- Download size: The Upgrade Advisor download is large (approximately 50 megabytes), and is recommended only for download over a high-speed Internet connection, such as DSL or cable modem.
- Installation verbiage: The Upgrade Advisor is the same tool that is used to scan your system for compatibility issues before you install Windows XP. For that reason, some of the language in the tool may imply that you are actually installing Windows XP.
- Upgrade scenarios: The Upgrade Advisor checks for upgrade eligibility to Windows XP Professional only.
- International versions: Upgrade Advisor is available only for U.S. versions of Windows.
It will generate a report on
- blocking issues: will prevent installation of XP such as not enough memory or incompatible hw
- hw needing additional files : newer drivers need downloading
- sw not supported by XP : check for xp compatible versions or uninstall
Download : Microsoft's Windows XP Upgrade Advisor
Upgrade advisor tests for XP Pro but if your PC will run XP Pro, it will work with XP Home.