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  • Hi,

    Our very large customer have 5000 computers, which 2000 computers are still a Windows XP. Customer could arrange the money to buy Windows 7/8 license, but they don't have money to upgrade hardware on desktop computers or buy a new computers. We wish sell them a license of the Windows desktop, but without HW upgrade  we can't do nothing.

    What are the alternatives that they retain the existing HW, buy the latest Windows desktop licenses and use them on the old HW? I know VID technology, but  I don't  know any of successful VDI implementation. What else can be used, and that is functional in operation and does not change too much current habits of end users?

    thnx.
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 10:21 PM

Answers

  • You will have to start with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor available @ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor  The answer to your question is not a single answer and it really depends on the individual hardware.

    There is also a Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor @ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

    You will have to run the above advisor(s) to get answers to you question about the individual hardware.  There is no "standard" answer.


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    • Marked as answer by Marc Lopez Monday, January 28, 2013 10:22 PM
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 11:02 PM
  • Your customer ought to consider gradually purchasing new PCs that come with Windows 7 or Windows 8 preinstalled.  Example: Essential Desktop PCs

    Carey Frisch

    • Marked as answer by Marc Lopez Monday, January 28, 2013 10:22 PM
    Monday, January 28, 2013 6:26 PM
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All replies

  • You will have to start with the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor available @ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/downloads/upgrade-advisor  The answer to your question is not a single answer and it really depends on the individual hardware.

    There is also a Windows 8 Upgrade Advisor @ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

    You will have to run the above advisor(s) to get answers to you question about the individual hardware.  There is no "standard" answer.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    • Marked as answer by Marc Lopez Monday, January 28, 2013 10:22 PM
    Sunday, January 27, 2013 11:02 PM
  • Hi Rick,

    That seems OK. Upgrade advisor + system requirements could be great starting process on customer site. I'll offer them also RemoteApps for high designed and heavy desktop applications.

    I need few more advices....

    Sunday, January 27, 2013 11:41 PM
  • Your customer ought to consider gradually purchasing new PCs that come with Windows 7 or Windows 8 preinstalled.  Example: Essential Desktop PCs

    Carey Frisch

    • Marked as answer by Marc Lopez Monday, January 28, 2013 10:22 PM
    Monday, January 28, 2013 6:26 PM
    Moderator