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Windows 7: Merging Old Windows Files

31 Dec 2012   #1
Kozhaikin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Dual Boot With Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Merging Old Windows Files

Okay, so I just restored windows seven and the system saved all of my old files into a folder entitled windows.old.000
Inside that folder there are the folders of PerfLogs, Program Files, Program Files (x86), Program Data, Users, Windows
I would like to merge those together, how would I go about doing that?


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31 Dec 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kozhaikin,

Programs and drivers must be reinstalled. They cannot just be copied over since they also add many various registry entries when installed that would not get carried over by just copying the files over.

You also do not want to copy over to merge any old system files and folders.

You could copy any personal files (music, documents, etc...) you wanted from within the windows.old.000 folder back to your current installation though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2013   #3
Kozhaikin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Dual Boot With Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Kozhaikin,

Programs and drivers must be reinstalled. They cannot just be copied over since they also add many various registry entries when installed that would not get carried over by just copying the files over.

You also do not want to copy over to merge any old system files and folders.

You could copy any personal files (music, documents, etc...) you wanted from within the windows.old.000 folder back to your current installation though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
So I added a couple just to see if it worked and it didn't. Do I have to remove those, or can they just sit there unused?
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01 Jan 2013   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What did you copy and where, and what didn't work about them?
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