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05 Aug 2012   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
Windows 7 Easy transfer

Hi,I have windows 7 home premium 64bit had it for a couple of months,Working well the only thing is when I had it first one wasn't sure how to copy music & documents etc over from my old xp machine.
Now I'm thinking of re sorting things out good and proper,This is my plan
Save all my Documents,Music,My Pictures & Videos all on to an external drive.
Sorry I should have said move not save all my doc's etc.
Now will the windows 7 transfer work to get the documents etc back on to my pc in the correct order?.If possible can someone please put me in the correct order in doing so.As said all my doc's etc will be on an external hdd.They wont be on the 'C' drive.Is it possible to be done with the windows easy transfer,Will it recognize my ext hdd?.
I do hope that it will work,On the link it looks so easy.
Many thanks.
Documents > Doc's Folder.My Music > My Music Folder and so on?.

This is the link to the item in question...Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

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05 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

Do exactly what you said. Copy (backup) the files and folders you want to save, reinstall then copy them back. WET is not needed for this. Having said that, you can use WET if you want.

Use WET to copy the files and folders to an external drive then again to restore. Good write up here: Using Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your data to a new computer
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06 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Ztrucker is correct it will work exactly as you say. If you would rather you can simply copy-paste the folders to the external and then restore them after the install to where you would like to. You have more control that way. But, WET will work exactly as you say.
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