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Windows 7: Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

20 Sep 2011   #60

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pumpman2 View Post

My HP's vista motherboard went bad and I bought a new HP win 7 machine. The old hard drive I mounted as a slave hard drive on the new computer. How do I transfer my files from the old salve Drive (G to my new hard drive (C IT probably really simple but i have not been able to figure it out yet.

You say "files".

What files?

If you mean personal data files, just drag them with the mouse to the appropriate location on the new drive.

If you mean installed programs, you must reinstall them from scratch. They cannot be copied over and be expected to run properly.

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20 Sep 2011   #61

Windows 7 32
More specific information

The files I specifically need are mail messages from windows mail. I know I can get all the pictures and word docs directly but how do I get the mail messages transferred or pointed in the right direction. Thanks for the quick reply!!!
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20 Sep 2011   #62

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I'd start a fresh thread about your particular issue in the "Browsers and Mail" section of this site.

Offhand, I can tell you that getting mail transferred properly can be problematic. Sometimes it's easy and sometimes you pull your hair out.

I have not checked, but there might be a tutorial on Windows Mail transfer on this site.
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09 Nov 2011   #63

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
What if a computer goes to sleep during Win Easy Xfer?

My transfer, just ongoing now, is to take ten or more hours. Both computers go to sleep after about fifteen minutes without user interaction. Will that be a problem?

If so, would it be safe to change the sleep settings, bearing in mind WET users shouldn't use either computer during transfer?

If WET stops because a computer goes to sleep, does one have to re-start the whole transfer from the beginning?

Thanks, all - Eric
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10 Nov 2011   #64

Windows 10 Pro X64

Is it going to sleep or is it just the monitor that is turning off? It shouldn't sleep with network and hard drive activity.
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11 Nov 2011   #65

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks, Ztruker! I*'ve been caught with an active but untouched computer going to sleep before, but maybe the design has changed? Anyway, the transfer worked with me pressing the SHIFT key every so often!
Thanks again - Eric
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21 Nov 2011   #66

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Is it smart enough to do the following?
Assume I save user JOHN and restore to JIM .... does it update JIM's userregistry entries from C:\users\john to c:\users\jim? Also for ini-files etc?

So every reference to a file in JOHN's profile will be updated to a reference in JIM's profile. I can do that manually by search and replace in registry and ini files but automatically would be nice. But sometimes it's in a xml-file or settings.dat (for example utorrent).

So how good is this tool?
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21 Nov 2011   #67

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Not exactly sure of your scenario, it will transfer the user info you have on the computer at the time you run Windows Easy Transfer.
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12 Jan 2012   #68

Windows 10 Home 64b

Can i do a WET between Windows 7 and 8?
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13 Jan 2012   #69

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Not sure about that.

Will check on it.
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