 6 months once the initial problems have been ironed out and SP1 has been issued.

A:Vista Upgrade Advisor

What do you do use your graphics card for, gaming, business apps, etc.? Do you use an AGP or PCI-Express video card now? A video card capable of running the Aero theme is a must, thankfully you don't need the latest and greatest card to use it.

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My Acer Aspire came with Vista Home Premium. Before I upgrade to Windows 7 I'd like to check for potential problems. On starting Microsoft's Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, all I get is:

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor has stopped working

A Problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program.

Where do I go from here?

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

I can tell you that if you can run Vista Premium you can do 7.

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Hi everyone,

I'm considering upgrading my IBM T60 to Win8. The machine is beefy enough, but my concern is that the hardware might not be supported. There doesn't seem to be a webcam, but there is a fingerprint device, touchpad, etc.

Is there a Win8 upgrade advisor, as there was with Win7?

Thanks,
p.

A:Is there an upgrade advisor for Win8?

This is already a part of the setup experience when launched from inside a previous OS:
Improving the setup experience - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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I am trying to run windows7 upgrade advisor on a four year old hp laptop dv5250us and keep getting ran into unexpected error please reinstall and try again but keep get same error no matter what I do.

A:Upgrade advisor error

Can you please post a screenshot of the error?

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Im getting this pop up when tryin to run this !

Problem with Shorcut
The item 'WindowsUpgradeAdvisor.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly.

Do you want to delete this shotcut

YES NO

Please I need help fast . This forum is my only chance to help me !
Im gonna install windows 7 but the windows 7 upgrade advisor isn't helping out coz i cant run it!

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Originally Posted by diend4you


Im getting this pop up when tryin to run this !

Problem with Shorcut
The item 'WindowsUpgradeAdvisor.exe' that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly.

Do you want to delete this shotcut

YES NO

Please I need help fast . This forum is my only chance to help me !
Im gonna install windows 7 but the windows 7 upgrade advisor isn't helping out coz i cant run it!



This 'shortcut' you are clicking on is trying to access a file/location that is no longer there. (Cause you deleted it or the removable device is unplugged)

So basically its asking if you want to delete the shortcut off your computer.

Sean

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I am running Vista Home Premium (32-bit) on a Toshiba U305-S5127 laptop purchased in9/20/07. After downloading and installing Windows7 Upgrade Advisor on said machine, I am unable to get program to run to completion and generate a report to determine what components need attention (have run for as long as 3-hours). Have executed same application on other XP based machines with no problems. Any assistance / suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Windows7 Upgrade Advisor

  
Quote: Originally Posted by budscars


I am running Vista Home Premium (32-bit) on a Toshiba U305-S5127 laptop purchased in9/20/07. After downloading and installing Windows7 Upgrade Advisor on said machine, I am unable to get program to run to completion and generate a report to determine what components need attention (have run for as long as 3-hours). Have executed same application on other XP based machines with no problems. Any assistance / suggestions would be appreciated.


Turn off fire wall and anti virus.
Uninstall Advisor and begin again

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When I run this on my computer I get ' Access denied' ' XML page cannot be displayed'
I have search for an answer to this problem, but to no avail. Does this mean that if I buy Windows 7 Upgrade that I will not be able to install on my computer. (currently vista home premium) ?
 

A:Windows 7 upgrade advisor

sounds like there is an issue with the upgrade advisor, the general rule is that if Vista works well on the computer then so will Windows 7. It is good to have at least 2 gb ram.
 

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Hi all. Anyone shed any light on why Windows7UpgradeAdvisor.exe wont run, when I click RUN - nothing happens. PC using Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

Christian

A:Upgrade advisor wont RUN!

Please fill out your system specs. Instructions on how to do this are contained in the link in my signature.

Do you happen to have any special characters in your admin login name? I'm talking about &, _, $, etc etc. If so, create a new admin user without spaces or special characters and see if you can install and run the upgrade advisor under the new admin user.

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Anyone cast any light on why I have problems running W7UA on both my laptop and desktop running Vista 32 bit?

It worked fine on an older PC running XP pro after downloading microsoft NET thingy!

The three are all networked together - has that anything to do with it?

I click the setup.exe it asks if I want to run and I click Run and nothing!!!

Thanks

Christian 31/10/09

A:Problems with Upgrade Advisor?

