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Windows 7: Transferring settings?

12 Feb 2011   #1

Win 7 Professional 64bit
Transferring settings?

I just got a second PC. Both have Win 7 Professional 64bit.
Can I somehow transfer all the settings so that I have an identical look and feel on both PCs without setting up everything by hand?

Of course I know I have to install all the programs manually, but there are so many "small" settings, like folder options in the explorer, the desktop configuration etc.
Any chance to transfer those?

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12 Feb 2011   #2

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12 Feb 2011   #3
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Importing hidden AppData folders is what transfers settings in, but be warned that this is a corruption path into your clean new install.

It is better to go completely clean and set everything up again. You then have a way to compare your old install's performance to see if it is already suffering from "creeping corruption."

Tips for getting a purrfect clean reinstall - use the ones which apply: re-install windows 7
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