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    Get Windows 10 app - Check Compatibility Report for Windows 10

    Check Get Windows 10 app Compatibility Report for Windows 10 in Window 7 and 8.1
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    Check Get Windows 10 app Compatibility Report for Windows 10 in Window 7 and 8.1

    information   Information
    The compatibility report in the Get Windows 10 app makes sure your PC can run Windows 10. The report also lists any problems with your devices, apps, PC, and other important info you need to know before you upgrade.

    Microsoft regularly test different apps and devices for compatibility and will update the report if we discover any changes. Find more detailed info about the compatibility of a specific app or device at the Windows Compatibility Center.

    This tutorial will show you how to check the compatibility report in the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app to make sure your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC can run Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Compatibility report for Windows 10: FAQ


    What does it mean if a device is listed?

    If there's a problem with a device connected to your PC, it means your PC can run Windows 10, but the device won't work correctly after the upgrade because it isn't fully compatible. For example, your display might not work at the highest resolution, you might not hear audio from your speakers, or your printer might not work.

    In some cases, installing an updated device driver will fix compatibility problems with devices. For more detailed info about the compatibility of your device with Windows 10, go to the Windows Compatibility Center.

    What does it mean if an app is listed?

    It means your PC can run Windows 10, but there might be a problem with the app. The report will show you:

    •Apps you'll need to uninstall because they cause problems with the upgrade process.

    •Apps you'll need to reinstall or update after the upgrade.

    •Apps that won't work correctly or won't work at all with Windows 10.

    This list will show again when you start the upgrade to Windows 10, including any apps that can be reinstalled after, and walk you through how to uninstall apps.

    Why did I see a notification about Windows Media Center?

    You’ll see this message if you’re using Windows Media Center on your PC. Windows Media Center isn't available as part of Windows 10 and will be removed during the upgrade. After the upgrade is done you won’t be able to install Windows Media Center.

    Why did I see a notification about language packs?

    You’ll see this message if you have any language packs installed on your PC. Language packs need to be removed during the upgrade because they might cause problems with the upgrade process. You’ll be able to install language packs after the upgrade is done.

    Why did I see a notification that I won't be able to restore factory settings?

    You’ll see this message if the manufacturer set up your PC to run from a compressed Windows image file and included an option to restore factory settings. After the upgrade, you won't be able to restore factory settings, but other recovery options will be available.

    What does it mean if a report isn't available?

    Microsoft's servers run the report on a specific schedule. Depending on when your report is scheduled, it might take up to two weeks for the first report to appear. In the meantime, you can still reserve your upgrade. When it’s time to start your upgrade to Windows 10, we’ll run another report to make sure there aren’t any problems with your apps, devices, or PC. For more info about the system requirements for your PC, see Windows 10 system requirements.

    How often does the report run?

    The report runs automatically about once a month. If you installed apps or devices recently, or made changes to your PC, the report might not reflect these changes.

    What does it mean if my PC can't run Windows 10?

    If your PC doesn’t meet the system requirements or includes incompatible hardware, it means you won’t be able to upgrade your PC to Windows 10.

    Have additional questions?

    Post a new question in the forum.




    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Get Windows 10 app icon on the taskbar notification area. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Do step 3 (check) or step 4 (view) below for how you would like to check or view your PC's compatibility report.


     3. To Check your PC Compatibility for Windows 10

    A) Click/tap on the "hamburger" style menu button at the top left corner in the Get Windows 10 app. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Click/tap on Check your PC under Getting the upgrade, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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     4. To Check your PC Compatibility for Windows 10

    A Click/tap on the View report link, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. You will now see the compatibility report to see if Windows 10 will work on your PC. This report will vary per system. (see screenshots below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Joined : Apr 2015
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    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 64Bit Build 10240
       2015-06-07 #1

    I have not seen the w10 app does this mean I won't be ale to upgrade my tablet it is running 8.1 at present mind you it was a cheap on from Argos a bush my tablet
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-06-07 #2

    Hello Arfer,

    Double check to make sure that you have all Windows Updates installed.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

    If you do, then yeah it usually means that the PC won't support Windows 10.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,954
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-06-07 #3

    Here are a couple of screenshots with installed windows 8.1 update, so you can compare
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  4. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,954
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-06-21 #4

    My report screen has changed from the above step #4, to a new look, it's still good and I am reserved. I was just curious if yours' has changed to Shawn, or if it's because I turned off Magician Rapid(when I noticed it, but can't believe that would be the reason).

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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,467
    Windows 10
       2015-06-21 #5

    Cliff S said: View Post
    My report screen has changed from the above step #4, to a new look, it's still good and I am reserved. I was just curious if yours' has changed to Shawn, or if it's because I turned off Magician Rapid(when I noticed it, but can't believe that would be the reason).

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    just had a check and mine has changed also, same as above

    also mentions about it being free instead of £99.99
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,954
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-06-21 #6

    Thanks Paul, maybe an update or some kind of timer made the change then.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,467
    Windows 10
       2015-06-21 #7

    One other thing I noticed, not sure if its changed

    Install when you receive a notification after 29 July

    My Bolding, I thought the idea of reserving was so it would be available on 29th July, not after
    But I might be putting 2 and 2 together and making 5
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  8. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,954
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-06-21 #8

    Do you mean this:
    What happens when I reserve?



    When you reserve, you can confirm your device is compatible with Windows 10. Between reservation and when your upgrade is ready, the files you need for the upgrade will be downloaded to your PC to make the final installation go more quickly. Then, when your upgrade is ready after July 29, 2015, you get a notification that lets you get started with your upgrade.


    It starts on the 29th, but probably the final changes will be made then and downloaded to GWX then we'll get an email or something. And being in Europe and not the West Coast of the US, the time zone probably comes into play(just guessing) like here in Germany patch Tuesday starts at 19:00 where as I believe at Redmond it's 11:00.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,467
    Windows 10
       2015-06-21 #9

    This is the screen I am referring to, I might have assumed things originally, I thought it was going to download sometime between now and the 29th, then on the 29th it would be available to install

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