For machine(s) you are trying to upgrade:

1) Perform a Windows Update
2) Use full scan setting of Malwarebytes to check that the machine is malware free
3) Disable all 3rd party firewalls and/or antivirus utilites running
4) Close all applications currently running. No browsers. No media players. Nothing. Check the system tray near the time to close any applications that may be running
5) Use task manager to end the process for anything not needed for Windows to run. If you are unsure, Google is your friend here (you may temporarily open a browser then close when done searching)
6) Run setup.exe from the install DVD - Alternatively and better approach, is to copy the entire contents of the DVD to a folder on your hard drive and then run setup.exe from there

Good luck!

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I just ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on my XP box that I consider to be very basic and really not that good at all. The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor basically tells me that if I add another 1Gig RAM I am ready to roll with 64 bit

I would not even think of upgrading this box at all So is MS pushing the boundaries a bit with this, how do you feel

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor ?

Windows 7 Will run on that system it will Just be Slow and will Lag alot Basically the System hasn't Reached the Required Specs

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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hi my name is momin and im new to vista forums. I own windows xp and have it from 2006. i am thinking of upgrading to vista home premium. I ran the upgrade advisor and it said that i would have to update my video card since it doesn't support aero. i already have windows blinds and i tried an aero ultimate theme by fedia and aero worked fine. Fedia fedia also said that if u do not c transparent that means ur video card cannot support aero. however for me i saw the aero and experienced it so i was a little:S. I ran the upgrade advisor again and it told me that my system would support aero so now i am :S. I am very confused if i should upgrade or not and if my system would support windows home premium. plz help me out

thnx in advance
momin

P.S. I own Windows Xp Home: 2002 edition (32 bit)

A:Hi Upgrade Advisor Problem

Hello Monin, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It largely depends on the specs of your model of graphics card, but this is the list of requirements for Aero to work in Vista:


Windows Vista Basic does not support Aero.
1 GHz 32 bit or 64 bit CPU processor.
The computer needs at least 1 GB of RAM.
A graphics card with support for DirectX 9 graphics with 128 MB of memory.
The graphics card must support Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware.
The graphics card driver must support Windows Vista Display Driver Model (WDDM)
The computer display color depth must be set to 32 bits per pixel.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm trying to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if I need to upgrade some of my hardware in order to use Windows 7, but all I get is an error message which says that it encountered some problem or something and cannot work, and that I need to install it again, which doesn't help. Is there any other way (a desktop app or an online one) to check my PC for Windows 7 hardware compatibility?

TIA

A:Cannot run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

What is the exact error message? That may help determine what is wrong.
Also, look in Event Viewer, see if anything logged there gives you a clue.

Click on Start then run, type eventvwr.msc and press Enter

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On 8/4/12 downloaded this upgrade, ran the Advisor, made registry backup to desktop...this changed a LOT of stuff on my pc. Now when I click on the Reg. backup and click on Merge to restore the registry, I get this message:

Cannot import C:\Users\Barbara\Desktop\Registry Backup 8-4-12.reg:
Error accessing the registry.

I have tried this a couple of times (stupidity-same results ).
Now I've been reading on how to correctly install and there's no help for me here it seems.

Can someone tell me how to either get my registry restored or get on with the Win. 7 install...or have I done that already?

I got this update advice from WorldStart.com. In future will check with this site before I do something like this again.

Thanks.

A:Windows XP End of an Era Win 7 upgrade advisor

Welcome
The procedure is very easy Barbara. All you have to do is make sure that you are set to boot from the CD
Boot Priority - Change
The screen will give you step by step instructions once you boot from the cd
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums[2]=General Tips
My advice is based upon my understanding that you want to install Seven. If not please explain in a little more detail, exactly what you want to do now, forget the past.

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"I have 2 computers, both running VISTA HOME PREMIUM. (Laptop since upgraded to WINDOWS 7) In the laptop, which is a wireless connection to the internet, WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE ADVISOR, & Secunia PSI will properly connect to the internet, and scan the machine for out of date software. No problems. (IE8 is the default browser)

However, in my desktop, hard wired to my home network router, Secunia will not connect. Nor will the WINDOWS 7 Upgrade Advisor. I set the rules in IE8 to allow the connection, but all I get is the barber pole saying it could take up to 10 seconds to connect, but it never does. I also set the firewall to allow this connection, in both directions. I have uninstalled, and reinstalled the program, to no avail. Same issue.


I have since upgraded the laptop to WINDOWS 7. (I had no problem running the WINDOWS 7 Upgrade advisor in the laptop.)


The same problem happens when I try to run the WINDOWS 7 Upgrade Advisor on my Desktop. A window pops up saying that an ActiveX control is trying to run. Do you approve of this. I click yes. I press the start scan button, and nothing happens.

Any ideas on this one? "

A:Can't run WINDOWS 7 Upgrade Advisor

Have you tried running it with a clean boot?
To do this, go to Start and type in MSCONFIG and press Enter
Go to the Startup tab and uncheck all non-Microsoft things, then reboot and try running the Upgrade Advisor.

