WV Upgrade Advisor beta fails - cannot run WinSat

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  1. CajunGypsy

    CajunGypsy Guest

    I have attempted to run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor beta software on
    both my home laptop and my desktop computer at work. In both instances, the
    Hardware Assessment section has displayed an error message: "Windows Vista
    Upgrade Advisor could not run Winsat. System compatibility status could not
    be evaluated. " I cannot find a program called WinSat on my system, nor a
    downloadable installer for it online. Can someone explain to me why this has
    happened?
     
    CajunGypsy, May 19, 2006
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  2. Thats because WinSAT is not available in Windows XP, its a feature of Vista.

    "The Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) is a benchmarking tool designed
    into Windows Vista that generates scores based on system performance. It
    will analyze the graphics subsystem, the processor, the memory, the hard
    drive, and other critical components of the system and then calculate a
    total score. You can use this score to compare your system performance to
    that of any other Windows Vista system."

    http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/winlogo/VistaLogofaq.mspx
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    Andre Da Costa, May 19, 2006
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  3. CajunGypsy

    CajunGypsy Guest

    Dear Mr. Da Costa:

    Well, this is a fine Catch-22. How the hell am I supposed to determine if my
    hardware can run Vista if the software that's supposed to tell me this can
    only run on Vista?! Should I just count on the RAM and chip speed and hope
    for the best when Vista does come out, or will it be
    shell-out-for-a-new-laptop time?

    Matt Leger
     
    CajunGypsy, May 19, 2006
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  4. Andre Da Costa, May 19, 2006
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  5. ran just fine on 3 xp pro computers here....

    Chris
     
    Chris Sidener, May 19, 2006
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  6. And a search shows winsat.exe as part of the downloaded
    and installed advisor...

    Chris
     
    Chris Sidener, May 19, 2006
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  7. A lot of it still works though - stick it in the System32 folder, and go to
    the Run command, type in "winsat" and then the command afterwards - winsat
    aurora works pretty well on mine :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker, May 19, 2006
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  8. I got the same error. Couldn't find winsat.exe .
     
    michael e dziatkowicz, May 19, 2006
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  9. Should be in the Program Files folder where you installed the Upgrade
    Advisor...
    If anyone wants it, I don't mind putting it on my server for download - all
    you need is the winsat.exe application and that's about it -
    www.vistabase.co.uk/winsat.exe :eek:)

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    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, May 19, 2006
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  10. it's there but for some reason when i run the program it tells me it can't
    find it/
     
    michael e dziatkowicz, May 20, 2006
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  11. Well it'll be a bug with the application no doubt then :eek:)

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    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, May 20, 2006
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