Posted by: Ed Tittel
upgrading a PC from a standard Windows 7 image, Windows 7 standard image, Windows 7 upgrade
Organizations seeking to upgrade up to 200 desktops to Windows 7 will want to check out this Small and Midsize Business Corner article on TechNet “Upgrading to Windows 7 with a Standard Image: Overview.” Better yet, the various related documents linked-to at the head of this page are also worth perusing. They include:
- Upgrading to Windows 7 for Small and Midsize Businesses
- Building a Standard Image of Windows 7: Step-by-Step Guide
- Manual Installation of Windows 7: Overview
- Automated Installation of Windows 7: Overview
- Automated Installation to Upgrade to Windows 7: Step-by-Step Guide
Other ingredients necessary for this process include Windows 7 volume license media (necessary for installing multiple licenses from a single image), the Windows 7 Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), a USB flash drive upon which to store the standard image, and a reference computer upon which the standard image will be built and from which it can be customized.
Definitely worth a look-see, even for those curious about deployments on a bigger scale.