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Windows 7: How do I transfer files

29 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
I think what we need from Snuffy is a detailed description of the files he wants to transfer. He probably wants to include application settings and related data, which is more complicated, and I believe that's what Windows Easy Transfer does. I'm actually doing a run to see how well it works.

What it's done is analyze my user account and the Windows environment, seeing what apps are installed, and will transfer app settings and any stuff associated with the selected accounts to a file which will then be imported into the target Windows environment.

I'm going to create a new Win7 install and do a transfer. I'll let you know how it fares.
Yeah, a test like that would be useful confirmation.

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29 Jun 2009   #12


I decided to download the x86 7260 build and do an x64 to x86 transfer and see how that works out.

Oooh! The torrent just picked up to +200KBs .
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30 Jun 2009   #13


Well, the bad news is you can't use WET to transfer across x86-x64 systems, they need to be the same either x86 or x64.

The good news if you can use it is it lets you add pretty much any folder hierarchy to the transfer file it creates, which BTW seems to be pretty efficient in creating. It took about 9 minutes to create a 14GB transfer file in my environment.
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30 Jun 2009   #14


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Yeah, a test like that would be useful confirmation.
With the info previously posted, and also a search of Technet MS. I have found several (methods) almost the same or very simular, that Im 95% sure I will be able to transfer the files and data needed. Yes, all info is x86.
I also have method to use a External HD. save the info. and also to transfer back.

Basically I think the described methods are 100% the same - main difference is how other folks say the same thing only differently.
sample: is the glass is half full, No it is half empty. the same thing only different.

AGAIN THANKS. for all the great info.
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08 Jul 2009   #15

dual XP Pro and 7 RC

If I am reading the info correctly, you can upgrade from any version of Vista to any version of Windows 7 commerical when released. However, Windows 7 RC cannot be upgraded period. A new install is required.
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08 Jul 2009   #16
Orbital Shark


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheOne View Post
If I am reading the info correctly, you can upgrade from any version of Vista to any version of Windows 7 commerical when released. However, Windows 7 RC cannot be upgraded period. A new install is required.
Hi TheOne, welcome to the forums.

That's not exactly correct

Microsoft have posted information on how to upgrade from 7000 BETA to 7100 RC but the process works for 7100 to newer builds.

It's a case of searching for 'Windows 7 upgrade 7000 7100' or similar
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08 Jul 2009   #17

dual XP Pro and 7 RC

I was referring to upgrading from any pre-release version to the final release. Are you telling me that you will be able to upgrade Windows 7 RC to the commerical release?
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