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Windows 7: Fresh install, now to get my data etc from VISTA


04 Oct 2010   #1

WIndows 7 Professional and Vista Home Premium x64
 
 
Fresh install, now to get my data etc from VISTA

I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a new HDD. I have "EVERYTHING" on my old Vista box att.

I have "saved" my data and everything else the transfer wizard claims it will save to a file on an external drive.

Now I want to get my new install operational. Do I install all my programs (MS office, games, etc) then run the transfer wizard to import all the "saved" data and such or do I run the transfer wizard first?


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04 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richdave View Post
I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a new HDD. I have "EVERYTHING" on my old Vista box att.

I have "saved" my data and everything else the transfer wizard claims it will save to a file on an external drive.

Now I want to get my new install operational. Do I install all my programs (MS office, games, etc) then run the transfer wizard to import all the "saved" data and such or do I run the transfer wizard first?
Transfer your "saved data" first. Then when you install your programs, you can put a destination path so the data and programs are linked.
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04 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richdave View Post
I have a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a new HDD. I have "EVERYTHING" on my old Vista box att.

I have "saved" my data and everything else the transfer wizard claims it will save to a file on an external drive.

Now I want to get my new install operational. Do I install all my programs (MS office, games, etc) then run the transfer wizard to import all the "saved" data and such or do I run the transfer wizard first?
Straight from the horse's mouth:
Small Deployments

For single or small deployments of the Windows 7 operating system, you may be able to use either the upgrade feature in Windows Setup or Windows Easy Transfer rather than USMT to migrate or maintain user settings and files.
You can install Windows 7 as an upgrade to an existing installation of Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2 using the Upgrade option during installation. To maintain settings when installing Windows 7 on a computer running Windows XP, you must migrate files and settings using a tool such as Windows 7 Easy Transfer and then reinstall your software programs. Windows Easy Transfer (Migwiz.exe) is installed with Windows 7 and is available on the Windows 7 DVD in the Support\Migwiz directory. When running Windows Easy Transfer from the DVD, double click MigSetup.exe to run the application. Additionally, if you are installing Windows 7 on a new computer, you can transfer settings and files from any other computer running Windows Vista or Windows XP by using Windows Easy Transfer.
Select one of the following scenarios to upgrade or migrate files and settings to Windows 7:
  1. Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 [ Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows ] . This scenario provides steps to upgrade a computer that is currently running Windows Vista to Windows 7.
  2. Migrate files and settings to a new computer [ Transfer files and settings from another computer ] . This scenario provides steps to migrate files and settings from a computer running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 to a new computer running Windows 7.
  3. Migrate files from Windows XP to Windows 7 [ Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows ] . This scenario provides steps to migrate files and settings on a computer that is running Windows XP to a new installation of Windows 7.
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05 Oct 2010   #4

WIndows 7 Professional and Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the posts. I'll read the detail and give it a whirl tonight
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