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Video: Three critical issues to consider before upgrading to Windows 7

IT professionals can already download Windows 7 from Microsoft, and the retail release happens on October 22. Now is the time to determine how the new OS will affect you. As Bill Detwiler explains, IT departments should consider hardware requirements, upgrade paths, and driver compatibility before rolling out Windows 7.

IT professionals can already download Windows 7 through Microsoft's TechNet or MSDN, and the retail release will take place on October 22. Now is the time to determine how the new Microsoft operating system will affect your organization. As I explain in this TR Dojo video, IT departments should consider hardware requirements, upgrade paths, and driver compatibility before rolling out Windows 7.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or you can also read Debra Shinder's article, "10 questions to consider when planning a Windows 7 upgrade," on which this video is based. To learn more about moving from the Windows 7 beta to the Windows 7 RC, check out Brad Bird's article, "Upgrade path to Windows 7 RC from the Windows 7 beta release."

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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