To use the newest features and get the most up-to-date security updates, we recommend you get the latest version of Office.Hi All We are going to upgrade one of your users from an Old windows XP computer to Windows 7 - I've run the Windows Upgrade Advisor with the results below.
Ken Fischer at Ars Technica questioned whether activation would ultimately be effective in stopping piracy, stating that while casual computer users would be affected, he would "be a fool to think that someone out there won't find a way to break this whole thing." Dave Wilson, a technology columnist at the Los Angeles Times, describes activation as "just another example of a rapacious monopolist abusing computer users who are helpless to do anything about it." He too believed that the system would not have "any significant effect on professional pirates." Fred Langa at Information Week, with reference to the transmission of hardware information during activation, stated that "many users are incensed at this level of monitoring, intrusion, and control by Microsoft." Others defend Microsoft's use of product activation.Could someone tell me any potential issue we might have or can we proceed with the upgrade.thanks Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report You need at least 16 GB of free space on your hard disk to install 32-bit Windows 7.Either make room by removing unwanted files from your hard disk, or contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if a hard disk with more capacity is available for your PC.Certain versions of Windows and Office are available under a volume license, where a single product key is used for multiple installations.Programs purchased under this license must still be activated, with the exception of Windows XP and all versions of Office released prior to Office 2010.Fully Licensed Gmb H, a developer of digital rights management technology, while criticizing Microsoft for being vague about the nature of information sent from a given computer during activation, nevertheless concluded that activation is not particularly intrusive and does not significantly violate privacy.Microsoft Product Activation has also been criticized on multiple occasions for violating patent law.The procedure has been met with significant criticism by many consumers, technical analysts and computer experts, who argue that it is poorly designed, highly inconvenient and ultimately does nothing to prevent software piracy.When installing a retail copy of Windows or Office, the user is asked to input a unique product key supplied on a certificate of authenticity included with the program, which is later verified during activation.On Windows 10, the activation process can also generate a "digital entitlement", which allows the operating system's hardware and license status to be saved to the activation servers, so that the operating system's license can automatically be restored after a clean installation without the need to enter a product key.When activating over the Internet, the Activation Wizard automatically transmits and receives verification data to and from Microsoft servers, completing the process without any interaction by the user.