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Windows 7: Transferring data and settings

23 Jun 2010   #1
MalagaLocal

Vista 64
 
 
Transferring data and settings

Hello,

I have just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 (64 Bit) OS. I am currently working on a desktop with Vista 64 bit. How do I transfer data and settings from Desktop to Laptop? Can I use Easy Transfer for this? Or will I lose data this way?

MalagaLocal


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23 Jun 2010   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could use the Easy Transfer Wizard, but I wouldn't feel comfortable letting a program decide what was important to me. I would much prefer to do it myself. That way, I definitely wouldn't lose any important data.

Even if I did use the Wizard, I'd still backup my data anyway as well. Once you do that, you've already made it ready to migrate.
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23 Jun 2010   #3
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

If you have an external drive...backup your files there, then when finished installed your new Windows 7 and feel ready, just plug the Hard drive and transfert your files.
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23 Jun 2010   #4
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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23 Jun 2010   #5
tcat7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I used Easy Transfer and it added several user profiles, and messed up security and created all kinds of unnecessary folders. I ended up restoring to factory settings and using an external drive, and just moving folder/files. Fairly easy to figure out what Mail, Firefox or IE files to move once you have both running.
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23 Jun 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tcat7 View Post
I used Easy Transfer and it added several user profiles, and messed up security and created all kinds of unnecessary folders. I ended up restoring to factory settings and using an external drive, and just moving folder/files. Fairly easy to figure out what Mail, Firefox or IE files to move once you have both running.
WET only Transfers user accouts you ask it to.
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