Before beginning the Windows 7 Upgrade, use the following list to make sure that your computer is ready.
- Schedule 4 hours for upgrade - The Windows 7 upgrade will take between 2 and 4 hours to complete. Avoid scheduling any important meetings or tasks (that require use of your computer) immediately after the upgrade.
- Check for ImageNow or Filemaker - If your computer has the ImageNow Printer (for document imaging) or Filemaker installed, you should not upgrade your computer at this time. Information about upgrading computers with those programs installed will be available at a later date.
- Backup important documents - Your documents and settings will be preserved during the upgrade, provided that they are in a safe location (e.g. My Documents, Home Folder, Desktop, Favorites). If you have important documents that are not stored in one of those folders (or on the server), make sure to copy them to the My Documents folder before starting the upgrade.
- Turn off wireless - If you have a laptop computer, make sure that your wireless switch is turned off and that a network cable is plugged into your computer (or that your docking station is connected).
- Plug in power cable - If you have a laptop computer, make sure that a power cord is plugged into your computer (or that your docking station is connected) so that you are not running on battery power.
For help with any of these items, contact the IT Call Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2209.
Next: Step 2: Start the Upgrade