If you have bought PC within the last 5 to 6 years or having a PC with windows vista installed,then your existing PC can run the new Windows version “Windows 7.”Although, If you’re not sure then checkout this small free utility called, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor,
Microsoft launched, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor beta version , which aims to analyze user’s existing PC,to show whether their computer is ready to install Windows 7 or if it requires upgrading.
The official System requirements for Windows 7 are:
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1GB RAM (32-bit) / 2GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16GB available disk space (32-bit) / 20GB (64-bit)
- DirectX® 9 graphics processor with WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) 1.0 or higher drive
Microsoft recommends to connect all devices to the computer system before running Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor analyze your PC based on above system requirements.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor examines a PC’s processor, memory, storage, and graphics capabilities, identifies known compatibility issues with installed software and devices and finally provides guidance on how to resolve those issues if possible.For example Windows XP users will be notified in the System Requirements category that they need to perform a clean installation of Windows 7. Programs not compatible with Windows 7 will be listed under the programs section.
Update [31/05/2016] : If you are looking to download Windows 7 / Windows 8 ISO images easily, then use this free & tiny tool called Windows ISO Downloader.