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Windows 7: Easy transfer and windows old folder

08 Jun 2010   #1

Easy transfer and windows old folder

When upgrading from xp to Windows 7 is a win old folder made? I am comfused as MS states that you must use easy transfer. Is the old folder for use in vista upgrades?

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08 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 8 Core X64

You need to do a Clean Install which wipes out everything on the boot partition so Easy Transfer or some other method of backing up your data is needed. There is no Windows.old folder created.

I was wrong on this, you can get a Windows.old as SIW2 mentions below. Sorry for the wrong info.
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08 Jun 2010   #3

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

You should get a Windows.old folder if you boot the 7 dvd, select Custom Install, DON'T format the partition you want to install onto - just make sure it is highlighted and click Next.

That doesn't replace EasyTransfer, as you will need to fish out your data manually from the Windows.old folder.
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08 Jun 2010   #4

Easy transfer and Windows old folder.

Thamk you Ztruker and S1W2 for your replies. What I have done is downliad ET to my C drive and transferred to my D drive. I have a file with a .MIG ending which must be the easy transfer file. After I install Windows 7 on my C drive I will transfer back again. Sound OK to you guys? If I get a Win old folder when I install Windows 7 I'll just delete it.
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