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Bust the myth upgrade xp to windows 7 final

  1. 1. Can We Bust This Myth? “There Is No Way to Upgrade a Windows XP Computer to Windows 7”<br />Harold Wong<br />blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong<br />
  2. 2. The Myth<br />There Is No Way to Upgrade a Windows XP Computer to Windows 7<br />
  3. 3. Channel Web Network (CRN) did this in February 2009<br />http://www.crn.com/software/214502800<br />WAIT A SECOND!!!<br />
  4. 4. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010<br />What is MDT 2010?<br />A free solution accelerator, available for download from http://www.microsoft.com/mdt<br />Provides pre-tested and easy-to-use tools, as well as guidance and best practices, for Windows deployment projects<br />Simplifies Windows deployment<br />What’s new?<br />MDT 2010 Update 1 Beta is now available!<br />Sign up via http://connect.microsoft.com/, found under “Solution Accelerators”, Microsoft Deployment Connection program<br />
  5. 5. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010<br />How do we take it from out-of-the-box “it just works” to “it does exactly what I need”?<br />There are many opportunities for customization<br />We can incrementally tweak many different things<br />Scripts, wizards, rules, task sequences, database, web services, etc.<br />
  6. 6. Upgrade defined<br />During an upgrade, existing user settings are retained, as well as installed applications<br />http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749581(WS.10).aspx<br />(2006)<br />So how do people move from Windows XP to Windows 7 then?<br />
  7. 7. Our Mission in this session<br />Upgrade a Windows XP computer<br />Computer has:<br />Office and other applications<br />Data is 60 GB of data<br />Outlook Data<br />Word Data<br />Pictures<br />Videos<br />And spend as little time as possible!<br />
  8. 8. What Are Our Options?<br />Windows XP-to-Windows Vista-to-Windows7 using setup.exe<br />Manual migration and install from DVD<br />Drive Cloning based on a Reference Windows 7 Install<br />Automated Migration with Applications and Drivers<br />
  9. 9. Method #1: Windows XP-to-Windows Vista-to-Windows7 Using Setup.exe<br />We’ll start with Windows XP SP3<br />Upgrade to Windows Vista SP2 using Setup.exe,<br />Then we’ll upgrade to Windows 7<br />Ugh… We’re not gonna do this!<br />
  10. 10. Method #2: Manual Migration and Install from DVD<br />We’ll start with Windows XP SP3<br />Migrate data off it with the Windows Easy Transfer tool<br />Install Windows 7 from a DVD<br />Install applications<br />Migrate data back with Windows Easy Transfer<br />You’ve got to be kidding, I have over 50 machines to do!!!!<br />
  11. 11. Method #3:Drive Cloning based on a Reference Windows 7 Install<br />We’ll start with Windows XP SP3<br />Clone the hard drive of a Windows 7 machine with applications<br />Migrate the user data from the Windows XP machine<br />Apply the cloned hard drive file to the XP SP3 machine<br />Migrate the Windows XP SP3 user data back on to Windows 7<br />We’re getting close, but this is still not what we want!!!<br />
  12. 12. Method #4: Automated Migration with Applications and Drivers<br />We’ll start with Windows XP SP3<br />Populate an environment with Windows 7, applications and drivers<br />Build automation to do the entire Windows XP to Windows 7 move<br />Build a bootable USB stick with all the automation and files<br />Migrate the Windows XP SP3 system to Windows 7<br />This is more like it!! I like this method!!!! <br />
  13. 13. Scenario:<br />Creating a Bootable USB Deployment Stick<br />Let’s Do It!!!!!<br />
  14. 14. Configure Deployment Assets<br />Create Deployment Share<br />Add Operation Systems, Application, Drivers And Packages<br />
  15. 15. Results<br />
  16. 16. To upgrade your PC from Windows XP to Windows 7, you'll need to select the Custom option during Windows 7 installation<br />http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7<br />Upgrade defined in 2009…<br />
  17. 17. What’s an “Upgrade”?<br />So There is a Double-standard for the Word “upgrade” between IT pros and consumers?<br />“Custom Install?”<br />WTF?<br />Does Anyone Actually Call a “clean install” a “custom install” Though?<br />
  18. 18. Create USB Deployment Stick<br />Create Bootable USB<br />Copy Media Files to USB<br />Upgrade Windows XP Machine<br />
  19. 19. Conclusion<br />Did We Bust the Myth?!?!?<br />Would you even want to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 using the setup.exe anyway?<br />MDT 2010 Is a Great Tool to Use for Windows Deployments<br />
  20. 20. Call to Action and Resources<br />Download MDT 2010 Update 1!<br />http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd407791.aspx<br />Participate in the community:<br />http://connect.microsoft.com to submit bugs and feedback<br />TechNet Forum for MDT at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/mdt for questions<br />MDT-OSD and MSSMS mailing lists hosted by http://www.myitforum.com<br />Get help:<br />Microsoft Customer Support Services and Premier Support<br />Microsoft Consulting Services and other partners<br />Free consulting through http://www.microsoftddps.com<br />Check out the blogs:<br />http://blogs.technet.com/mniehaus<br />http://blogs.technet.com/msdeployment<br />http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys<br />
  21. 21. © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. <br />MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.<br />