I’m sorry that I’m a bit behind in posting my follow up from the TechNet Events that I delivered in Southern California from September 9th through 11th.
I had only three questions that came up during the presentations and they are as follows:
If you perform a Custom (Advanced) Install of Windows 7, the previous copy of the Windows directory will be renamed to Windows.Old and the Program Files directory is deleted.
First, something went wrong with my demo on the AD Recycle Bin in San Diego so I figured I would put together a quick (15 minute) screen cast on AD Recycle Bin. In this screen cast, I walk through the steps required to enable the AD Recycle Bin as well as how to configure the Tombstone setting for the Recycle Bin. I also show the use of Powershell commands to undelete multiple items.
I tested this scenario using Windows XP Pro SP3 installed in a Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V as well as Windows XP Pro SP3 installed natively on physical hardware. I tested using the 32 bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise. The steps that I took are outlined below.
While I was doing the testing from Hyper-V, I used the Expression Encoder 3 Screen Capture utility to create a quick screencast for your viewing pleasure as well. I am including that right here.
The official details for moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP or Windows Vista can be found on the Windows Team Blog. I am including the two specific blog entries from the Windows Team Blog as well as the Step by Step Guide on the Windows 7 Site.
Please read through these carefully and in its entirety to get a full understanding of what is and is not supported.
Are you sure your answer for question 1 is correct? It has been my experience that a directory called windows.old is created, but it is not a copy of the old Windows directory. Instead, it is a folder containing the old Program Files directory and the old Users directory.