Microsoft announced that Windows 2000 Server and Client and Windows XP SP2 support ending July 13, 2010. “We’ve created a End-of-Support Solution Center to help with planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000 or Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.” However, there’s no supported migration path from Windows 2000 or Windows XP to Windows 7 using User State Migration Tool (USMT). You must first upgrade to Windows XP and then migrate to Windows 7 with USMT 4.0 included with Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK).
Here’re some resources to help guide you:
- Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Guide
- Download the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7
- Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
- User State Migration Tool
- Planning Windows Optimized Desktops and Windows 7 Projects with MAP
- Check Windows client and server support forums and Deployment zone on Springboard for additional screencasts, walkthroughs, whitepapers, FAQ’s and more.
NOTE: If you’re looking to move from Server 2000, best place to start’s at Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center.