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Hi,

Since I want to update my windows 7 notebook (asus n55sf) to windows 8, I installed the windows 8 upgrade advisor. First, the compatibility of my programs was checked. Here no problems occured. However, when I moved on to the screen where I wanted to order windows 8, the programs hangs at the screen which is attached below. The language is dutch and it says something like "we are preparing some thinks, a moment please"
I waited for 3 hours and the program is still at this screen. I already redownloaded the utility and tried it again, but every time it hangs at this screen. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? Thanks in advance

A:WIndows 8 Upgrade Advisor hangs

Try a clean install.
Clean Install - Windows 8

You can make the ISO from exe.

Check this post by BillWindows.

Upgraded, but changed my mind (want clean install, help!)







Originally Posted by BillWindows


You should have an upgrade file on your desktop, click on that, it asks some questions and one of them is do you want to install later say yes, then another question do you want to create an ISO file just say yes, when it has created the ISO file, right click on it to burn it to a DVD.
Then boot from that to completely wipe your disk and reformat, make sure you have your key for when you start the installation. If you have a Windows Live account use that. Make sure you feel comfortable doing this and have anything you need backed up, this worked for me, I hope it works for you.




If you need to redownload, go to your email from Windows Strore.

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Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor.This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them. Upgrade Advisor can also help you choose the edition of Windows Vista that best fits the way you want to use your computer.Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

A:Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

Windows Vista Upgrade advisor tells you to pay attention and frankly it warns you to let it be to the next procured device, wich comes equipped with Vista.

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I have run Upgrade Advisor on my Vista 32bit Home Premium SP2 several times and get the error:

X We had a problem checking your system for compatibility. It does look at a variety of programs and advises on compatibility, but does not give me a go ahead for the OS itself.

How do I get past this? May I assume that I can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or should I buy a new installation ($100 more)?

Thanks,

A:Upgrade Advisor Vista to 7 error

Hi StanL,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

The Upgrade Advisor does not advise as to whether or not you can upgrade per se, but whether or not you can install Windows 7 AT ALL on the computer (as an upgrade or as a new installation). I recommend you download it again and save it to the desktop and right click on it and click on run as administrator. Make sure you get it from here: Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues. If you still can't get it to work even in compatibility mode, then you may need to check the components and software individually: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads (or check with the manufacturer who can probably tell you if it is possible).

You can buy the upgrade version, but whether you can actually upgrade or need to do a clean install depends on the upgrade path. Windows 7 Upgrade Paths. If you can upgrade, follow the procedures. If you can't you can still use the upgrade version to do a clean install with Windows 7 Upgrade Paths.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I need help. I recently bought Windows XP upgrade. My system meets the specs on the box (AMD Duron 1.6ghz,512mb ram,Nvidia 5500 agp card). When I go to do the upgrade, the upgrade advisor tells me there is an incompatility between my video card and my mainboard. Now my system is custom built running windows 98 with no problems. A little history, I used to have an old SiS 300 series video card until I got the nvidia a few months ago. I am pretty sure that I removed all the files and reg entries from my system. I spent 2 hrs on the phone with microsoft tech support and they have no idea whats going on. Has anyone encountered this before?
 

A:Windows XP and Upgrade advisor issues

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So will it let you install or won't it let you because of the problem? I would guess the adviser is wrong if your card and motherboard work together now.
 

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Hi,

I am preparing to upgrade to Windows 7 from my current OS, Windows Vista. I just ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor software and it informed my that I had drivers on my hard drive that are not compatible with Windows 7. Advisor identified the software as Infineon Trusted Platform Module, but I cannot find this software on my hard disk anywhere. How would I go about removing these drivers from my disk?

Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor notification

I'm pretty sure that's part of the HP protect tools.

It's actually a chip on your computer,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module

I do see Windows 7 versions of the protect tools available for your computer, (Under>Software - Security)

Drivers & Software for HP Compaq 6515b Notebook PC - HP Support Center.

It's interesting that a Vista driver would be listed as incompatible though, most of them worked on Seven.

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After running the Windows 7 upgrade advisor, I have one issue with a yellow explanation point that concerns me. Intel PROset for wired connections version 9.20 Dell. It says that I may experience issues running this program on Windows 7.
Does anyone know what this program is and if it will cause a problem after upgrading to Win 7?
Thank you.
 

