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Windows 7: Is there a way to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 8?


06 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Is there a way to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 8?

I am using both operating systems and its on dual boot. I made a partition for windows 8 and im wondering how i can transfer files from my Windows 7 to my Windows 8 , such as files,documents,pictures,videos,games, skype etc.. so that i don't have to redownload everything from what have in Windows 7 to Win8

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06 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi NBAPwns13

If you do a windows easy transfer it will transfer all of your documents and videos, it however will not transfer programs, you will need to install them yourself.

-Iroro
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06 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Oh so you can't like transfer Skype and such? How about drivers and stuff for your computer? Like audio headsets drivers etc..
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06 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Drivers will be transferred, just not User Interface Programs.
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06 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Ohh alright tthanks! Also do i download this in my Windows 7 OS or Windows 8 OS?
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06 Jan 2013   #6

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No need for windows easy transfer, you can just copy & paste data from the Windows 7 partition to the Windows 8 partition.
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06 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
No need for windows easy transfer, you can just copy & paste data from the Windows 7 partition to the Windows 8 partition.

If he\she is running two physical machines he\she will be unable to complete your suggestion, even if the user is running the one physical machine it makes for a messy drawn out job.
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06 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NBAPwns13 View Post
Ohh alright tthanks! Also do i download this in my Windows 7 OS or Windows 8 OS?
Both operating systems should already have this as it is a "resource" program.
In the unlikely event that it does not have it you can acquire the program from the following link:
Windows Easy Transfer - Microsoft Windows
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06 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

May I suggest a third partition?
Put all your data, photos, documents, videos, whatever into a new partition where you store work items only. that way you have one centralized copy and changes made in one OS will appear in the other.

For some programs you may copy-paste them if they're portable, otherwise a full reinstall of them is better. For drivers, the only safe option is a normal install.
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06 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
May I suggest a third partition?
Put all your data, photos, documents, videos, whatever into a new partition where you store work items only. that way you have one centralized copy and changes made in one OS will appear in the other.

For some programs you may copy-paste them if they're portable, otherwise a full reinstall of them is better. For drivers, the only safe option is a normal install.
If you do that wouldnt it require a third OS?
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