What is a Windows 10 Compatibility Checker

June 26, 2020

Microsoft says  Windows 10  is the most downloaded and used operating system. Despite this, there are many people who still use Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and many more Windows XP. So if you are, one of them and you are still using old operating systems then you have to update your operating system into the latest version.

In this update windows, 10 compatibility checker helps you to update your operating system. Now you are thinking if I am comfortable with the old operating system so why would I update it? using a new operating system is not so easy. So the answer is that Microsoft doesn’t support windows 7 or any old operating system.

Windows 10 Compatibility Checker

If you want to use windows 7 then you have to extend your support for 2 years either you have to update your operating system. Sometimes there are many systems that do not support windows 10. now you’re thinking how can I find which system will support windows 10 or which system will. With the help of windows compatibility check, you can find which system will support windows 10 or not.

Now you are thinking about what is a windows compatibility check. Windows Compatibility check scans your full system and tells you, is your system is eligible for windows 10 or not.

Method 1- Minimum Requirements

  1. Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
  2. RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit, 2 GB for 64-bit
  3. Hard drive space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS / 32 GB for 64-bit OS
  4. Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
  5. Display: 800×600

Microsoft has a windows compatibility checker it is known as Update Assistant or the Media Creation Tool. This compatibility checker tells you, is your system is suitable for windows 10 operating system? If your system is suitable then it will install it as well.

You can download Update Assistant from here.

Method 2- Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser

Step 1:- Open search bar.

Step 2:- Search for CMD.

Step 3:- Right-click on cmd and select run as administrator.

Step 4:- Type the command – SCHTASKS /Run /TN “Microsoft\Windows\Applicaton Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser”

Step 5:- Press enter.

This will take 10 to 15 minutes for the whole process and after that, if your system will do not support windows 10 then it will say  “Windows 10 will not run on.” By this, you will be able to know if your system is eligible for the upgrade or not.

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Method 3- Windows Update Assistant

Step 1- First of all look for the windows logo on the right-hand side of the taskbar.

Step 2- Now click on the windows logo. Click on the “Check your Upgrade Status” option.

Step 3- Now a window will open. Click on the three horizontal lines on the upper left corner of the window.

Check your Upgrade Status

Step 4- Next,  click on the check your PC option.

Step 5- The Update assistant will check your PC for a potential compatibility issue.

Update assistant

Step 6-  If there are some issues the assistant will tell you what are the issues. And if not then you can install Windows 10 via the assistant.


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