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Well, to kick off the "upgrade", the IT department updated their own computers over the weekend.

Chaos and comedy has ensued, as I predicted. Despite the positive outlook based on some dodgy compatibility evaluation software, 247 of the 250 machines were rendered immediately unusable due to driver issues, and they had to revert back to Windows 7.

I now predict that the command is going to miss the 31-March deadline - by a significant margin - for the completion of upgrade.

But wait! The fun will really start on 23 Feb when they start the upgrade for the rest of the command.

Did I mention that 3700 of the computers did not pass the compatibility evaluation? Knowing the clunkiness of government procurement process, and the lack of any money being set aside for so many new computers in the affected departments, I figure it's gonna be at least a YEAR before the upgrade process is complete.

I suppose that the only silver lining to all of this is that the new machines will come with Win10 on them already, so will be compatible by default. However, I see that going sideways on them as well when they replace the manufacturer Windows image with their own.
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