Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:56 pm

‘New tool is intended to help businesses and customers quickly assess which systems are ready for Windows 7.’ -
With every OS launch a certain number of customers with older hardware will inevitably be left behind. For novice users, or for professionals administering large deployments, the confusion of figuring out which hardware will meet the upgrade requirements can be a headache. With Microsoft’s hot new OS, Windows 7, set to release on October 22, Microsoft is looking to remove any such obstacles that might put a damper on the launch.
Microsoft has released the beta version of a toolkit which will help users determine whether their computers are Windows 7 worthy. The tool, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, version 4.0, will also look at your machine’s compatibility with Windows Server 2008, and other software products, including Microsoft Office 2007. The tool also provides advice about virtualization, power saving opportunities, and security vulnerabilities

http://www.insidetech.com/news/articles ... 90623_win7
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: billw On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:14 pm

OK, got a dumb question. Do MAC's change their OS this often? Seems like Microsoft keeps coming out with the latest and greatest every couple of years to separate people from their money. Within the next year or so I'll be upgrading my PC and am really considering switching to a MAC.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: BobDavis On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:58 pm

Looks like MAC has had 6 releases of OS X since 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X

Windows has had XP and Vista since 2001 (not counting XP Home, and the various versions of Vista like Home, Business, and Ultimate which almost nobody upgraded to.) I have been a "micro computer" (almost an archaic term today) user for over 25 years and have been using XP with three service pack for 8 years on 5 different computers both at work and at home. I also support more than 200 computers running XP at work.
Windows 7 will be my next OS of choice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:54 pm

Mac computers have a new OS about every 18 months, Snow Leopard is next.
Apple kills official support to their OS that is not the current one or the one that immediately precedes it.
MAC never changes unless you give it a new address! :lol:
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: billw On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:41 pm

Ehh, looks like I'm not going to get away with not spending money on updates no matter who I buy from. I guess I'll keep this puter for the foreseeable future. The only thing I really don't like about this XP *censored* is the automatic updates. I turn it off on the control panel and when I start it up the next time they are set to automatic. I haven't found a way to shut them off and keep them off. I hate something that dials home to big brother without me allowing it. Last month one of the automatic updates was something from microsoft that will verify that all of my software is authentic. I don't have anything to worry about in that regard but it just pissed me off.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: djackman On: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:10 pm

Will be interesting to see the adoption rate since corporate still has little interest in spending $ to retrain users & helpdesk staff to the Vista interface. Removing the "classic" menu from Windows7 is not going to gain MS any points either.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: spc On: Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:34 am

billw wrote:I haven't found a way to shut them off and keep them off.


Did you try this?
Start, Run> type "services.msc"
Double click on 'Automatic Updates' ->
set startup type to disabled ->
then click stop.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:28 am

Thanks spc, I'll try it tonight when I get home.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: BobDavis On: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 am

At should least you should download the updates and then you can decide when or if to install them. (See Control Panel - Automatic Upates- second option from the top) Unpatched machines are a major problem for all computers OSs (don't care what kind it is) so at least please install the security patches.
Microsoft supports older OS's for 5 years from the release of the newer OS.

BD
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:14 pm

Thanks SPC that worked great. Bob, I plan on going to the MS website to check what updates are available and download what I need, not what microsoft installs. Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Windows 7 Upgrade Tool Released

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:59 am

Found this article regarding the pricing for Windows 7 just the other day. Ca-ching ...

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