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Acronis Launches Windows 7 Migration Checklist

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, November 6, 2009 — Acronis is launching a free downloadable checklist to provide best practice guidelines for home and corporate users migrating to Microsoft Windows 7. The guide includes a seven-step process which helps ensure a smooth and successful migration to the operating system.

In its upgrade checklist, Acronis highlights that Windows Vista users should be able to perform a simple upgrade to Windows 7, but migrating data from Windows XP involves more planning. In addition, moving from XP requires users to reload applications from scratch.

The Acronis checklist calls for businesses of all sizes or home users to:

  1. Backup the entire existing operating system with a disk image before upgrading to Windows 7. If there are problems, the disk image will allow simple rollback to the old operating system.
  2. Be prepared for the possibility that some applications may not yet be compatible with Windows 7. Check compatibility before installing or use Acronis to create a separate disk partition for the new operating system. Use the older system to run applications that can’t be migrated to Windows 7.
  3. Use the backup image to migrate data quickly. Capture all files, applications and system settings and avoid the need to individually transfer.
  4. Create and save a clean backup image of the new Windows 7 installation. This will avoid the need for a long re-install in case of problems later.
  5. Develop good backup habits. Set up an automatic backup schedule for full protection.
  6. Store an additional copy of backup image on a USB drive in another physical location for greater security.
  7. Test the backup to ensure that it is ready for recovery.

To download the free guide, please visit:

In September, the company released Acronis True Image Home 2010 for home users, featuring an enhanced, easy-to-use user interface, Acronis Nonstop Backup (near CDP), expanded support for virtual hard disks and an online backup option.

In July, Acronis released Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 for corporate users, which combines increased scalability, enhanced support for virtual environments, data deduplication integrated into the backup process, and powerful manageability of operations.

About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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