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Windows 7: Tips for importing my Windows 7 install to a fresh install?


30 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Tips for importing my Windows 7 install to a fresh install?

Hi!

I plan on reformatting Windows 7 x64 due to some hardware issues. Basically, I would like to be able to have things like Windows 7 settings, themes, ect imported. Any tips on how to do this?

edit: I do have separate partitions/harddrives to backup files, program data, ect.


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30 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Windows Easy Transfer
Ill get the link
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-easy-transfer

When I went from Vista to 7, I used it. Tranfer everything to a finger drive and then transfer to the new OS.
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30 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thank you for the quick and helpful response. Does it matter which x64 version I download since I'm transferring from Windows 7 to Windows 7?
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30 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Windows Easy Transfer
Ill get the link
Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

When I went from Vista to 7, I used it. Tranfer everything to a finger drive and then transfer to the new OS.
There doesn't seem to be a program for Windows 7 to Windows 7.

edit: I don't think I'll need. I backed up my C:\Users\username folder so I should be covered.
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30 Aug 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I did vista to vist, it will work. That Easy Transfer is a selling gimick to get you to buy. Tell you what, give it a test. Do what I did set up a new account and see if it works, now.
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30 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Just type easy transfer into the start search and you should get the WET that's built in to Windows 7.

also not all settings are held in the user folder tree WET will also backup some more global settings
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