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Windows 7: Easy Transfer Missing

16 Nov 2009   #1
jsquareg

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

When I typed 'easytransfer' in the start menu search box Windows Easy Transfer did not show up as it did in the past. However, migwiz.exe is in C:\Windows\System32 right where I think it is suppose to be and it does an 'Old Machine' transfer just fine.

It took a bit of searching to find the name of Easy Transfer and locating it and I'm sure I will have forgotten its name and location by the time I want to use it again. Can someone tell me how I can get the Start Search box to find it for me again?

Thank you very much.


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16 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

click on start menu, bottom left of your screen. Type in what you are looking for and like magic you will find it. Good luck and enjoy. Let us know how u make out.
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16 Nov 2009   #3
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> "Windows Easy Transfer"

Alternately type "Windows Easy Transfer" in the search field.
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16 Nov 2009   #4
jsquareg

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

Thank you.

That is exactly what I did and it didn't appear. The closest thing was 'Easy Transfer Reports' from previous uses of Easy Transfer. No Windows Easy Transfer that I got previously.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to microsoft site. I think you can download from there.
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16 Nov 2009   #6
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

you have to type "WINDOWS easy transfer" including Windows and the spaces.
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16 Nov 2009   #7
jsquareg

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
Start -> All programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> "Windows Easy Transfer"

Alternately type "Windows Easy Transfer" in the search field.
Thank you very much

The All Programs route yielded only Windows Easy Transfer Reports like happened using the search field method. Go figure!
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16 Nov 2009   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try MS site. see above
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16 Nov 2009   #9
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

actual path the executable is: %windir%\system32\migwiz\migwiz.exe

If it is there then make a shortcut to it. Otherwise I agree...download it from Microsoft.
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16 Nov 2009   #10
jsquareg

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Try MS site. see above
Thank you.

Sorry, but I'm a little dense right now after raking leaves all day and don't quite understand.
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