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Windows 7: Transfer to another computer

14 Oct 2010   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Transfer to another computer

I'm building another computer and in the olden days I just took the Hard Drive from my old computer and put it into new computer and after about 30 clicks of the mouse I was ok. I don't think this is the right way. I've never did a transfer from my home. So I build another computer, put the basic OS, use a transfer cable I will have to buy and I'm not sure about this? Any help please.


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14 Oct 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

if its just music and videos and data, your method of sticking the hard drive in the new box and transferring that way is perfectly fine. or did you want to transfer installed apps and settings?
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14 Oct 2010   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I'm building another computer and in the olden days I just took the Hard Drive from my old computer and put it into new computer and after about 30 clicks of the mouse I was ok. I don't think this is the right way. I've never did a transfer from my home. So I build another computer, put the basic OS, use a transfer cable I will have to buy and I'm not sure about this? Any help please.
Simply do it as in the olden days. You might have to "re-authenticate/re-validate".
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15 Oct 2010   #4
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 

Simply do it as in the olden days. You might have to "re-authenticate/re-validate".[/QUOTE]

I only have system files, programs, and anthing related to the system but no data is on my C:\. So instead of re-building the OS from scrath I can just stick it into the new computer or use Windows transfer which I have never done?
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15 Oct 2010   #5
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
Simply do it as in the olden days. You might have to "re-authenticate/re-validate".
I only have system files, programs, and anthing related to the system but no data is on my C:\. So instead of re-building the OS from scrath I can just stick it into the new computer or use Windows transfer which I have never done?[/QUOTE]

Well, I would be hesitant to say that you can easily transplant your old Hard drive into a new computer system. The reason being is when the OS is installed, a fair deal of the time, it hardens the OS based on the Motherboard chipset. If the motherboard of the new system differs by a lot, you will have a harder time starting up the system as it is expecting specific hardware.

You can try and do a Windows Repair, but often times than not, I found it will not work and you end up reinstalling the OS due to the major change with the motherboard chipset.
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15 Oct 2010   #6
thehappyman

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62 View Post
I'm building another computer and in the olden days I just took the Hard Drive from my old computer and put it into new computer and after about 30 clicks of the mouse I was ok. I don't think this is the right way. I've never did a transfer from my home. So I build another computer, put the basic OS, use a transfer cable I will have to buy and I'm not sure about this? Any help please.
I just used this to "Transfer" my friends old XP machine to his new Win 7 machine and it worked perfectly !!!!!!

see it at Amazon Amazon.com: Windows 7 Transfer Kit For Dummies: Software
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