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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer ?. 2nd hard drive

09 Aug 2009   #1
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 
Windows Easy Transfer ?. 2nd hard drive

I have read up on how Windows Easy Transfer works and on the page that gives the options for storing the back up file, you have one option for External drive or USB external drive.

No mention is made of being able to use an already installed 2nd internal data drive. Has anyone been able to successfully use an internal drive with WET?


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09 Aug 2009   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
I have read up on how Windows Easy Transfer works and on the page that gives the options for storing the back up file, you have one option for External drive or USB external drive.

No mention is made of being able to use an already installed 2nd internal data drive. Has anyone been able to successfully use an internal drive with WET?
Yes it Should work. Use that option and you can select the drive you want to store to. WET works great have used it many times.

Good Luck
Ken
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09 Aug 2009   #3
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nosmo View Post
I have read up on how Windows Easy Transfer works and on the page that gives the options for storing the back up file, you have one option for External drive or USB external drive.

No mention is made of being able to use an already installed 2nd internal data drive. Has anyone been able to successfully use an internal drive with WET?
Absolutely. I did just that when moving form the Beta to the RC. Experimented extensively.

Many others have had success as well:

Robert
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09 Aug 2009   #4
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Thanks all.
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09 Aug 2009   #5
iseeuu

 
 

You are most welcome! Come back any time.

Robert
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24 Sep 2009   #6
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

One more quick question on Windows Easy Transfer.

After installing Win 7, do I re install the effected apps first or do I run WET
first.......or does it not mater.
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24 Sep 2009   #7
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

You reinstall the applications first and then run WET.
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25 Sep 2009   #8
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Thanks harpua
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26 Sep 2015   #9
scottie916

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
EZ Transfer WinXP >> Win7

I did not find a really clear answer, so let me ask it in a slightly different way.

1) Here is my setup:

-My OLD XP 32-bit HDD is a disconnected "boot" drive in my tower (approx. 200 GB of stuff)
-My NEW Win7 64-bit HDD is installed in the same tower, installed Win7, updates applied, running well (1 TB)

2) Specific question:

-Can I just reconnect my OLD XP 32-bit HDD once I have booted my Win7 system 7 run WET?

OR

-Do I have to remove the OLD XP 32-bit HDD into an external HDD case and run WET to transfer the files?

3) Here is what I have done:

-I have downloaded the WET to my Win7 64-bit desktop
-I have downloaded the WET to my OLD XP 32-bit HDD (not installed or run)
>>> do I need to boot the OLD XP 32-bit HDD and install WET

4) Once the correct connection(s) have been made, I gather I:

-Run WET on the Win7 64-bit HDD and "point" it to the OLD WinXP 32-bit
-Select what I want to copy / move (just about everything except for the programs)
-Select where I want the user account/profile to be copied to on the new Win7 64-bit HDD
-Let it run uninterrupted


Is there anything I am missing in this?

ALL feedback would be appreciated as I have LOTS of important documents, the AOL Desktop v9.7, Pegasus Mail folder/files, etc.

Thanks!
-Scott
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