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Windows 7: Need help with Windows Easy Transfer

22 Oct 2014   #1
dustman

windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 
Need help with Windows Easy Transfer

Hello,

I used Windows Easy Transfer years ago and it worked fine. I recently acquired another comuter (both of them running Windows 7 Ultimate) and I cannot use WET. No matter what, I set it up to transfer, the files appear on the new computer, but when I click transfer I get the error message that it cannot connect to my domain, and the transfer can't be done.

So, I thought I would try the data transfer cable route, by-passing the net. Of course, I couldn't find mine, so I had to buy a new one online and wait for it to come. I then hooked up both computers to try again.WET ignores the cable and will only try thenet method. If doesn't even offer me the choice between net, data cable, or USB anymore. It just goes straight to the net, and gives me the same error message.

Now, I am not savvy to net stuff. I am online wirelessly, no problem. I have a new router ID and password from AT&T, but WET wouldn't accept that either. I don't know about domains. I did go online, and it said the domain was your internet service provider. I went to mine (AT&T) and spoke with their "TECH" who had no idea what a domain was, and told me to just type in AT&T Uverse in the domain name box. I did. Nothing. He did say they had a DNS number but it was too long to give to me.

So I am dead in the water. I have searched my computer and cannot find a domain name. I can find the section that says I can join a domain, but it needs my domain name, which I have no idea about.

Help, please!

Thanks in advance,

Dustman


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22 Oct 2014   #2
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Your specs says you have Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit, but your post says 2 x Windows 7 Ultimate? That sounds more like corporate computers and more likely to belong to a domain. An account is either a local account or a domain account. A domain account basically means it's not local and that it's part of a network. Here's an example of an domain account with screenshots: What is a Domain Account? - Columbia University Medical Center Information Technology

This MS thread might help you: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itprogeneral

I also noted from the WET FAQ that you can't transfer files from a 64-bit to a 32-bit PC. Might be good to know
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22 Oct 2014   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Even computers with a domain account still have a local account, should be able to login to either.

When you try to use the WET cable, do you disconnect your ethernet cable or otherwise disconnect from the network?
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22 Oct 2014   #4
dustman

windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Hello, tookeri and strollin,

Thanks for the response. I don't know where that 32 bit is coming from I have 3 identical Dell XPS 8000 desktop computers, all 64 bit, all upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate.

Dustman
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22 Oct 2014   #5
dustman

windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Hello, again,

I went to my profile and updated it. It looks like I didn't see where it said to choose 32 bit or 64 bit. I have always had 64 bit.Anyway, I think I hae everything fixed now.

dustman
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23 Oct 2014   #6
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

Don't forget to check out the MS link I posted. Maybe I was unclear, but that link was related to the message you get from WET.
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23 Oct 2014   #7
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustman View Post
Hello, tookeri and strollin,

Thanks for the response. I don't know where that 32 bit is coming from I have 3 identical Dell XPS 8000 desktop computers, all 64 bit, all upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate.

Dustman
I'm confused. Where does 32-bit come into play here? I don't see any mention of 32-bit in your original post.
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23 Oct 2014   #8
Tookeri

Windows 7 Pro 32
 
 

The OP has updated and corrected that info now (the specs)
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