The emergence of Windows 7 has created a lot of excitement and expectation in the industry. Many users, industry players, analysts, etc are looking forward to the official release of this new operating system in this coming October. While pending the arrival of Windows 7, many corporate users particularly those who are still using Windows XP in their workplace have started to consider the upgrading as well as migrating of their existing Windows XP OS to the new Windows 7. Migration of Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a killing task if it is not properly planned and analyzed, as direct XP to Windows 7 upgrade path is not supported, as detailed in supported and non-supported Windows 7 upgrade paths.

To guide corporate users, particularly, to plan a proper migration process from their existing Windows XP to Windows 7, the Redmond Company has released a detailed guideline via Microsoft TechNet which users can browse thru and learn about the tools, tips and resources given. The self-guided explanation notes on migrating Windows XP to Windows 7 are basically divided into 5 parts:

a) Overview;
b) Collect, analyse and test;
c) Remediate Applications – Fix;
d) Remediate Applications – Virtualize;
e) Deploy Operating System.

It helps users to determine which stage they are most closely aligned to and learn the tutorials for the best platform for the migration.

Users can check out Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration tutorial via the link here.

Normal home-users who want to upgrade and migrate Windows XP to Windows 7 should refer to workaround to direct in-place to directly in-place upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 or migrate and ugprade to Windows 7 from Windows XP with Windows Easy Transfer.