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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer

26 Jun 2009   #1
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Easy Transfer

Is it possible to unzip files from a *.mig to a new xp computer?


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26 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msnuser193 View Post
Is it possible to unzip files from a *.mig to a new xp computer?
Is it really A "MIG" file? just did a google and the only returns were abt the fighter. could you give us more info?

TIA

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #3
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msnuser193 View Post
Is it possible to unzip files from a *.mig to a new xp computer?
All you need to do is to download the file below.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Load it onto the new XP build and you should be able to transfer the files and settings onto the new machine.
You can pick and choose what gets transferred.
More info at the Easy Transfer page.
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28 Jun 2009   #4
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Is it really A "MIG" file? just did a google and the only returns were abt the fighter. could you give us more info?

TIA

Ken
Yes, I made it from Windows Easy Transfer. I planning to transfer the files to my new windows xp computer, but the option doesn't show up.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andych View Post
All you need to do is to download the file below.
Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP
Load it onto the new XP build and you should be able to transfer the files and settings onto the new machine.
You can pick and choose what gets transferred.
More info at the Easy Transfer page.
Get Windows Vista: Windows Easy Transfer
I'll try that

I was using the one on Windows 7 installation disc

EDIT: Doesn't work
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28 Jun 2009   #5
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 



I have my backup in my external hard drive, so I selected the external option.



Here's the start menu.



Where is the "transfer to new computer" option?



It's missing when I do it
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28 Jun 2009   #6
Frostbite

 

Using the "This is my new computer" expands the files and settings from the mig file to the computer your running it from.

Edit: Are you trying to use the Windows Easy Transfer from the Windows 7 DVD to move settings to XP? With that one you can only move settings from XP/Vista to Windows 7. Hence the missing option.
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28 Jun 2009   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have used the Windows easy Transfer 4 times now to an external HD

Last time was 132 gb's of files, programs, settings, docs, etc.

Worked perfectly each time

" Doc "
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28 Jun 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Windows Easy Transfer does not exist in XP (if it does then i missed it). Follow this tutorial Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers and you should have all the info you need.

Hope it helps if not then post back.
Note   Note
You do not need to have 2 machines connected in order to transfer files & settings




Jeff
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02 Jul 2009   #9
msnuser193

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbite View Post
Using the "This is my new computer" expands the files and settings from the mig file to the computer your running it from.

Edit: Are you trying to use the Windows Easy Transfer from the Windows 7 DVD to move settings to XP? With that one you can only move settings from XP/Vista to Windows 7. Hence the missing option.
Yeah I know that, but it's missing. When I have transfer all my files to a external harddrive for my new xp computer

EDIT:
Windows xp Link
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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02 Jul 2009   #10
Frostbite

 

I take it your wanting to transfer settings from XP to XP?
The 'Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP ' is for
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
1) Windows XP SP2 to Windows Vista
2) Windows Vista to Windows Vista

For XP to XP your going to want to use 'file and settings transfer wizard' built into XP. There is a guide on the MS website
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...p/migrate.mspx

To use the external disk method, start here:
Windows XP: Moving files and settings to a new computer

Hope that helps
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