|19 Oct 2009||#1|
Install on new HD, old data transfer?
Fewer than three days to go until Sevenday!
I currently have 2 hard drives, one for the Vista x86 system, and the other for "My Files" (Documents, Email, Downloads, Pictures ...) although there are naturally a few important files also saved on the system drive.
I plan to do a clean install of Windows 7 x64 using 2 brand new hard drives, and keep the existing drives intact. I can temporarily connect both of the old drives to collect what I need from them.
My question is this: do I need to run Windows Easy Transfer to make an archive of the old drives, or can I transfer the data from its raw form? Going from XP to Vista was easy, simply drag and drop. But I think that the Windows 7 "Libraries" system may not like this, and I may run into problems with Permissions or Onwership.
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|19 Oct 2009||#3|
Welcome to Seven Forums, nigelmercier
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Above are some good bits of reading that may help you with the upgrade. If I understand your question you are wondering the benefits of Windows Easy Transfer. I would suggest that you do use it. If for nothing other than a back up solution. Good luck to you in the future. Hope that this has help you! Enjoy the 7 and SF.
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