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Windows 7: A Look at Improvements to Windows Easy Transfer for Win

29 Jun 2009   #11
Snufffed

 

What a life saver this thread is... I really appreciate all the links and info here.
I think by reading this and what was on Technet MS site on easy filetransfer. I can
afford to buy Win7 Home Premium $50.00 and then transfer all my Vista Ultimate files-settings and data to the new system.

Any way makes sense to me that it is POSSIBLE.


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29 Jul 2009   #12
Old Guy

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi,

Tried all of the above. Thinking of taking HD (160gig Maxtor ATA) instaling into new computer with Windows 7, then internally transfer to new HD (SamsungHD502HI) 500gig. Whadda' you think?

Old Guy
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29 Jul 2009   #13
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Unless they've dramatically changed how this works, it does NOT transfer applications. There used to be something called the Windows Easy Transfer Companion, which DID transfer applications. It was an MS rebranding of an earlier application of the name Alohabob PC Relocator.

From what was posted here, it looks like the Companion part is no longer available.
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01 Aug 2009   #14
Old Guy

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I have all the apps loaded into windows 7; work great. Whadda' you think about installing old hard drive into new computer , then copyer to new 500 gig hd?.. OR.........subscribing to "Go To My Pc" and transfer via their system?

Thanks.

Paul
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02 Aug 2009   #15
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Copying files will work -- as long as you know exactly what to copy and where to copy it to. Using a transfer app makes this a lot easier to do.

As to Copy My PC, don't have any experience with that.
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02 Aug 2009   #16
Burgurne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

I used it to transfer settings aso from RC to 7229, and it worked almost 100%.
I use Windows Live Mail, but the mailprogram itself did not come along in the transferfile. After installing it in 7229, I was totally surprised to see, that all my settings and accounts from RC was there in Windows Live Mail , including my adress-book.
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02 Aug 2009   #17
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
I used it to transfer settings aso from RC to 7229, and it worked almost 100%.
I use Windows Live Mail, but the mailprogram itself did not come along in the transferfile. After installing it in 7229, I was totally surprised to see, that all my settings and accounts from RC was there in Windows Live Mail , including my adress-book.

That is because Live Mail is an IMAP server. The email, contacts and calendars are maintained on the server and mirrored on the desktop (or vice versa depending on your viewpoint ). When you installed Live Mail on 7229 and logged in, the desktop Live Mail was synchronized to the server Live Mail.

It is this feature that allows Live Mail to be accessed/updated from remote points via any pc with Internet access (your work computer) or a portable device (Blackberry) and all remote activity will be updated on your desktop when you get home.

It really is pretty nice for people on the move.
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03 Aug 2009   #18
SSubZero

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I used this over the weekend. The hard drive I bought to put Win7 on was acting up and giving some errors and stutter, so on a whim I used the Easy Transfer thing to back everything up, nuked the drive, exchanged it, re-installed Win7, then did the Easy Transfer restore. It did a really good job. While it doesn't transfer apps, after the restore it will tell you what apps it thinks you need to reinstall, probably derived from registry settings.
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04 Aug 2009   #19
Old Guy

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Thanks. I am out to buy a 4gig usb thumb drive. Tried with a lower capacity; works slick. Thanks for help
Paul
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17 Nov 2009   #20
y70ll0p

XP Pro
 
 
Print the results of "easy tranfer wizard"

How can you print out the 'Easy Transfer Report' other than "Cut and Paste"? If there are a large number of issues (i.e. files that did not tranfer, programs that did not transfer, etc) how do you get a printout in order to help you work though those issues?
Unless I've missed something, it seems a significant ommission that the report cannot be printed. Any suggestions please?
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