Gartner Research

Best Practices for Accelerating Windows XP Migration

Published: 07 March 2014

ID: G00255277

Analyst(s): Nik Simpson

Summary

Windows XP support ends in April 2014. Leaving Windows XP unsupported will expose the company to growing risk as the number and severity of security exploits grow, and continued support from Microsoft will be costly. Therefore, organizations should start the migration process as soon as possible.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Overall Process Flow
    • Stage 1: Gather Information
    • Stage 2: Make Key Decisions
    • Stage 3: Finding and Fixing Application Compatibility Issues
    • Stage 4: Begin Deployment

Risks and Pitfalls

Conclusion

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