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Windows 7: Migrating files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 PC

17 Jun 2016   #1
Norfbech

Windows 7 home (I think!)
 
 
Migrating files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 PC

Hi all.
Bit of an off shoot of a thread I had (resucing a Windows 7 laptop with files I need to keep).

I have my daughters laptop (Dell Vostro) I need to re install Windows (via ISO disk). This has worked succesfully on one laptop, but that was a clean wipe). The Vostro has around 100gb of files I need to keep.
All my Ext HDD's are formatted for a Mac (PC won't read them) so instead I thought I would transfer via the network. This has been an almighty struggle: I've carried this out in the past (from PC to Mac via ethernet cable) but everything I've tried this time simply doesn't work (I've been through many threads on here).
I think this is because the Windows 7 is corrupted (Mac via SMB won't work...been through regedit etc).
I can each machine from each other, I just cannot access the files (Home network on the Vostro is not working fully - mentions a fault within windows).

Given all that, I then realised that this PC I'm typing on (running Windows 10) could be a better solution (it was staring me in the face!). It has plenty of spare space (500gb+) so I could use it as a temporary store before migrating them back to Vostro when Windows 7 is re installed.

I've had a look at PCmover, but it mentions something about the destination PC not running anything below windows 8. Not sure if that means it's fine to move files from a Windows 7 to a Windows 10 PC?

Are there any other solutions (via ethernet cable I suppose) I could try (baring in mind the home network issues on the Windows 7 machine)?

Many thanks.


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20 Jun 2016   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Format one of the external HDs as NTFS and use it to move the data?

Try booting the Windows 7 laptop to Safe Mode with Networking. Share the folder or folders then access them from the new laptop and copy the data over in multiple chunks, don't try to copy all at once.
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21 Jun 2016   #3
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

When Microsoft released Windows 8, it did a deal with Laplink to provide a free version of its PCmover program instead. EaseUS has a product called Todo PC Trans. The company offers a free version, but is limited to only transferring up to 2 applications.
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21 Jun 2016   #4
Norfbech

Windows 7 home (I think!)
 
 

Thanks folks.
There's (seemingly) no way I can transfer from that PC at the moment. Looks like the corruption will not enable this to go ahead (various messages suggesting the OS needs to be repaired - networking issue). I've tried pretty much everything (read dozens of threads on here) - everything that would normally work and have done so in the past.
My EXT HDD's contain my own backed up data, so I can't format them. She will need to pick up a new EXT HD and try that (she could do with backing up her data anyway).
Her Vostro contains over 200gb of data (mostly RAW images) and given the HD is 250gb there's no surprise it was acting up.
What I'm going to do is ask her to manually delete over 20gb of data (unwanted images) then I'll have enough space to repair at least (it's asking for that amount before it can proceed).
She can then think about an EXT HD and then I can move them over (via fast USB or ethernet cable?) and do a clean reinstall.

Many thanks!
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21 Jun 2016   #5
Norfbech

Windows 7 home (I think!)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Format one of the external HDs as NTFS and use it to move the data?

Try booting the Windows 7 laptop to Safe Mode with Networking. Share the folder or folders then access them from the new laptop and copy the data over in multiple chunks, don't try to copy all at once.
I'll try this also - connect both via ethernet cable?

This has been the main issue - I can see the computers (be it the Mac or the working PC's - from both sides) but cannot access them...again, I've tried virtually every fix out there - tips/tricks that have worked in the past. Has to be down to the corrupted windows 7 which is not allowing full networking.

Many thanks.
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21 Jun 2016   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Corrupted Windows 7, I can relate! There might be a fix! tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One), Safe Mode with Network, t items # 26 & 27 for sure, along with other checkmarks related to the problem. Do you have your important data backed up, if such is existing on the same partition as the OS?
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21 Jun 2016   #7
Norfbech

Windows 7 home (I think!)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Corrupted Windows 7, I can relate! There might be a fix! tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One), Safe Mode with Network, t items # 26 & 27 for sure, along with other checkmarks related to the problem. Do you have your important data backed up, if such is existing on the same partition as the OS?
Hi Roland.
I started a thread here last week relating to two laptops both with Windows 7 failures (relatively old laptops).
Those fixes were great - ended up with a Windows 7 ISO install (worked flawlessly) and a safe mode Windows 7 disc too.
The data on this laptop (my daughters) isn't backed up...hence the issue of trying to back it up before I do a clean install (most likely on the same partition too). This isn't how I run my own computer, but my children have their own methods
The stick here is (it seems) a network fault within Windows (asking for me to roll the repair back so it can fix this issue). However, there isn't enough data on here for me to apply the repair: I'm going to ask my daughter to manually delete files she can happily lose (mostly thousands of replica RAW image shots) so I have enough data for the repair.
Next step would be apply repair, purchase a new EXT HD, drop all files onto that then run a clean reinstall (using the ISO disc).

It's been interesting, I'll give it that!

Many thanks.
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