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: New coputer with Windows 7 PRO 64 moving data from old computer.

13 Jun 2013   #1
ldpfeifer

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
New coputer with Windows 7 PRO 64 moving data from old computer.

I just finished a new computer for my wife for her work. The old computer has a Windows 7 PRO 64 upgrade installation from XP on it. I bought an OEM version of the same W 7 PRO 64 with SP1 to install on the new computer. I need to know the easiest way to move her files from the old computer to the new one, but I would like a clean install of the operating system if possible. The new computer has 2 SATA 3 drives, the old one is using the older SATA drives. Can I just move a drive over with all here files on it and have the new system find it? Or do I need to hook the 2 together and pick and choose the files she needs to transfer?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Lyle


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Jun 2013   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The upgrade license can migrate to the new build providing there is a retail copy of XP or Vista to qualify for its use - neither need to be installed first, just leave the key blank during install and afterwards do the quick registry workaround in Option 3 of Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

Otherwise the easiest way to make sure everything gets transferred is laid out in the same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. If you'll stick with the tools and methods given you'll get and keep a perfect install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New coputer with Windows 7 PRO 64 moving data from old computer.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Keep all data moving from Windows Ultimate N to Windows 7 Enterprise
Hi, after searching profusely for someone with a legal copy of Windows 7 N edition I'm giving-up. This is a "charity case" I've taken on and knew better to get involved with, but how do you say "no" to parents? So now I have to re-install it looks like. I want this over with. What is the...
Backup and Restore
Moving User Data and Sharing Between Windows 7 & 8 Dual Boot.
I am in the process of setting up my multi-boot system. I have a 250GB SSD and a 1TB Magnetic. My 2 main OS will be Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Windows 8.1 Professional x64 (with various Linux thrown in) I will be installing the OS onto the SSD (obviously :sarc:), but as Native Booting VHD's...
Installation & Setup
Moving data to a new SSD
I am planning on getting a 256 GB Samsung 840 pro SSD, but I have some questions first. I plan on using it for my OS and my programs and games. How would I move that to the SSD? Is there anything else that would see a speed increase if moved to the drive? What would my libraries (videos, pictures,...
Hardware & Devices
Moving Boot Data to Data Drive
So I've been using my 64GB ssd as my windows 7 boot drive and i have a 1TB hdd as my data drive. Recently the my computer has begun to freeze up with errors like "explorer.exe" has stopped responding or "windows" has stopped responding and half of the time when i try to boot it says it cant...
Backup and Restore
Windows Freezes/Crashes when moving data to external HD
When I attempt to move data (eg. a avi movie less than 1 GB) from my c: drive to my WD Elements USB External hard drive, Windows freezes. It will start to move the file and then freeze being finishing the task. Windows explorer doesn't respond and if I try to close that program in Task Manager and...
BSOD Help and Support


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 18:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App