Mon, Aug 20 2012 22:44
Windows 7 Ultimate migration path to Windows 8
According to your description, I understand that you would like to know how to proceed migration from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8. If there has been any misunderstanding, please feel free to let me know.
You are right that it’s not supported to upgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj203353.aspx). Hence, clean install will be the only option for the current upgrade path. Considering the data migration when trying to upgrading Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Enterprise, we have two different ways as below:
• For standalone user.
• For domain (Small Business) user.
For standalone user, easy transfer will be the effective way to help migrate the following material:
Files and folders including photos, music, videos, documents, email messages and contacts
User accounts and user account settings
Application configuration data files and settings
Several Windows configuration settings stored in the registry
For domain (Small Business) user, we could use either MDT/Powershell to migrate data.
(I wonder if one can use the cversion.ini trick? See http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3075/how-to-upgrade-the-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/ for it working going from Win7 rc to RTM)
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