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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer vs. User State Migration Tool

09 Sep 2009   #1
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 
Windows Easy Transfer vs. User State Migration Tool

Do you know if there is a difference between these two tools? MS site sometimes points to one and sometimes to another when recomending a tool for migrating from XP to Win7,

Also, should I expect problems or take special steps when migrating from XP x86 to Win7 X64, using one of these or similar tool?

Tks, Walter


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09 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

I believe USMT is for servers, or will handle servers, and the Easy Transfer will not handle servers.
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09 Sep 2009   #3
theog

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Hi wallyinnc

If you use the XP Windows Easy Transfer you can expect problems with win7, download the newer version for XP, Vista, and Win7, from MS downloads.
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10 Sep 2009   #4
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Tks!
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