Date Added: Nov 2009
A critical, but often overlooked, step in the Microsoft Windows 7 migration process is determining if the organization's myriad of applications will successfully install to Windows 7. Without investing large amounts of time and expertise in manually installing and testing applications in a prototype Windows 7 environment, it's difficult to determine the types of installation problems the organization might experience. Some common application installation issues with Windows 7 have the potential to derail a migration. These include the inability to automate installation routines, and applications that are configured incorrectly or don't install at all. Often the IT department may not discover a configuration issue until end-users try to use a critical application and call to report problems.