Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Using Easy Transfer

21 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
Using Easy Transfer

A couple of years ago, I used Easy Transfer to get the Windows 7 settings from my Win7 Desktop to my laptop and have now forgotten one important thing. I want to transfer those settings from my laptop to a new Desktop.

If I install all my programs on the new machine and then use Easy Transfer to get the settings form the laptop will it also pick up the various activations from the laptop. Most important, will it pick up the activation from Office 2010 or will I have to get a new license? I know I can activate Office on the new machine over the 'phone but I had just as soon not have to go through that step.

Thank you.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2013   #2


No, it does not pick up product activation information. You need to activate Office on that new desktop separately.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1

Thank you Kari. That is just what I wanted to know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Using Easy Transfer

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a
I recently purchased a WD Passport external Harddrive, and have attempted to use it with transferring files from a laptop running Windows 7 32-bit to a desktop running Windows 7 64-bit. Windows Easy Transfer won't allow me to do this, giving me the error msg: "Windows Easy transfer can't transfer...
General Discussion
Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
How to Transfer Files from One Computer to Another Computer with Windows Easy Transfer This tutorial will show you how to transfer your user files and settings from one computer to another using the Windows Easy Transfer tool.This feature is available in Vista and Windows 7. It can also be used...
MS Easy Transfer
I just started my new computer. It is HP h9-1180 running Win 7 Home with IE 8. I was able to download/install MS Easy Transfer on it. Easy Transfer also needs to be installed on my old computer. On my old computer, when I clicked on download/save @ the MS web page, I opened the the file and it...
Can an Easy Transfer archive be used/read without using Easy Transfer?
This sounds like a dumb question, but here's the background. My daughter's XP laptop crashed (trashed hard disk that I doubt we can rescue much data from) and so we got her a Windows 7 computer. Unless we can rescue much of the old data from crashed XP, she's pretty much starting off empty. ...
General Discussion
Don't want to transfer user files with easy transfer
I migrated to a new machine using easy transfer. I copied my files (user and data) to a hard drive that I installed in my new machine. I copied everything back and it all worked fine. Over time (the last year) I have altered my config and even wiped the OS and did a clean install. My problem...
General Discussion
Easy Transfer
I recently installed in the computer Easy Transfer on Windows XP.I followed all the steps.I saved all the information stick.Also on the same computer I instalt windows again.Now I do not recognize the format of the Stick.I do not know what to do.:cry::cry::cry:
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:54.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App