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Windows 7: Migration to a New Windows7 Laptop.

24 Oct 2012   #1
chetanmadaan

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Migration to a New Windows7 Laptop.

Hi -

i have a Sony Vaio Laptop E Series i have been using for a while.

I originally bought it on September 2012 and i am thinking of migrating to a better one.
I have been using this laptop since then atleast 12 - 16 hours a day without break and now it's giving up (i believe).
I am a programmer and i use software like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash... these really make the Laptop slow (i believe).

I am thinking for migrating to a newer and better laptop but keeping the same setup i have..
What i need:
Recommendation on what laptop i shall buy (i know i need a desktop... but i can't have one... because of my work schedule.)
How will i be able to migrate all my current data to a new laptop.


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25 Oct 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chetanmadaan View Post
How will i be able to migrate all my current data to a new laptop.
Do you mean migrate Windows and installed programs? If so, that can be done by cloning or imaging. Or just do a clean installation to the new laptop, although new laptops typically include a Windows installation.

Or do you mean personal data files---pictures, videos, email, Word files, Excel files, etc? If so, that is normally done by traditional means---backing these files up to an external drive or USB thumb drive---and then copying the files back to the desired folder on the new laptop. You may even be able to temporarily connect the hard drive from the old laptop to the new laptop and copy the files that way.
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25 Oct 2012   #3
edwar

7 x64
 
 

First why do you think your current notebook is "Giving Up"? Why not Fix the current one as it is only 2 months old.


If you are set on buying a new notebook look at the Dell Latitude series as they, IMHO, are some of the best models available.
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25 Oct 2012   #4
chetanmadaan

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chetanmadaan View Post
How will i be able to migrate all my current data to a new laptop.
Do you mean migrate Windows and installed programs? If so, that can be done by cloning or imaging. Or just do a clean installation to the new laptop, although new laptops typically include a Windows installation.

Or do you mean personal data files---pictures, videos, email, Word files, Excel files, etc? If so, that is normally done by traditional means---backing these files up to an external drive or USB thumb drive---and then copying the files back to the desired folder on the new laptop. You may even be able to temporarily connect the hard drive from the old laptop to the new laptop and copy the files that way.

This is all manual... doesn't windows have sometime like "Time Matchine" for Mac. ???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2012   #5
chetanmadaan

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
First why do you think your current notebook is "Giving Up"? Why not Fix the current one as it is only 2 months old.


If you are set on buying a new notebook look at the Dell Latitude series as they, IMHO, are some of the best models available.
Edwar -

it's two years old... and i am not sold on buying a new one... but i would rather get this one repaired/fixed if possible.
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25 Oct 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chetanmadaan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chetanmadaan View Post
How will i be able to migrate all my current data to a new laptop.
Do you mean migrate Windows and installed programs? If so, that can be done by cloning or imaging. Or just do a clean installation to the new laptop, although new laptops typically include a Windows installation.

Or do you mean personal data files---pictures, videos, email, Word files, Excel files, etc? If so, that is normally done by traditional means---backing these files up to an external drive or USB thumb drive---and then copying the files back to the desired folder on the new laptop. You may even be able to temporarily connect the hard drive from the old laptop to the new laptop and copy the files that way.

This is all manual... doesn't windows have sometime like "Time Matchine" for Mac. ???
I have only a vague idea of Time Machine---some sort of way of returning your system to a prior state I think?

Yes, Windows has something like that.

But the questions I first posted remain, namely: do you want to migrate ONLY personal data files or do you want to migrate your Windows installation? Or both?
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