Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor Download

by on March 10th, 2012

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Windows 8 upgrade adviser will check if your PC can run windows 8 and select the right download for you. Windows 8 advisor is not a separate program. It comes with the windows 8 consumer preview setup. Windows 8 consumer preview setup will first check to see if your PC can run windows 8 consumer preview and select the right download. Windows 8 Consumer Preview setup features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Windows 8 consumer preview setup will not run on Windows XP. It will give a message of “The Platform is not supported” on Windows XP. Download windows 8 upgrade advisor.

Windows 8 upgrade advisor’s report about compatible and incompatible apps and software is below.

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Full compatibility report for apps according to windows 8 upgrade advisor.

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Stop the setup at screen above if you do not wish to install the Windows 8 in your PC yet.

My PC analysis is given below. Windows 8 upgrade advisor notified me that following apps will have or will not have compatibility with Windows 8 if I install it.

Apps that won’t work on Windows 8

  • Adobe Media Player (Some features might not work)
  • Microsoft Security Essentials (App won’t work)

    iTunes (Remove authorized computer)

    PowerDVD 6

    TextPad 4.7 (Get an update)

    HP Mobile Data Protection Sensor (Get updates from Windows Update)

Apps that will work on Windows 8

  • AC3Filter 1.63b
  • ACDSee
  • Adobe AIR
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
  • Adobe Reader X (10.1.2)
  • Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5
  • Bonjour
  • Google Earth
  • Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer
  • iPhone Explorer 2.112
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • QuickTime
  • Safari
  • VLC media player 1.1.11
  • Windows Live Essentials
  • Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
  • Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series
  • Generic PnP Monitor
  • Gestetner C7640nD PS
  • High Definition Audio Device
  • High Definition Audio Device
  • HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth 2.1 Wireless Technology
  • HP Webcam [2 MP Fixed]
  • Lexmark X422
  • Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
  • Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with HP QLB
  • Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
  • USB Mass Storage Device
  • USB Mass Storage Device

If you are installing Windows 8 then let us know which app will not work for you in comments according to the Windows 8 upgrade advisor report. We might be able to help.

To download Windows 8 upgrade advisor you need to download Windows8 consumer preview setup and run it on Windows vista or Windows 7. First it will check your PC for compatibility and after that you can select to download windows 8 or stop it there. Its a 4.9 MB setup so easy to download and run.

You can also go to compatibility center for windows 8 to check apps and device support for windows 8.

Windows 8 Resources

Windows 8 Photo Gallery
Windows 8 Video Gallery
Windows 8 Features and Requirements
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Windows 7 upgrade advisor is a separate program that collects report of your personal computer and lets you know that Windows 7 can be installed and work correctly on your PC or not. We previously posted that software. Download windows 7 upgrade advisor from below.

Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor