by   January 28 2014   
When you need to start your migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 I can suggest a few things that might make life a bit less stressful and your migration allot smoother. Most of the tips are simple how to guides. If you can do the physical work and send me the applications list and computer roles I'll be able to create your migration guide specific to your needs. For a small fee just about anything can be stress free.

What does Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP have in common?

They boOffice _logo _(Pre -2003)th have XP is obvious but what isn't so obvious is many of your templates, macros, file information, and forumulas may not work in Office 2010 or Microsoft Office 2013 and the Cloud Services.

What you will need to do is recreate your documents and that might take time you do not have. 
Easy fix, ignore it all and stay with Office XP until all your business partners and clients ask you not to send anymore .DOC to them. I suspect one day our OpenOffice people will stop supporting the older document formats as well. Microsoft _Office _XP_logo _svg

I can and will help you plan and create a process so you can upgrade all your documents to work with Office 2010 and newer. 

If your application logo is one of the following you may need to upgrade.

The logos I have provided are for version of Microsoft Office you might be using that may need to have documents upgraded to function correctly with the newest Microsoft Office 2010 and Office 2013. MS_Office _2003_2007_Logo _svg

 Click here to learn more about Microsoft Office Migration and some possible alternatives and review process.

Thinking about upgrading away from Windows?

Ubuntu _linux _for _human _beingsThis might be an option for those that feel Windows 7 and Windows 8 are just not what you want to work with. 

I have found many companies have a mix of OS options and even Office Suites. 
If you have not tested Ubuntu 12.04 LTS you might need to take one of your older computers and install it. Or you can run it as a virtual desktop from VirtualBox.Org or any other Hyper-V or VMware. 

The choice will be yours in the end, move to opensource software or keep with mainstream Microsoft software. 

If you need assistance setting up your test systems I will be able to help. Migrating from Office to Open Office is also a task I can assist you with. 

I have Ubuntu and Windows environments running 24/7. 

It all depends on what you need and your business network requirements. 
In the end the choice is yours.

I have all the Ubuntu updates going online at MySmallCloud.Com
I'm reserving XtremeComputer.Com for the Migration of MS Windows and MS Office.

This site will once again be archiving all older documents (older than 2012) but this time if I have time I'll transfer them to the knowledge base. 

To date over 4,000 pages have been removed to make room for the top 400 issues I have see or stumbled upon. If you have IT issues you are welcome to ask in the portal. 

 

 

When you need to start your migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 I can suggest a few things that might make life a bit less stressful and your migration allot smoother. Most of the tips are simple how to guides. If you can do the physical work and send me the applications list and computer roles I'll be able to create your migration guide specific to your needs. For a small fee just about anything can be stress free.