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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer

23 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Easy Transfer

Hi there, hope this is in the right spot. My problem is I don't know if I can merge 2 different pc's into the new laptop using easy file transfer or will it wipe out the first transfer that I have already done? Different users on both old computers.
thanks
Dan

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23 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello DDVKilroy, welcome to Seven Forums!







When someone that has experience with the issue you're asking about has the time you will be helped.
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23 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Dang! So I could be posting back myself! I have one here to test was just hoping to find some quick input before I try :P
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23 Sep 2010   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Don't think it would be a problem. Although it may overwrite duplicate files. You will may have to reinstall some programs from their source code but it will tell what you need to reinsyall.
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23 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yea I was more worried about over writing email settings and the user accounts. I am going to have lunch first and if still no response from someone that has tried it I will be testing lol Then will post my results
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23 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I'm quite sure it was not designed to do that. Expect the unexpected, fear the worst, hope for the best.
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23 Sep 2010   #7

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You can select what files you transfer but backup and use restore points so you can reverse the damage.
I've used Eazy Transfer many times and it works great for most systems but you are trying something that it may not of been designed for.
Good Luck and lets us know how it goes.

Ken
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23 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Create an image first and then if there's loss you will have a backup!


Imaging with free Macrium
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23 Sep 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Obviously you'll want to reimport only under the User Account for the user you're transferring.

This is a unique question and may add to the Google knowledge base for the first time, so please post back the results.

BTW I find drag n drop a much cleaner method of backing up then reimporting files from external. Easy Transfer uses way too much space and reimports settings which can be corrupt.

I have asked for more help on this prob.
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23 Sep 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I find the "Move To" option in this tutorial at the link to an excellent method to move stuff to the new Windows within Windows explorer, especially large files.


Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
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