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Windows 7: Easy Transfer - Not enough memory


07 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7, Professional, 64 bit
 
 
Easy Transfer - Not enough memory

I have just installed Windows 7. When I try to use the Easy Transfer saved file from the old, Vista, version, the system tells me that I don't have enough memory to use this facility.

When I check the usage on my main C: drive I find that there is a file called Windows.old which is using almost all of the drive memory. Can I copy this file to a backup drive and then delete the original, or is it required to stay on the C: drive?
If it must stay on the C: drive, how can I transfer the information saved on the Easy Transfer file?

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07 Oct 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barcar View Post
I have just installed Windows 7. When I try to use the Easy Transfer saved file from the old, Vista, version, the system tells me that I don't have enough memory to use this facility.

When I check the usage on my main C: drive I find that there is a file called Windows.old which is using almost all of the drive memory. Can I copy this file to a backup drive and then delete the original, or is it required to stay on the C: drive?
If it must stay on the C: drive, how can I transfer the information saved on the Easy Transfer file?
If the message is not enough memory it is not referring to HD space. It is referring to ram. If we knew your system specs we could give you a more informed reply.

The windows.old folder is where easy transfer is looking and needs to be there (I believe)
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07 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7, Professional, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, zizzag3142, for your comments. The reference is to HD memory not to RAM.
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07 Oct 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barcar View Post
Thanks, zizzag3142, for your comments. The reference is to HD memory not to RAM.
Any chance with could get a screenshot of the error message?
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08 Oct 2011   #5

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You could delete the Windows old.
Windows.old Folder - Delete
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08 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7, Professional, 64 bit
 
 
Easy Transfer - Not enough memory

As requested by zigzag3143, here is a screenshot of the message I have received.


Easy Transfer - Not enough memory-transfer-fail.jpg

Thanks also to theog for their reply.


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08 Oct 2011   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barcar View Post
As requested by zigzag3143, here is a screenshot of the message I have received.


Attachment 178389

Thanks also to theog for their reply.

As I said previously it is space not memory. As Theog stated if you dont need anything from the previous install you can delete the window.old folder by running disk cleanup BUT thats where the files and settings are.
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