• Tony Liu

Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade vs. Replacement Checklist

With Windows 7 End of Life, your organization will need to determine whether upgrading devices is sufficient or replacement of devices is necessary.


To help you make this choice, download this checklist to consider when looking to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 successfully.


Upgrade vs. Replacement With Windows 7 End of Life, your organization will need to determine whether upgrading devices is sufficient or replacement of devices is necessary. To help you make this choice, here is a checklist to consider when looking to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 successfully.


Check hardware details. Identify devices that will meet the minimum hardware specifications necessary for a desirable and productive level of performance. The minimum hardware recommendations from Microsoft are often insufficient toward being productive in the long term, resulting in device hardware being replaced sooner than expected.


Verify application compatibility. Determine which applications you have installed on your current Windows 7 estate, and check they will be compatible with the new Windows operating system. Any applications with known incompatibilities will receive a recommendation from us on how to proceed.



Confirm licensing compliance. The audit of devices and applications is the ideal time to verify your business has sufficient licenses for Windows 10. In some cases, newer Windows 7 devices may already have a license for an upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft has become vigilant in pursuing companies out of compliance with licensing. We will help to ensure your devices are properly licensed for use.


Decide whether to replace the device, perform a clean install or an in-place upgrade on the current device. There are several factors to bear in mind when considering an “In-Place” migration.


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