Last updated: October 16, 2017
You may be ready for Windows 10, but is your computer? Will your computer even run Windows 10? The official Windows 10 compatibility checker from Microsoft will help you find out. On June 1, Microsoft began delivering the Get Windows 10 app to Windows users. The Get Windows 10 app is a Recommended, automatic update for Windows 8.x users, and an Optional update for Windows 7 users. Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 10 to users on July 29, 2015.
The Get Windows 10 icon arrived in your system tray following the installation of Windows Update KB3035583 on your PC. If you don’t see the icon in the system tray, then run Windows Update to install it. Right-click on the Get Windows 10 icon, and choose Check your upgrade status.
If you see Reserve your free upgrade instead, go ahead and reserve it.
Once reserved, right-click on the icon again. This time, a new selection to Check your upgrade status will display. The Get Windows 10 app will launch in a new window. Click the Menu icon in the upper left corner.
Check Your PC
The menu will fancifully slide into the window from the left. Under Getting the upgrade, click the Check your PC link.
The Get Windows 10 app will check your PC to see if it, your apps, and peripheral devices attached to the computer, meet the system requirements to be compatible with Windows 10. The result of the check will display within the window. In our case, the Windows 7 PC met the system requirements.
A notation at the base of the results screen asks that you also run the Windows 10 compatibility checker on your system again at a later time to ensure that it has either become compatible, or has remained compatible. The date in which the Windows 10 compatibility checker last ran conveniently displays at the base of the window. If you are curious about specifically what is covered by the report, click the What this report covers link, also located at the base of the window.
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