The masses of upgrades

You need to upgrade a handful of departments from Windows XP and Windows Vista to Windows 7. What tool can help you determine the requirements and help manage the upgrade process for this large group of computers?

A) Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

B) User State Migration Tool

C) Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

D) Windows Backup and Restore

E) Build one of those big maps on a table and push little models of computers around with a big stick

The answer: C) Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit scans networks automatically and builds a list of devices. From this list, it queries each system and builds a hardware and software inventory that can be used for planning during an upgrade.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing Windows 7.”

Can your PC run Windows 7? How difficult is it to install Windows 7? In this video, you’ll learn how to check your computer with the Microsoft Windows Upgrade Advisor and the MAP Toolkit. You’ll also watch as we perform a complete installation of Windows 7 from beginning to end.