A few days ago, a client in Yonkers requested my IT support to have the specifics about what it would entail to migrate her office network from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
This client of mine had previously used another computer consultant who then left without leaving any type of documentation about the network configuration.
The migration has been deemed necessary as the workstations in the office run Windows 7 and some of them experienced hardware failure.
The network runs with one Windows Server 2012 and 5 Dell workstations, all running Windows 7 Professional.
These are the considerations and the preliminary steps I have made before deploying the migrations:
Migrations and upgrades need to be planned in advance before being deployed successfully. It’s always not so easy to balance time needed for the upgrades, minimize disruptions and test the deployment. Another important factor to take into account is that replacement should be done not when the old computers are dead but when they are still running. If for any reason the replacement runs into issues, the Windows 7 computers can be put back temporarily and there will be enough time to study what went wrong.