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Windows 7: Help upgrading to 7 from Vista

25 Jul 2010   #1
joshdw

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Help upgrading to 7 from Vista

Hello,
I'm getting a new computer tomorrow, finally a windows 7
I'm currently using a Windows Vista Home Basic computer, which is really outdated now for what I'm doing.
I would like to know if there is a way to like transfer all installed applications (and their settings), and files, to the new computer.
Any ideas?
Thanks for your time, Josh


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25 Jul 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Very easy use Easy Transfer, Ill get the info

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-easy-transfer
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25 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can transfering your own Data from Vista to Windows 7 with W.E.T.
but Not your programs, you need to reinstall them.

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
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25 Jul 2010   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know many people suggest the Easy Transfer Wizard, and if you want to try it, go for it, but I always prefer doing the data backup manually. You are the user of your computer, so you'll know what is important and where it is, such as e-mail, pictures, etc. I wouldn't and don't trust a software app to know what I feel is important. You can use a flash drive, external drive, blank DVD, online storage area...doesn't matter.
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25 Jul 2010   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Easy Transfer will get things that a novice user won't know to get, such as settings for various programs, including your emails (if you use a mail program). Much more experienced users may be able to do the job manually.
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25 Jul 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Easy Transfer Wizard will not work on Vista or Windows 7 as it is a Win XP app.
You need to use Windows Easy Transfer.

Help upgrading to 7 from Vista-capturewet.png


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25 Jul 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I used easy trasfer from vista to vista, as a test, then vista to 7; it could not have gone better
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26 Jul 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I vote for manual data transfer of active User folders.

WET imports settings which are a corruption path that helps defeat the purpose of a clean install.

Go totally clean with fresh settings all around.
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