A:Windows 7 upgrade advisor issue

PS.
I am upgrading a Dell Dimension E510 with Windows XP to Win7
 

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Ok, I'm wanting to go from Vista 32-bit to 7 64-bit. I ran the upgrade adviser and it said my Linksys wireless adapter needed action taken. I went to linksys website, but only found the 32-bit driver, and I'm guessing that won't work on 64-bit, right? I have the WMP54G ver 4.1 if anyone can help me out. Thanks.

A:Upgrade Advisor only found 32-bit driver

I'm having the same problem with my Pantech UM150 broadband modem. Good luck. Seems device manufacturers a lax in updating drivers for W7.

Google Linksys WMP54G Windows 7 drivers or Windows 7+Linksys WMP54G. Good luck.

Try this: http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8

Now, you find me some drivers for Pahtech UM150.

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It's available from Microsoft.

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor [beta]

Good find. Although i don't think any1 here will need it

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I have Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 and I want to get Windows 7 when it is released. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta is supposed to tell you if your system is ready for Windows 7.

I also have NET 2.0 Framework or higher running

So I download it to my desktop and open it to install this pop up comes:

You need Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista or Windows 7 to install Windows 7 Upgrade Avisor Beta.
> I click ok

Now another page pops up:

The installer was interrupted before Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta could be installed. To try again, restart the installer.

Everytime I try to install it same message.

What do I do?

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

What spec is your computer? we should be able to tell if you can run it!

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Microsoft released the final version of Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor today. This is a essential utility that can help you prepare for a smooth upgrade to Windows 7. Brief Description

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.
Overview

Before you begin: Be sure to plug in and turn on any USB devices or other devices, such as printers, external hard disks, and scanners, that you regularly use with the PC you're checking.
The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC for potential compatibility issues and lets you know about your Windows 7 upgrade options. Within minutes, you'll get a report that tells you if your PC meets the system requirements, if any known compatibility issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs are found, and gives guidance on what to do to before installing Windows 7 on your PC.
You can download it here


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A:Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor version 2

Great find, I'll add it to the Installation reference list

Thanks

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This is HP DV4-1435dx running windows vista.
I want to use my retail copy of windows 7 to upgrade. It found 6 issues, not sure how serius are they.

On this computer, there is D drive which is restore partition (about 15GB) and i have splitted C drive to C and F. I am planning to install Windows 7 retail to C drive and leave F untouched, so that i dont have to move some personal files back from back up external drive.

If anything goes wrong (hope not) like some driver issues or so, would i still be able to use restore partition to restore this laptop back to Vista?? or I have to get actual windows DVD from HP???
I had made a restore DVD before but i am not sure if i still have it or not, may be yes, but takes time to go through the piles of DVDs. I can not make another copy as i had already made one (i heard there is a way around, but havent look for it).
Thank you.

PS: all i want this Laptop after upgrade is work without issues and i need to make sure that wecam and wireless card works at least. On touchpad, Keyboard and wireless card, it says compatible, does it mean drivers are included on windows 7 or i still have to download and install from HP?

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report

Computer Name:

Operating System:

Windows Vista Home Premium

CPU:

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz

Memory:

4.0 GB

System

Details

Upgrade options available

You can upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate.
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A:Windows 7 upgrade advisor found 6 issues.

Get the recommended up dates from their respective companies support site download to a usb drive or a disc then install when you have done your install or use windows update and see if it pulls in what you need but option 1 is the safest

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Hi all. I ran the Vista Upgrade Advisor and it said that all my computer needs to run Vista is its Ram upgraded from 512 to 1gb and hard drive space of 15gb.

BUT. I took my computer into my local computer store and the technician said even if I did what the Upgrade Advisor told me, Vista would not function. He said it was something to do with my motherboard or processor.

I think it should work.

Here are the specs of my computer. If i upgrade RAM and increase disk space, will Vista Ultimate be able to run fairly well????

Thanks to anyone who can help. I will provide more specs if needed.
 

A:Vista Upgrade Advisor says yes, but computer technician says no.

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I'm running Vista x64 HP and I've got the Windows 7 HP upgrade pack. I looked at the upgrade advisor and the only thing of concern was my sound card driver. I have a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty Extreme Gamer sound card.

I uninstalled my old driver (which said it was incompatible with 7 and installed the new driver which is the 2_18_0013. Incidentally, in Device Manager it says my driver is 6.0.1.1373. Anyway I take it they are the same driver I downloaded.

My question is even though I have this new driver installed, the Win 7 upgrade advisor still says it's incompatible but on Creative's site, it says it's compatible. Can anyone confirm or deny if it's compatible or not??

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Question

Windows Vista and 7 are 99% the same operating system. I would trust the vendor in this matter. I have been using Vista Drivers in 7 when drivers were scarce, and some are still in use.
 

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