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

04 Jan 2010   #31
Anderson2

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Thanks. I'll try it when my new PC arrives.

I had mis-spoken earlier when I asked about transferring settings from XP to W 7. I meant settings of applications installed in XP to W7 (not OS settings). For instance moving MS Word, Firefox, IE8 and the like *with* their customizations and settings.


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05 Jan 2010   #32
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anderson2 View Post
Thanks. I'll try it when my new PC arrives.

I had mis-spoken earlier when I asked about transferring settings from XP to W 7. I meant settings of applications installed in XP to W7 (not OS settings). For instance moving MS Word, Firefox, IE8 and the like *with* their customizations and settings.
It works fine for that too!
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06 Jan 2010   #33
Muad Dib

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

I have found it more trouble than ist worth, JMO.

Going from XP with Office 2003 and Outlook Express to Win7 with Office 2007 and Outlook 2007. 9 PCs so far. Tried WET and it jusy did not save enough time and it can be quirky.

I move My Docs (sorted) to the appropriate Win7 User Folder. Transfer the IE Favorites and cookies using IE Export/Import. And Outlook Express to Outlook by first importing the OE Email into Outlook on the "Old" machine and them importing the "Old" Outlook PST into the new Outlook 2007 installation.

Covers most user issues for my user base....
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06 Jan 2010   #34
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I must agree with Maud Dib... to me a clean install is just that.. a clean install. When using WET, you risk the chance of either bad transfers resulting in corrupt data, or transferring settings that may not be compatible to begin with.... You have the time, so do it right and reinstall the apps as well as the OS... You'll be glad you did at the end of the day...
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06 Jan 2010   #35
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
I have found it more trouble than ist worth, JMO.

Going from XP with Office 2003 and Outlook Express to Win7 with Office 2007 and Outlook 2007. 9 PCs so far. Tried WET and it jusy did not save enough time and it can be quirky.

I move My Docs (sorted) to the appropriate Win7 User Folder. Transfer the IE Favorites and cookies using IE Export/Import. And Outlook Express to Outlook by first importing the OE Email into Outlook on the "Old" machine and them importing the "Old" Outlook PST into the new Outlook 2007 installation.

Covers most user issues for my user base....
Yes, its going to be quirkey going from Office 2003 to Office 2007... each PC I used it on was same apps... office 2007 to office 2007.

Additionally, you can specify what you want transferred... in your case only docs, pics, music, favs, etc... you dont have to grab all your settings too!

I have used this utility since it was released with XP (when it was the Files ans Settings Tranfer Wizard)... it has seen much improvement over the last 9 years. Personally, I have never had an issue using it!

For the average or below average user, this is the way to go... IMHO!
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