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Windows 7 deployment

By alaa_yehya5 ·
I have 300 pc(think center/lenovo) using windows xp on all.I want to deploy windows 7 and install it on all the pc but once a time to consume time.I don't want to upgrade each pc alone and from cd.is there way to upgrade windows xp to windows 7 for all the pcs at the same time or for group of pcs.
note that I am using Altiris deployment software.

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There is no easy solution here

by OH Smeg In reply to Windows 7 deployment

Depending on which version of 7 you want to move to most require a Clean Install when moving from XP you can however load 1 and make a Image from that and use that to install 7 if you but a Volume License Copy and the necessary number of Licenses.

This may be of assistance to you the 7 Upgrade Paths

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/dd772579(WS.10).aspx

OH and 7 comes on a DVD not a CD if that is any help.

You also should use the Windows 7 Computability Tool ACT 5.5 to see if your existing workstations and software comply with 7 Requirements.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/aa905066.aspx

Col

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by alaa_yehya5 In reply to There is no easy solution ...

I want to make upgrade from xp to windows 7 not clean installation but I want to keep all the customizations and applications.can I make image and deploy it over network?

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XP - Windows 7 is NOT an upgrade path. See chart ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows 7 deployment

http://www.lockergnome.com/marcerickson/files/2009/10/windows7-upgrade-chart.png

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That may very well be what you want

by OH Smeg In reply to Windows 7 deployment

But it's not possible.

There is no Upgrade from XP to 7 according to M$ themselves. That is why I posted the Official M$ documents.

The problem here is how M$ name their Upgrade it's not really a Upgrade as it requires a clean Install but as M$ allow a Move from XP to 7 at a much reduced price that is their definition of Upgrade Unfortunately though it's not a Upgrade per say but a new install at a reduced cost to buying copies of 7.

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See if this will help

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows 7 deployment

Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/ee150430.aspx

Please be aware that there is no upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7, only from Windows XP to Windows Vista and then Windows Vista to Windows 7. You can, however, use the User State Migration Tool (USMT) to keep the data in place and re-deploy just the Operating System. Guidance on the process is available in the Pilot and Deploy Windows 7 section on Springboard.

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=altiris

https://kb.altiris.com/display/1/index.asp?c=&cpc=&cid=&cat=&catURL=&r=0.3691675


Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349343(WS.10).aspx

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Windows 7

by JessicaD421 In reply to Windows 7 deployment

Alaa_yehaya5,

Please note that when migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 you will not have an "in place upgrade" option. You will however have the option to select "custom" install when prompted. The Windows 7 install process will then copy all of your data in "My Documents" over to a Windows.old folder within Windows 7 itself. All applications and documents stored in other locations will have to be reinstalled / transferred manually.

For additional assistance with the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7, please go here: http://tinyurl.com/mhbep4

Jessica
Microsoft Windows Client Team

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