Dell® expected to upgrade 100,000 computers to Windows® 7
Dell is likely to upgrade all its 100,000 computers to Windows 7, after a successful pilot scheme orchestrated by the Dell Client Infrastructure Engineering Team, according to OnWindows.com.
The computer giant has deployed Windows 7 to its early adopters following a quick evaluation of the Beta version of the operating system.
Dell is capitalizing on new deployment efficiencies in Windows 7, like the hard link migration feature in the User State Migration Tool, which permits IT staff to leave data on a computer while the operating system is being upgraded to Windows 7.
Moreover, the team can more smoothly create, change, and manage desktop images using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool.
The Windows XP Mode feature - which is available in the Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions and offers a virtual Windows XP environment capable of running Windows XP-compatible applications - will help migrate thousands of Windows XP-based computers to Windows 7.
Dell could also utilize more efficiently the User Account Control in Windows 7, which reduces user prompts, and the BitLocker To Go feature that extends data protection to USB storage devices and permits the IT staff to monitor them using Group Policy.