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Windows XP with Office 2003 to Windows 7 and Office 2010 in under 40 minutes + Get On The Bus Tour presentation

During the Get On The Bus Tour, Stephen demonstrated using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 where he took a Windows XP machine with Office 2003 on it and migrated it to Windows 7 and Office 2010 in under 40 minutes. Here’s are the steps for you to get on:

Build bootable USB stick:

  1. Based on the size of content folder, acquire a USB drive that can store all files. (you can also store deployment files on network and boot from LiteTouchPEx86/x64.iso files –typically under 300MB)
  2. Prepare USB drive to be bootable
    1. Insert drive
    2. Open an elevated Command Prompt
    3. Type “diskpart.exe”
    4. Type “list disk” and find the disk number
    5. Type “sel disk 1” (replace the “1” with the actual number)
    6. Type “clean”
    7. Type “cre par pri”
    8. Type “active”
    9. Type “format fs=ntfs quick”
    10. Type “assign”
    11. Type “exit”
  3. copy content from “content” folder to USB root
  4. Your USB stick is now bootable with your image and custom build on it.

XP to Windows 7 with MDT – Get On The Bus Tour presentation:


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