I need to upgrade a lot of PCs from XP to 7. I'm aware I can't do a straight upgrade and will need to do a fresh install. I need to take the following things into consideration:
- Given the number of machines, I need to automate the install somewhat.
- Each machine will need a suite of applications installed
- I want to keep the user profiles, My documents, files, bookmarks (FF & IE), printers, drive mappings..
I'm considering using sysprep - my understanding is that I can include required apps and the most common drive mappings?.
But my main question is how can I keep hold of the users' files, bookmarks, etc..? Is there a way I can create a DVD that will export all users' files and settings to a network drive, install 7 and then re-import the settings with a minimum of human interaction?
Any suggestions appreciated..