P2V Migration for Software Assurance uses the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Sysinternals Disk2VHD to convert a user's existing Windows XP or newer client environment to a virtual hard disk then automates the delivery of an updated and personalized Windows 7 operating system containing a virtual machine with the user's previous Windows environment, applications and Web browser.
This helps reduce Windows 7 deployment times. Performing a P2V conversion of Windows XP or newer 32-bit systems as part of Windows 7 and/or 64-bit deployment means that IT organizations can deliver the new Windows 7 operating system builds while preserving the old environments of a limited set of users that would otherwise delay production deployment. Users can have access to their previous set of applications, just in case something was not provisioned as part of the Windows 7 deployment.
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