Solved

Advice on in place upgrade for multiple machines XP to Win7

Posted on 2014-01-22
4
326 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-25
I have a project that I am interested to get opinions on. I use WDS to push fresh images down to reconditioned machines to sell on to third parties. I have been asked to upgrade several large networks. I planned on using the same method however the request is to do in place upgrades XP to Windows 7.
This concerns me as in the past I have run into issues with applications like Symantec AV becoming corrupt or else machine with issues falling over post upgrade. I understand I can run the upgrade wizard first to identify such applications but how realistic is it to upgrade machines that are already on a domain with user applications etc and will WDS do an in place upgrade.
0
Comment
Question by:Sid_F
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
jboddy earned 500 total points
ID: 39801484
Have you looked at this:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee956905%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 End-to-End
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:Sid_F
ID: 39802370
A world of pain! For other people coming across this link I did notice a youtube link which outlines upgrading to vista business first and then win 7.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:jboddy
ID: 39804311
I was going to mention the upgrade path, but thought Vista was an OS too far!
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:McKnife
ID: 39809010
>  how realistic is it to upgrade machines that are already on a domain with user applications etc and will WDS do an in place upgrade
It's very realistic and I have done 2-step-upgrades (even 3-step-upgrades) many times. But you will not be able to automate it using WDS.
Only good news is: if you were to do it (xp->vista->7) you would NOT need a vista license for the process.
0

Featured Post

How our DevOps Teams Maximize Uptime

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us. Read the use case whitepaper.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a introduction in two parts how to utilize Windows Live Movie Maker to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7 operating system.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question