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volume 11 number 11 november 2006 TipSheet

Welcome to the November issue of MicroMetric's TipSheet.

This monthly newsletter is targeted at addressing the needs of our customers.

This month we'll cover Microsoft's planned new operating system, Vista, Part II

Tip 574   ARE YOU VISTA READY? Category:   VISTA

Back in January we covered what was known then about the computer requirements to run the upcomming version of Microsoft's desktop/laptop operating system. With the schedule slipping a bit (surprise!) To "sometime in the first quarter of 2007", Microsoft has made available a toot to test your computer and see if can handle any of the various Vista versions.

Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista, or what hardware upgrade will be required? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor RC.

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.

To download the Upgrade Advisor, type or paste the following URL into your browser:

Before you begin: Before you run the Upgrade Advisor, be sure to plug in any USB or other attachable peripheral devices (such as printers, external hard drives, or scanners) that are regularly used with the PC that you're evaluating.

Note: This software isn't final, so the results you get may not be 100% accurate. Make sure you run Upgrade Advisor again in a few months for a more accurate assessment and to get the latest up-to-date information about whether your system is ready for an upgrade.

Once your system has been scanned, a report will be displayed with the following four tabs:

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