Windows 7 — are you ready?
The old rule of software is that you wait for Service Pack 1 to deploy software. But since Windows 7 is in reality Service Pack 3 of Vista, should you wait?
I’d argue that you are doing yourself a disfavor if you wait for Service pack 1.
And to all those who want to upgrade inplace from XP, the funkiest systems I’ve dealt with are inplace upgrades. I wouldn’t recommend inplace as a preferred deployment means. Besides, when you start deploying Windows 7 you should also ask yourself if it’s time to jump the 32 to 64 bit barrier. Due to that reason alone, you will need to do clean installs and migrate the data.
Windows 7 Role-Based Learning and Readiness: