Windows 7

Windows 7 90-day Evaluation – This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Windows 7.
You may need to also download Windows Virtual PC to use the virtual hard drive file.

Windows 7 ISO FilesYou’ll need to provide your own license key
(sources/additional info: Technically Personal and My Digital Life)

Upgrade Advisor – Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool – The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file on a USB flash drive or a DVD. To create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Once this is done, you can install Windows 7 directly from the USB flash drive or DVD.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit – Useful for network administrators in planning an upgrade to Windows 7.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects.

Application Compatability Toolkit 5.5 – Scans the systems on your network, identifying any software that is incompatible with Windows 7.

Windows Easy Transfer for Transferring from Vista to Windows 7– Use Windows Easy Transfer to copy your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from a computer running Windows Vista to a computer running Windows 7. You can transfer data using an Easy Transfer Cable, removable media, or across a network.

Windows XP to Windows 7 Hard-Link Migration of User Files and Settings – Explains options for moving users’ files and settings from a Windows XP operating system to a Windows 7 or Windows Vista operating system.

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