Planning upgrade to Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V?

Here’s the answer to some inevitable question arises about Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Hyper-V: How can I upgrade my PCs to Windows 7? How can I upgrade my servers to Windows Server 2008 R2? How do I upgrade my Hyper-V Cluster to Hyper-V R2? Microsoft has released two Word documents and a […]

Here’s the answer to some inevitable question arises about Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Hyper-V: How can I upgrade my PCs to Windows 7? How can I upgrade my servers to Windows Server 2008 R2? How do I upgrade my Hyper-V Cluster to Hyper-V R2? Microsoft has released two Word documents and a Support Knowledgebase article on these subjects:

-“Windows 7 Upgrade Paths” Microsoft Word 97-2003 compatible document outlines the supported and unsupported upgrade paths for the various Windows 7 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs).
-“Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade Paths” Microsoft Word 97-2003 compatible document outlines the supported and unsupported upgrade paths for the various Windows Server 2008 R2 Stock Keeping Units (SKUs).
-The steps to upgrade a single Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM host are outlined in Microsoft Knowledgebase Article 957256. Both an in-place upgrade and transition scenario is available. And, “Migrating Settings to a Failover Cluster Running Windows Server 2008 R2” Windows TechCenter article explains both migration scenario’s in depth.