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Avoiding the 7 Deadly Sins of Windows 7

Created: 02 Nov 2009 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014 • 14 comments
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There is a reason the 7 deadly sins are “deadly.” Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride encompass the failings of human nature that cause so many problems in life.

They also accurately characterize some of the pitfalls waiting for companies that leap into a Windows 7 migration too quickly, without ensuring they are prepared. These potential pitfalls range from management to back up to security and can disrupt the entire process.

However, the deadly sins of migration can be avoided. With the right planning and tools in place, Windows 7 can be an opportunity rather than a challenge. It can give companies a blank slate on which to build a better infrastructure and implement more comprehensive security practices.

This daily blog series will explore the 7 deadly sins of a Windows 7 migration and show how these vices can be turned into virtues. Check back tomorrow for the first of our 7 blogs.

To see all 7 deadly sins, click here.

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EdT's picture

Do I detect a touch of sloth? ;-D

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JPMTJR's picture

I'd like to hear more on Windows 7. I have a Personal Laptop already using it and will soon be upgrading a Desktop.

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luisdg's picture

Running 7 now and I don't feel any more evil than I did the day before...

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.peter's picture

If you want to follow all 7 deadly sins posts, take a look at the Windows 7 blog

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JPMTJR's picture

I followed the link that Peter suggested and then clicked on another link and ended up back here all over again.

It's almost like I was in a loop.

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Ajju's picture

yes there is no update about the Winows 7,  it is just an link to Internet security threat report

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EdT's picture

Clearly the sins were too deadly to share with us, and the author is no more....

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gm0nk3y's picture

I thought this was a great post too! Very informative indeed.

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Luis Fernando Rosa's picture

I use W7 since Beta 1 version in my Dell Vostro 1310 and I don´t have a problem yet.

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Dev T's picture

I am running Windows 7 without any AntiVirus Software...not even Symantec...Its working just stunning.....

Its a best practice to have a "Support Contract" with Symantec...
 

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Dev T

Most Windows install work really well[*] without any AV packages on them... Until you go online and start installing stuff, of course :)

Cheers,
Gerard

[*] Vista need not apply. It's never run really well in its life. :)

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riva11's picture

An extract from "As Windows 7 vulnerable to 8 out of 10 viruses" by Chester Wisniewski, Sophos  :

On October 22nd, we settled in at SophosLabs and loaded a full release copy of Windows 7 on a clean machine. We configured it to follow the system defaults for User Account Control (UAC) and did not load any anti-virus software.

We grabbed the next 10 unique samples that arrived in the SophosLabs feed to see how well the newer, more secure version of Windows and UAC held up. Unfortunately, despite Microsoft's claims, Windows 7 disappointed just like earlier versions of Windows.

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Angelique28's picture

This is the first time I become intereste with Windows  7.
I'll try to migrate and check it out...

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