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Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade vs. Replacement Checklist

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

Are there any 32-bit operating systems needing to become 64-bit? If so, does the hardware architecture support it, and will it need additional or improved/ upgraded resources (e.g. more RAM)? Are there any Professional edition devices upgrading to Enterprise, or Enterprise to Enterprise? Are there any Home edition devices used in the business?

Train users. If users are unfamiliar with Windows 10 we can provide training to minimize the disruption to their operation.Perform a pilot deployment. Our advanced toolset will allow us to automate the in-place upgrades with ease. A pilot deployment will ensure the execution of the migration proceeds as expected. Deploying to a small test group first will pay dividends over the duration of the project.

If you find that a majority of your devices have aged out and do not meet minimum specifications for an upgrade, here are our recommendations for replacement of devices. We’d like to work with you to help you find the right path forward. Contact our team today. If you want to achieve results, then it is advisable for you to buy new systems which are pre-equipped with Windows 10. You might have crucial software that is compatible with Windows 7 but with Windows 7 EOL notice, it is clear that Microsoft will no longer be rolling out security updates which will make your data vulnerable. Therefore, it is necessary for you to tactfully choose whether your systems need an upgrade or a replacement.

To help you ensure that you are making the right choice between upgrading and replacement, we have listed several parameters that you can check prior to making your decision.

Have further questions? Then it's best to consult a trusted provider of IT Support and a known expert on Cybersecurity in Auckland - call Tony at 021-804-602 or visit PC Onsite for more information.

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