windows 7 upgrade

  • Windows 7 migration: 8 things that are bound to happen

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 8:29 am

    When it comes to a Windows 7 migration, forewarned is forearmed. Here are some of the hiccups, lessons learned, and advice from IT professionals.
  • Windows 7 Migrations: Five Real Challenges & Lessons Learned

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    Having done thousands of Windows 7 upgrades, IT services company Technisource is well-versed in the challenges involved. Here are five pitfalls and ways to stay ahead of the upgrade curve.
  • Windows 7 migration: Don't rush the prep work

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 9:58 am

    The more you know about the upgrade targets and their hardware details, applications, peripherals, and current operating system, the easier the upgrade process. Don't wing the inventory tracking with sticky notes and hope you keep the details straight, because you can't.
  • Dell, HP customers rage at Windows 7 upgrade delays

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 9:57 pm

    Dell and HP customers are angry that they have not yet received the Windows 7 upgrades promised them when they purchased new PCs earlier this year, according to messages on the companies' support forums.
  • Microsoft confirms Windows 7 install trick is legal

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 1:31 pm

    Microsoft today confirmed that users can apply a workaround trick to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive as long as they toe the licensing line.
  • Is Your Windows 7 Install Illegal?

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 1:12 pm

    Microsoft issued a friendly reminder in a blog post earlier this week that if you installed Windows 7 on a blank hard drive using an upgrade disc, your Windows installation is illegal. Well, maybe... but I'll get to that in a second.
  • Windows 7 endless reboot answer evades Microsoft

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Some Windows users remained stymied today by endless reboots after trying to upgrade their PCs to Windows 7, according to messages posted on Microsoft's support forum.
  • Seven tips to migrate and manage Windows 7

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system could drive upgrades across Windows XP and Vista environments. Industry watchers and experts advise how to smoothly transition and maintain a new environment.
  • 'Surprised' Microsoft reacts to Windows 7 upgrade snag

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Microsoft executives acknowledged that they were surprised by the snafu that prevented some college students from upgrading their Vista PCs to Windows 7, but said the company had taken steps to remedy the problem.
  • Microsoft blames Windows 7 upgrade mess on user confusion

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 8:02 pm

    Microsoft blames user confusion for the problems many have encountered trying to move from Vista to Windows 7 after buying a discounted upgrade offered to college students.
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Woes: Endless Reboots, Product Key Problems

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 7:59 pm

    Call it the legacy of Microsoft's Vista operating system. PC users upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 have run into a variety of hair pulling problems since last Thursday when Windows 7 launched. Complaints range from endless reboots to refusals by Windows to accept Microsoft's assigned product keys.
  • Your Windows 7 Upgrade: Why and How

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:19 am

    Having trouble deciding whether to upgrade to Microsoft's newest? If so, you may be better off waiting. Upgrading to Windows 7 is not a no-brainer for most users.
  • Windows 7 upgrade paralyzes some PCs with endless reboots

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:37 am

    Some users trying to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 have seen their PCs crippled by an endless series of reboots, according to reports on Microsoft's support forum.
  • What You Should Know About Upgrading From XP to Win 7

    Posted October 25, 2009 - 8:54 pm

    Now that Windows 7 is here, the three out of four users who have rejected Windows Vista and clung to the tried and true Windows XP can breathe a sigh of relief and consider moving to the new flagship operating system.
  • Microsoft unwraps netbook Windows 7 upgrade tool

    Posted October 25, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    Microsoft has released a tool that lets netbook owners install Windows 7 on their machines using a USB flash drive, sidestepping the usual requirement of a DVD drive.
  • Windows 7 install trick saves up to $100

    Posted October 23, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    Users can do a "clean" installation of Windows 7 using an upgrade license to save $80-$100 over the price of a "full" edition, a popular blog reported today.
  • Five Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 9:46 pm

    Today is the day. The curtain has been raised and the confetti has fallen. Windows 7 is here. After the problems with the launch of Windows Vista-- both real and perceived-- many users are cautious about jumping on Windows 7 too quickly. Let's look at 5 reasons why you should make the switch to Windows 7 today.
  • Corporate users seek move to Windows 7, but planning incomplete

    Posted October 22, 2009 - 11:27 am

    A Forrester Research study shows a majority of users plan to move to Windows 7, but the big question in when.
  • Windows 7 upgrade: What you can, can't, and should do

    Posted October 20, 2009 - 8:23 am

    Upgrading to Windows 7 carries a lot of baggage, warns William Stanek, author of Windows 7: The Definitive Guide. Here, he offers a quick guide to available in-place upgrade options as well as advice for moving up to 64bit architecture and using Windows 7's XP mode.
  • Windows 7? Don't Upgrade, Buy A New PC

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    Yes, you can upgrade from XP to Windows 7, but is it really worth it?
  • 7 tools to ease your Windows 7 rollout

    Posted October 13, 2009 - 11:09 am

    Why suffer? When it comes to upgrading Windows clients, preparation is the difference between a smooth transition and a horrible experience for both you and your users.
  • Ready for Windows 7? Here's how to deploy it right

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    How should you upgrade to Windows 7? The answers depend on several factors specific to your environment, but here are the key decisions and options you'll have to address to ensure a successful migration to Windows 7.
  • Windows 7 Upgrade Checklist

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 11:46 am

    Confirm that you have all of the following at hand before you start the Windows 7 upgrade.
  • How to Upgrade From XP to Windows 7

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 11:32 am

    You had good reason to stick with XP and skip the Vista experience entirely. But now that the folks at Microsoft have created a new operating system that's worth moving to, they haven't made the upgrade easy, because you have to perform a clean install of the OS. Here are the issues you need to be aware of, and how to handle them. Then read the main article, "How to Upgrade to Windows 7" for more information on the process.
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