How to Manually Run the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser

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May 25, 2016

If you are planning on upgrading to the new version of Windows 10, you should know a few compatibility issues have troubled a considerable number of users. Some computers are not compatible with the Windows 10 device and app. Let’s take a look at how to run the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser and help you troubleshoot some Windows 10 error messages.

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How to Manually Run the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser

If you make changes to your computer, you might find you have to manually run the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser for an immediate system check. Here is how you do it. Initiate an elevated command prompt window and run the command below by cutting and pasting it in and hitting “enter”:

schtasks.exe /Run /TN “MicrosoftWindowsApplication ExperienceMicrosoft Compatibility Appraiser”

It might take upwards of 15 20 minutes for the scan to complete and the appraiser to function. Go ahead and open the “Get Windows 10 app” and you will see the new compatibility details are shown. In the even you do not perform a manual run of the appraiser, it will still operate on its own at a pre-established time and provide an update of all the pertinent compatibility information.

What to Do if You Get the “Windows 10 Will Not Run on This PC” Message

If you get a message that Windows 10 will not operate on the PC when running the Get Windows 10 Compatibility Checker App, do not fret; keep reading to find out potential causes and solutions. It is likely the message will also include the following: “Unfortunately Windows 10 cannot be installed on this PC. Would you like to shop for new PCs online? Here’s why Window 10 can’t be installed on this PC.”

This message could be displayed for a myriad of reasons. It is possible your computer is not supported. Or, maybe the VMWare SVGA 3D or Parallels Display Adapter (WDDM) might not be supported. It is also possible the Mobile Inter ® 945 Express Chipset Family might be causing problems. In general, if your computer can operate Windows 8.1, you should not have any issues.

If you receive the above referenced error message, you should also check the following:

Determine if your computer adheres to Windows 10 System Requirements. Your processor must be a minimum of one GHz or faster and support SSE2, NX and PAE. If your computer does not support these, an installation of Windows 10 will not be possible. Additionally, make sure your device drivers are all updated. Talk to a hardware technician to determine if you should upgrade components. Don’t forget to perform a manual run of the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser if you make any alterations to your system. Another possible solution is to download the latest drivers and/or find out if the computer manufacturer will soon provide device drivers that are compatible with new editions of the operating system.

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