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Five things to keep in mind as Windows XP end of life approaches

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There's no direct Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade path

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The architectural differences between the two operating systems make a direct Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade impossible. User profiles and data can easily migrate from XP to Windows 7, but applications require new installations. And if your organization has 16-bit applications, they won't run on the 64-bit version of Windows 7. So if you thought you could wait until April 8, flip a few switches and call it a day, you have some catching up to do.

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