End of support for Windows 7

After January 14, 2020, Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft.eol-w7-microsoft

2019 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2020 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Windows 7 Migration Migration Migration Migration EOL EOL EOL EOL
Windows 10 OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
Tools
– Backup OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
– SafeNet OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
– In place upgrade
Dev OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
– Reinstall OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK

Currently more than 700 Windows 7 computers are visible in the update server.

How to solve the problem ?

Before you migrate!

  1. Have an inventory of the machines involved, their data and applications.

  2. Have backup data backup

  3. Choosing the right process

From the simplest to the most complex:

  1. Use SafeNet safenet

    • isolated network access!

  2. Do an in place update,

    • only works if the drivers exist for Windows 10 x64

    • retained data

    • applications not updated

  3. Reinstall the computer in Windows 10 x64 install-os

    • Windows 10 x64 driver requirements

    • automatic installations of up-to-date applications

    • custom installation by laboratories

State of tools:

Reference

[eol-w7-microsoft]  Microsoft website, accessed on 14.03.2019, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsforbusiness/end-of-windows-7-support
[backup]  STI-IT website, accessed on 14.03.2019, https://sti-it.epfl.ch/backup/
[safenet]  EPFL website, accessed 14.03.2019, https://wiki.epfl.ch/secure-it/safenetfr
[Install-os]  EPFL support website, accessed on 14.03.2019, https://install-os.epfl.ch