This little app will let you check your hardware's ability to upgrade

This little app will let you check your hardware's ability to upgrade

A free application from Microsoft Corp. tells whether existing computers can handle an upgrade to Windows 2000.

The Microsoft Windows 2000 Product Analyzer is downloadable from The 2.6M app checks PC and server hardware, software and drivers.

In the GCN Lab, the analyzer found driver incompatibilities on a PC running Windows NT Workstation 4.0. Drivers for Hewlett-Packard Co. printers and network adapters from 3Com Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., were judged incompatible, as was an antivirus program from Symantec Corp. of Cupertino, Calif. On a Windows 98 client, the analyzer noticed numerous minor compatibility glitches.


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