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Acronis Snap Deploy may just be the cure for your Windows 7 migration woes

By Wong Chung Wee - on 27 Jun 2019, 5:20pm

Acronis Snap Deploy may just be the cure for your Windows 7 migration woes

Image source: Microsoft

From 14th January 2020, Microsoft will stop providing security updates and support for PCs running on Windows 7 OS. It’s not the end of the road for those PCs; however, they may likely become cybersecurity risks.

In order to mitigate such risks, it’s highly advisable to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 10. This is pertinent for large enterprises and SMEs that may still have scores of PCs running Windows 7. Let’s explore some ways to make this transition as smooth and fuss-free as possible.

Image source: Acronis

For a start, there’s Acronis Snap Deploy that’s able to create a specific image for deployment live to the affected machines. The deployment can be automated and performed with the need for manual rebooting of each individual system. This task can be performed from a centralized management console.

Acronis Snap Deploy also works with other operating systems like Windows Server and Linux, making it a dependable Swiss army knife for configuration and deployment of system images across a myriad of enterprise hardware.

Acronis Snap Deploy is powered by the Acronis AnyData Engine and the former boasts of a user-friendly interface with wizard-driven instruction steps to save time and reduce the chance of errors. The Acronis AnyData Engine is able to preserve existing user data and files automatically so that the re-imaged PCs are already for use once their operating systems have been upgraded.

According to a news report, one of the major fears of enterprises is the possibility their Windows 10 migration may not be completed by the 14th January 2020 deadline. Some of the reasons for this situation include the lack of manpower and resources as well as the fear of shouldering management responsibilities.

Therefore, Acronis Snap Deploy offers possible solutions to circumvent the abovementioned obstacles. Acronis even offers flexible licensing options to reduce the cost of software investment, with prices starting from US$9.99. In addition, the software comes with a free trial. Follow this link for more details.

Source: Acronis, betanews

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