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Windows 7: Best scenario to go from XP pro (32bit) to w7 (64bit)?

08 Jun 2012   #1
ziggie

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
Best scenario to go from XP pro (32bit) to w7 (64bit)?

First; present scenario:
I have dual boot system, XP pro has always has been my default OS on a sata drive, I installed a new sata drive where I installed win 7 home premium 64bit.

What's the best way to get settings to my win7 ?


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08 Jun 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ziggie View Post
First; present scenario:
I have dual boot system, XP pro has always has been my default OS on a sata drive, I installed a new sata drive where I installed win 7 home premium 64bit.

What's the best way to get settings to my win7 ?
Try this: Migrate XP to Windows 7 with Easy Transfer and a USB Drive - How-To Geek
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09 Jun 2012   #3
ziggie

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Good article & Sounds perfect except when I get to the:

""Configure XP Transfer Process Now over on the XP machine plug in the external hard drive and launch Easy Transfer.""


Both of my OS's (XP & W7) are running on different HD's But on the same machine so I loose the win7 transfer wizard when I boot over to XP !!!


More Help needed!!
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09 Jun 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Easy Transfer doesn't work too well in my experience. It might work and might not. I'd plan on reinstalling and reconfiguring all applications when moving from XP to Windows 7.
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09 Jun 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

You would of course need to install it in both OS's.

However I would not use it myself either. It imports Appdata Settings which are a corruption path into a fresh new install. Better to start over fresh with a new OS.

The illustrated steps are here to Clean Install Windows 7
Additional information to read to understand how Win7 handles drivers and other tips for getting a perfect install are in this tutorial which is the same for retail installs: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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09 Jun 2012   #6
ziggie

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks to all replies;
I guess i've learned not to use the file tranfer wizard :-)
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09 Jun 2012   #7
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ziggie View Post
Thanks to all replies;
I guess i've learned not to use the file tranfer wizard :-)
That is a VERY Smart move. They never work as expected. I used something like that many years ago, like 12-14 years ago and ended up wiping the drive again and doing a clean install. Never even thought about it since.

That goes for upgrading over an older Win OS.
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09 Jun 2012   #8
ziggie

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'm amazed as to the fact that almost all my old 32bit apps are working fine inside w7 64bit.

I've yet to have to experiment using the XP mode for install....... but not thru yet :--)
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09 Jun 2012   #9
gregrocker

 

It's installing them to 32 bit Program File, most likely. But that's fine. You may end up with only IE9 being 64 bit.
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