As the end of support for Windows XP approaches and IT shops and users debate the merits and shortcomings of Windows 8, many organizations have found Windows 7 to be reliable even if it's not without challenges. We've gathered advice in this Windows 7 guide on how to migrate from Windows XP, deploy Windows 7 and assess whether Microsoft's operating system meets your needs.
Read tips on Windows 7 troubleshooting, third-party tools and security, and bone up on relevant terminology. Is there any coverage of Windows 7 or other desktop and endpoint technology you'd like us to cover? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avoid a migration meltdown
1. Migrating to Windows 7
Migrations can be tedious, time-consuming and wrought with frustration. Migrating off of Windows XP to Windows 7 is particularly tough, but it can be done. With careful planning, solid best practices, good migration tools and advice from IT administrators who have made the leap, your migration can go smoothly.
Top tools and strategies
2. Windows 7 tips and tricks
Now that you're running Windows 7, you probably have some questions: How can I automate deployment? How do I require users to enter Ctl-Alt-Delete to log in? How can I recreate SteadyState? Does the operating system live up to its promises? Check out these tips and tricks to find what you're looking for in Windows 7 and create the user experience that you want.
Terms and definitions
3. Windows 7 glossary
Brush up on your Windows terminology and dive deeper into the operating system with these definitions.