Thu, Oct 22 2009 22:32
Putting Windows 7 on an older machine is putting "Lipstick on a Pig".
As Tim Barrett said, putting Windows 7 on an older machine is putting "Lipstick on a Pig".
Windows 7: Crystal Meth for Geeks Q*A :: Third Tier:
Amy will be posting up the slide deck and the recording but here's the Q&A log already.
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Question: Can I upgrade directly to W7 from XP64?
One question that I see that I want to make real clear on the answer. You cannot inplace upgrade from 32bit to 64bit. You cannot inplace upgrade from XP to Windows 7. While in theory you can do an inplace from XP 32bit to Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32 bit and conversely you could do a 64bit XP to Vista 64bit to Win7 64bit ... The reality is that's a LOOOOONGGG inplace migration you are looking at with possible weirdness at the end.
A clean install runs approx 20 minutes. Inplace upgrades have taken 4 to 6 hours a pop.
Consider using the Microsoft Desktop Deployment as well.
Upgrading to Windows 7 for Small and Midsize Businesses:
Solution Accelerators | Microsoft Connect:
Look for the webcast to be available for download at http://www.thirdtier.net/store/
Filed under: Windows 7