faces challenges in migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
, including application incompatibility and system readiness, the company said on Wednesday.
Intel worked with Microsoft
to develop Windows 7 into a stable operating system, but there is still a lot of heavy lifting involved before migrating PCs to the new OS inside Intel's environment, wrote Intel staff engineer Roy Ubry in a blog entry
Challenges include issues related to backward application compatibility, Web browser support, 64-bit computing and privacy controls.
"It means that a significant amount of work needs to be invested to prepare for Windows 7 application readiness," Ubry wrote.