Using Hard Links – Part Two

In my previous post Using hard Links – Part One I explained how Hard Links work. Today’s post is about using hard links with USMT 4.0 in a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration scenario. A typical client migration scenario for an end user usually consists of the following processes: User Data and Settings backup Operating System Migration Application Installation User Data and Settings Restore When migrating to previous versions of Windows in most cases Read More …

Using Hard Links – Part One

Nowadays we often hear the term Hard link in conjunction with Windows 7 deployments, this because the User State Migration Tool 4.0 aka USMT now provides support for hard links. The advantage of using hard links is that there is no explicit need to copy the data away from the machine before installing Windows 7. I plan to write about USMT 4.0 and the use of hard links in another post. The purpose of this Read More …

What’s New in the Windows User State Migration Tool

Read about what’s new in USMT (User State Migration Tool), download the whitepaper here

Windows 7 – Walkthroughs

Learn more about Windows 7, watch the Walkthroughs. Windows 7 Walkthrough – AppLocker Windows 7 Walkthrough – User State Migration Tool Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows 7 Beta) Windows 7 Walkthrough – Problem Steps Recorder Windows 7 Walkthrough – Deployment Image Servicing and Management Windows 7 Walkthrough – Enterprise Application Compatibility Mark Russinovich: Inside Windows 7