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XP Upgrade Checklist

XP retires on April 8, 2014. Yes, that is less than a year from today! Don’t be caught in January panicking because you need to migrate all your office systems. Here are 3 customizable checklists (hardware, software, and server hardware) to help keep you organized for the move from XP to a more current operating system:

For more information about moving from XP please see article XP…What’s the Rush.  To download the checklists for Word click XP Upgrade Checklist.

Hardware
Do your current systems meet the Windows 7/8 minimum hardware requirements?

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to easily determine if your current system can support Windows 7/8; or if additional hardware is needed, or a replacement system is required.

Computer Name Meets Minimum Requirements Hardware Upgrade to meet requirements Replace Unit if hardware requirements cannot be met CostsLicensingHardware etc.

Please note: an upgrade from XP to Windows 7/8 will require a full backup of all data prior to upgrading.

Software

Does your current software work on Windows 7/8? Check with your software vendors to confirm that your current software is compatible with Windows 7/8.

Software Name/Vendor Supported on Win7/8 Replacement Software if not supported CostsLicensing, configuration, replacement

Server

Does your current server support Windows 7/8 client systems?

If you are still using Windows Server 2003, it is recommended that you upgrade to at least Windows Server 2008 R2 for Windows 7/8 clients.

Server Name Server Roles Current OS Can be upgraded to new Server Operating system Replacement CostsHardware, OS, backup etc.

Please note that these checklists do not include all options; please consult with your qualified IT professional about the best way to move your small business office to Windows 7/8.

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