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Windows 7: windows 7 for xmas. now what do I do????

30 Dec 2009   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Please let us know how it sorts out. If you can get just your files out you are ahead, since settings can import corruption.

I am not recommending Easy Transfer any longer. Too many problems.

Not to mention that it is a corruption path by copying settings from Vista (worst OS ever) into Win7.
Its not that much more diffcult to save your documents etc,, on a flash, HD or even CD.
I was lucky I used easy transfer, went smoothly, I also had back up on a flash.


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30 Dec 2009   #12
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theblueflash View Post
ok. windows 7 64 bit installed onto 2nd hard drive.

all looks good. internet explorer working (obviously!!)

im now looking at the easy tranfer options. ive used the program to save prgram files/music/pics etc. was about 140gb. this i saved onto the same hard drive as i installed windows 7.

if i go into easy transfer and try to open the 'from old computer' file, nothing happens. right clicking shows that the folder is empty. what has happened to the stuff i saved??? everything seems to be listed in folders beneath it. surely this doesnt mean i have to enter each folder into the new o/s manually???
As a last resort unless you formatted, you have everything saved in windows.old.
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31 Dec 2009   #13
theblueflash

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ive managed to locate the easy transfer file. i designated the D: drive, which is my secondary as a destination for the file but after searching i found it on the C: drive. which is where vista is installed. not exactly sure why it did that but it seems to have installed a lot of my settings, backgrounds, pictures etc. so i guess its worked.

thanks for everyones help. just have to go through the tedious task of installing programs and drivers again. fun.

windows 7 is awesome. no error messages or a single crash yet. good times.
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31 Dec 2009   #14
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

TheBlueFlash. Congratulations on your install. Wish you continued success and Happy New Year!
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31 Dec 2009   #15
gregrocker

 

Wouldn't change any drivers Win7 installer/Updates provides as they have them first now with Win7. This is not XP or Vista; MS sponsored WHQL partnership with manufacturers to develop Win7 drivers so they have them first.

Check for missing drivers in Device Manager, find them on drivers/apps CD in Upgrade Kit, or on the Support Downloads page for your computer model, or Google exact device name.

When complete, be sure to save a Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage HD or replacement from your Win7 DVD in 15 minutes using the stored image .
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31 Dec 2009   #16
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theblueflash View Post
ok. windows 7 64 bit installed onto 2nd hard drive.

all looks good. internet explorer working (obviously!!)

im now looking at the easy tranfer options. ive used the program to save prgram files/music/pics etc. was about 140gb. this i saved onto the same hard drive as i installed windows 7.

if i go into easy transfer and try to open the 'from old computer' file, nothing happens. right clicking shows that the folder is empty. what has happened to the stuff i saved??? everything seems to be listed in folders beneath it. surely this doesnt mean i have to enter each folder into the new o/s manually???
Congratulations on the installation! I hope you enjoy Windows 7. For Easy Transfer and other information regarding installing your files: Transferring files and settings: frequently asked questions.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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01 Jan 2010   #17
theblueflash

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

somebody please help!!! im tearing my hair out.

i now have two o/s on two seperate hard drives.
id like to remove vista from the 1st and change it to the slave hd.
that will leave win 7 and all future data on larger hd which i want as master.

problem.
i cant remove vista!!!! this seems to be a simple fix for some. some suggestions are to overwrite it with another o/s. pointless as ive installed win 7 on a diff hd.

re-format the drive. tried in discmanagement but it wont let me.

and another problem. after restoring setting from easy transfer file my 500gb hard drive only has 50gb free!!! windows 7 is 450gb??? wtf?

im in a lot of bother so any advice will be seriously appreciated. thanks
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01 Jan 2010   #18
gregrocker

 

Vista holds the boot critical files which need to be moved to Win7 first.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map so we can advise you of the specific steps to achieve what you want. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Study the files in your Win7 root with file view set to Details to see what is there. Look for windows.old, which is the entire previous OS files if you clean installed from Vista? You can delete it using Disk Cleanup after retrieving all needed files.
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01 Jan 2010   #19
theblueflash

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

so does that mean its a shared file? if i remove vista 7 wont function properly?

ive got everything important on an external hd. i wouldnt mind removing vista and seven, then installing from scratch. if thats possible?
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01 Jan 2010   #20
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theblueflash View Post
so does that mean its a shared file? if i remove vista 7 wont function properly?

ive got everything important on an external hd. i wouldnt mind removing vista and seven, then installing from scratch. if thats possible?
should you decide to do that, install vista first then seven


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