Windows 7 update Advisor run problems

I am currently running Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 and downloaded but am unable to successfully run Windows 7 Beta Update Advisor.  I constantly get the message that "Windows Upgrade Advisor has encountered a problem and needs to close".  I've eliminated all versions update Advisor, turned off my firewall, redownloaded the Advisor and got the same results.  Read on a blog that Windows 7 has less stringent requirements that Vista, so I downloaded the Advisor to update to Windows Vista and got the same error message when I tried to run it.  I'm under a system with an ABIT motherboard with NVidia Firewall hardware and a processor AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual core 3800 + with 2 GB of RAM.  I have a card Radeon X1300XT/X1600Pro / X 1650 series.  Anyone know what I can do to get the Advisor to update to work?


Well, there's really no need to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, because a real upgrade to Windows 7 is not supported to an existing installation of Windows XP.  Install Windows 7 on a computer running Windows XP requires a "custom installation" which is essentially a "clean install".

In order to install Windows 7 on a computer running Windows XP, boot you from the Windows XP desktop, insert the Windows 7 upgrade DVD into the DVD drive and select "custom installation" when the installation menu appears.  After I installed Windows 7, you will need to reinstall your programs using the original installation media, and then install your files personal you saved on a CD, DVD, Flash Drive or external hard drive before installing Windows 7. Carey Frisch

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