Avatar of A A
 asked on

Most efficient method for migrate win 7 to win 10 without losing data,apps,drivers and checklist to be taken into account

I would like to migrate win 7 to win 10 pcs with the minimum risks so all applications and drivers and data remains secure what is the most effective methods that dont involve risks for drivers,apps,data,what are checklist to done before doing migration
I hope to write procedures in details
Windows 10Windows 7SCCMPC* Data Migration

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon
William Fulks

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question

Simple answer is - take backup of your existing configuration, check the system for free room and errors on C: drive. Then perform upgrade.
There is a compatibility check from Windows 10 that can tell you if your apps and drivers are ok with Windows 10. Do it.
If everything will run as you expect it? Nobody can tell you that. Upgrade is a kind of russian roulette. 5 chances it will work and 1 chance it can fail. But in this case you have your backup.
And yes, hardware specs: 8GB RAM, i3 or similar CPU plus at least 30GB space on drive.

Could you please to let me know regarding to in place with sccm’, usmt, easy transfer
Do you mean win 10 compatibility advisor?
Waiting for response to 2 Questions above

Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

Question 1: https://www.prajwaldesai.com/in-place-upgrade-to-windows-10-enterprise-with-sccm/ this guidance shows it in a very good way.
Question 2: yes, I mean that advisor.

Need more info and comments from all experts please

what do you need?   more info is unlimited ...
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
Sean Bravener

without getting make/model of your computers as well as common applications in use there is not a lot the experts can provide.  I have personally worked projects that compiled lists of applications and went to the vendor for each one of them and checked compatibility.  then they had to upgrade each app to a win 10 version before the migration.  I spent 8 weeks with them on that project and only migrated a fraction of the users but had compiled over 1000 common apps to be upgraded.
you need to provide us with more information if you want us to help.

there is Always a risk - so best have a good backup first
here a good guide  how it is done, and what to look for :  https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/139745-upgrade-windows-10-windows-7-free.html
if you need more info - tell us about WHAT you need more info

I recently upgraded an old Win7 based laptop to Win10 and it caused me a lot of work, because I wanted to keep all the programs and settings. The reason of much work were updates which once failed to install and I needed to repair this manually. So in you case you would first need to test each machine if all Windows 7 updates are installed. The Win10 upgrade advisor was not really helpful in my case. Till you test all machines for successful update install (win7) and if they have enough free space - do not start upgrade to Win10.
This is the best money I have ever spent. I cannot not tell you how many times these folks have saved my bacon. I learn so much from the contributors.

A A could you please give us some feedback ??