- It seems like a straightforward question. However, in the aftermath of the Vista debacle, where many systems that were certified as "Vista Capable"
proved to be anything but, the process of vetting new Windows-compatible hardware has taken on new complexity.
You simply cannot count on Microsoft to provide an honest assessment of Windows system requirements. And as the "Vista Capable" experience has shown us, Microsoft's vendor partners are no better.
Hence InfoWorld's motivation in developing the Windows 7 Compatibility Testing widget: the need for a truly independent tool that can evaluate a PC's suitability to run the next version of Windows.
By taking marketing, politics, and vendor-speak out of the equation, we're hoping to provide you with an honest assessment of your PC's runtime environment, factoring in hardware configuration, current stress levels, and workload composition.
How to Get Started
Note: As with all Windows Sentinel widgets, you'll first need to register for your free Windows Sentinel account
, which my company (Devil Mountain Software) developed based on years of experience benchmarking system performance...