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MarioCampo-5876 asked JanineMarchese-7240 answered

Windows 11 upgrade plans

With Windows 11 coming out, and having various Windows 10 versions floating, where some simply wont update etc.,
I'd like to make a swift change to Windows 11!

Both to offload PCs, Windows 11 seems to perform really well, and to avoid a years long period where my users and support will have to span over several Windows 10 and Windows 11 versions..

We have perhaps 200 PCs that can be upgraded to Windows 11 (compliant, we believe) and an additional 300 that will need replacement in 2022.
My colleague has been looking into Auto pilot but have concluded that we are very far from being ready. We also have GDPR complications using OneDrive.

How would you go about this. Data and user settings needs to be secured at upgrade/reinstall or moved over to the new PCs.

What are your thoughts on the above (and Windows 11 all together)?What are your thoughts on the above (and Windows 11 all together)?

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LimitlessTechnology-2700 answered

Hi there,

Windows 11 brings slick new looks, useful new tools, updated default apps, extra capabilities, and performance advances.

Here are a few of the standout new features in Windows 11:
Integrated Android apps & Widgets.
Microsoft Teams integration.
Better virtual desktop support.
Easier transition from monitor to the laptop, and better multitasking.

What's new in Windows 11
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/windows-11-whats-new



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Reza-Ameri answered

Autopilot is easy and great approach for the upgrade but it depends on your requirement, you may take a look at:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/autopilot/windows-autopilot
There are number of ways to upgrade your devices, you may use Configuration Manager, MEM, WSUS.
It depends on your requirements and if you feel like to perform on-premise deployment Configuration Manager is a great way.
Take a look at:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/windows-11-plan

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JanineMarchese-7240 answered

Regarding the "fight" to get Auto pilot up and running.. -
Please save your selv and spend $1-2000 on a consultant setting up the Auto pilot stuff, including setting up the intune Connector and initial application packaging :-)

To migrate User data to new Auto piloted devices
To my knowledge USMT is the only MS supported user profile migration tool. Use USMT for user data migration!
And if you do not have the time to sped time figuring out how to use USMT as a stand alone tool, use Ehlertechs USMTGUI or even better User Profile Central to backup user profiles, settings and data and restore on the new PC's.

EhlerTech also has a bunch of free updated custom XML files for USMT, including Edge,, chrome and Firefox favorites, Recent files and Quick access links.


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