- By Orin Thomas
This section contains the answers to the Can you answer these questions? sections in this chapter.
Objective 1.1: Perform a clean installation
Windows 7 Enterprise edition supports a maximum of two physical processors.
You need to create a partition or add an extra disk that has enough space to host the Windows 7 operating system. You need to run setup from within Windows rather than running it when booted off the Windows installation media.
You need to boot off a WinPE disk, which includes the Windows 7 installation media, or a USB storage device. You then can make a connection to the network share and can then install Windows 7.
Images are in .WIM format.
Objective 1.2: Upgrade to Windows 7 from previous versions of Windows
You should ensure that the computers running Windows Vista have at least Windows Vista Service Pack 1 installed and have at least 10 GB of free space on the operating system volume.
You can only upgrade from Windows Vista Enterprise (x64) to Windows 7 Enterprise (x64).
You can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to the x64 versions of Professional and Ultimate.
You can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine whether there are known hardware-, driver-, or application-compatibility issues.
Objective 1.3: Migrate user profiles
You can use the Windows Easy Transfer Cable, Network, or External Hard Disk/USB Flash Drive method of transferring profile data using Windows Easy Transfer.
Boot using WinPE and use ScanState to perform an offline migration.
You should use a hard-link migration store with USMT to support this migration.
You can use USMT to migrate profile data. You can’t use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer profile data from a 64-bit version of Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows.