In addition to the recent extension on Windows 7 to XP downgrades, the company hopes this tool will aid with a smooth launch for and transition to their latest operating system. Unless you’re a curious home user, the MAP toolkit is more appropriate for weeding out the weak links in a corporate IT infrastructure.
If you simply want to test your PCs compatibility with Windows 7, make use of the lighter (6.3MB) Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor beta 1.0 (or test drive RC1). Otherwise, MAP v4 can be downloaded via TechNet, and requires Windows Server 2003, Vista or XP Pro to run.
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