Windows & Interoperability: Five Windows 7 Issues Every IT Pro Needs to Know

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-04-21 Print this article Print
Five Windows 7 Issues Every IT Pro Needs to Know

Five Windows 7 Issues Every IT Pro Needs to Know

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Windows 7 proved to be a hit product for Microsoft, with sales of more than 90 million licenses since its October 2009 release. Generally seen as a vast improvement on Windows Vista, as well as a timely successor to the decade-old Windows XP, Windows 7 also met with largely positive reviews from many tech sites and media outlets. As with any huge software platform, however, Windows 7 also contained some kinks for a subset of IT administrators. The following were some of the issues that IT pros pointed out to eWEEK during the operating system's first weeks and months on the market. Some of these, such as driver incompatibility, have been largely resolved; others, including a lack of an upgrade path between Windows XP and Windows 7, continue to (in some cases, necessarily) persist.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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