Friday, December 21, 2007

How to know whether your Windows XP PC can run Vista?

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is a small software Tool that helps Windows XP users identify which edition of Windows Vista meets their needs, whether their PCs are ready for an upgrade to Windows Vista, and which features of Windows Vista will be able to run on their PCs. This small software tool will scan your computer and create a report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways to resolve them.

To install and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, you will need .NET2.0 (at least .NET 1.1), MSXML6 (at least MSXML4) and an internet connection. Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, plug in devices such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners that are regularly used with the PC you are evaluating.

Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor supports 32 bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Vista, except Windows Vista Enterprise edition.

Download Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor

WordWeb - The free off-line English dictionary for Windows

WordWeb is a quick and powerful international English dictionary for Windows. This off-line dictionary can be used to look up words from almost any program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. It includes pronunciations and usage examples.

The free version includes Definitions and synonyms, Proper nouns, Related words, Pronunciations, 150000 root words, 120000 synonym sets, and Fixed web reference tabs. WordWeb supports Windows 98/2000/Me/XP/Vista.

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