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Windows 7: Is Win Easy Transfer "machine specific?"

03 Sep 2010   #1
nala

Windows 7 home premium 64bit SP1
 
 
Is Win Easy Transfer "machine specific?"

My daughter supports her business with a Win XP machine and this is now clearly faiing. Since the required new PC will not be available for a few days she is concerned that a total failure of the old PC will risk loss of documents and settings (although she has already backed up "My Documents" to an external HDD).
I recently re-formatted my own Win XP HDD and installed Win7 Home Premium instead using Win Easy Transfer with perfect results. I have now re-loaded the Easy Transfer programme onto a memory stick from my PC and, so far as I can see, my daughter should be able to use this to safely back-up both documents and settings to an external HDD pending delivery of the new machine.
Can anyone confirm that this is so, please? Failing this, could she use my own Win7 operating system disk (an OEM version) to obtain a copy of Easy Transfer?


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03 Sep 2010   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Have a look Here ...

Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP

should be the same for win7
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03 Sep 2010   #3
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

I don't believe there is a difference but the link Barman58 provided is to xfer from XP to Vista. Here is the link for for XP to Win 7:

Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7

If you need 64bit, the link is at the bottom of that page.
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03 Sep 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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03 Sep 2010   #5
nala

Windows 7 home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Many thanks to all repliers. Download of Easy Transfer direct will obvously be the best way - why didn't I think of that????!!!!
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03 Sep 2010   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nala View Post
why didn't I think of that????!!!!
Just a point to think about as well. Are you really going to feel comfortable letting some software decide what is important to you? I don't, and that's why I always back up my data manually if I was moving to a new computer or OS. It is my computer, I use it, and therefore I know where and what is important to me.
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