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Windows 7: Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser will not start manually

06 Jun 2016   #1
krazykat sevenf

Windows 7 PRO 64 bit
 
 
Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser will not start manually

Hello,

I hope I am posting in the correct forum. Let me know if I should post in a different winfows7 forum or the windows10 forum.

I have Windows 7 PRO (64bit) and cannot find a way to make an update to the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser.

What I have done:
Downloaded and installed KB3035583. I have the windows (flag /) icon in my task tray and successfully ran the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser. A report was generated on 5/26/2016 saying my PC (a desktop) was compatible and there was one software program that needed to be removed.

The software program is an “ older” copy of Acronis Home backup. I updated the Acronis program to a new version, and verified the new version works and makes backups.

I want to re-run the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser to verify my PC is now fully 100% compatible and the report does not list the Acronis software as incompatible.
I have been unable to find a way to manually run Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser.

When I open the Windows 10 task tray icon I appear to be stuck at the completion of the last run (report dated 5/26/2016) with no way to request and update.

I did a Google search on how to manually start Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser.
Two pages listed the following elevated command prompt to manually start Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser.

Open an elevated command prompt window, type the following command, and hit Enter:
schtasks.exe /Run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"

Here is a screen shot (attached) of the elevated command window showing the commands I sent (which match the screenshot on the Google page).
I sent the first command and waited about an hour and a half and then checked for an updated report in the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser. There appeared to no change, text of report is the same; Acronis software still flagged as a problem and the report was still dated 5/26/2016.

I sent the second, identical command. It has now been over 4 hours and a check of the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser report shows no change. Text of report is the same; Acronis software still flagged as a problem and the report was still dated 5/26/2016.








What am I doing wrong? I need to have a current dated report showing the compatibility of the Acronis software status, so I can make changes or remove. Is there a way to manually start the Windows 10 Compatibility Appraiser and generate a current dated report?

I looked at the Task Scheduler and as far as I could tell the task scheduler , under Setup, gwx is supposed to run at log on. It may be running, but not generating an updated report. I am not familiar with the Task Scheduler, so my interpretation is probably not correct.

Suggestions and tips greatly appreciated,

krazykat




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06 Jun 2016   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazykat sevenf View Post
I need to have a current dated report showing the compatibility of the Acronis software status, so I can make changes or remove.
Do you need to have this purely to know if your machine is OK for Windows 10, to your own satisfaction?

Or do you need it for some other reason---like a class assignment requirement or because your boss told you that's what he wants?

If it's only for your own satisfaction, I'd figure that if it passed on the first attempt other than for Acronis, that it would pass now other than maybe for Acronis. I'd ignore it and worry about Acronis later if Acronis in fact proved to be a problem later on. Maybe replace Acronis with some other application if necessary.

But I wouldn't spend a lot of time worrying about the compatibility report, particularly since you already passed it other than Acronis.

I can't recall the last time someone posted on this forum about the official Microsoft report.

And I can't recall a time a PC was compatible with Win 7 Pro 64 and was not compatible with Win 10, but I suppose that's possible.

But maybe you have other reasons?
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06 Jun 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I wouldn't worry too much about compatibility because 100% needs to be and is recommended to be clean installed anyway

So if you want to upgrade do so but realize a clean install is pretty much mandatory so keep an image of the current install in case you don't like win-10.

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
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06 Jun 2016   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The Compatibility report isn't always correct. A friend, with a Gateway desktop, recently upgraded from 7 to 10 without problems. However, the compatibility report showed his NVIDIA video was not compatible.
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17 Jun 2016   #5
krazykat sevenf

Windows 7 PRO 64 bit
 
 

THANKS for the replies --- do appreciate the comments.

Answer to ignatzatsonic

Do you need to have this purely to know if your machine is OK for Windows 10, to your own satisfaction?

Just for my own satisfaction; no boss involved and I finished school a long time ago. The other comments indicate the compatibility "appraisal" may not be 100% accurate anyway (why am I not surprised?). That is what full disk image backup is for. I will continue with the upgrade and see what happens.

Thanks again for all the replies.
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17 Jun 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In one respect I was told my Acer mother board was not compatible with secure boot
It was actually correct but all I had to do is disable fast start inside win-10's power options or more accurately
Disable hibernation using cmd
powercfg -h off
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