The latest trend noticed in organizations and business firms is the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7. What triggered such a trend was Microsoft’s decision to terminate the Windows XP support. To speed up the transition from outdated Operating Systems to the latest Operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8, Microsoft has announced advanced Windows 7 help for those Windows OS users.
If you are planning to migrate to Windows 7 rather than go for a fresh install, well, you need to take care of a few things to a avoid obvious challenges such as data loss, migration failure, end-user downtime and so on.
Five Things to Remember While Migrating To Windows 7
Microsoft experts remind users to keep in mind 5 steps in order to avoid any migration failures. For your convenience and benefit, I have decided to include them here.
Determine what you want to do with your PC
Before choosing Windows 7 to migrate to, finalize what you are actually going to use your PC for after migrating to the new OS. In fact, Windows 7 is an ideal Operating System for users ranging from schoolchildren to housewives to computer professionals.
Consider the impact the OS migration makes
If you are an employer who has to assign a project to the employees, make sure that you own an Operating System that most of your employees possess. For instance, your employees have Windows XP and you own Windows 7, there might be some compatibility issues when you try to open a file, which your employees send you or the other way around.
Well, when you migrate to the new Operating System, you might need to change the entire list of applications that you have been running on the previous Operating System owing to compatibility issues.
Go for the Upgrade approach
You can upgrade to the new Operating system either by running an upgrade CD or via an online upgrade service. Choose between these two options.
Find out about the hardware requirements
If you are using an older hardware, you might need to upgrade the hardware to enable Windows 7 to run smoothly. Check whether you have the hardware required for running Windows 7. You could contact the Windows 7 help for this.
Follow these guidelines, before migrating to the Windows 7 OS; you must now be able to take the right decision. Enjoy your computing.