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Windows 7: need some quick help, please...

28 May 2011   #1
stevae

windows 7
 
 
need some quick help, please...

i am living and working in fiji, so just to let you know i don't have a lot of resources at my disposal. i have an old office system running xp, with some important files, folders and programs on it. we just purchased a new win 7 machine. for those in the know, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET ALL OF THOSE FILES, FOLDERS AND PROGRAMS OVER TO THE NEW SYSTEM, WITH THEM STILL WORKING?
i was thinking about using acronis true image home. but i am worried about it working properly since i am going from xp to win 7. any advise is greatly appreciated, as i need to complete this today. thanks in advance to anyone who is able to help.


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28 May 2011   #2
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

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28 May 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello stevae.





Quite a few have had a really bad experience using WET from XP to Windows 7.


You would be way better off making external backups of anything you can't afford to lose and do a clean install of W7 to save yourself a heart-ache.
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28 May 2011   #4
stevae

windows 7
 
 

wet worked perfectly, and everything seems to be in order. thanks again.
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29 May 2011   #5
stevae

windows 7
 
 

maybe i spoke too soon... i am now seeing that when i reloaded office on the new system, that the outlook app won't work. it keeps telling me to access the exchange server, but i don't even think we use exchange. at least i didn't see it on either of the computers. any ideas as to how i can get outlook up and running, and with all of the contacts that were being used before? thanks!
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29 May 2011   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevae View Post
maybe i spoke too soon... i am now seeing that when i reloaded office on the new system, that the outlook app won't work. it keeps telling me to access the exchange server, but i don't even think we use exchange. at least i didn't see it on either of the computers. any ideas as to how i can get outlook up and running, and with all of the contacts that were being used before? thanks!
Which version of Office/Outlook are you using? The 2003 and 2007 may have issues running in Windows 7 unless compatibility mode is used, although Microsoft says 7 will support 2003 and 2007.

Compatibility Mode

Windows 7 and Outlook | HowTo-Outlook
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29 May 2011   #7
stevae

windows 7
 
 

i am using 2007. i will try the links you provided, and let you know how that goes. thanks for the help.


edit: i tried all of the compatibility options, and continue to get the same thing.
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