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Easy Transfer to XP to 8 and cable

by pattytrout / December 12, 2012 4:50 AM PST

XP SP3
Dell Dimension 4700

Can I use the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard to transfer from XP to 8?

Also, have a USB cable from a file transfer software that we used in 2003. Are they "generic" or software specific (software is Intellimover 3.6)? Is it outdated?

Thank you for your time!

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PS: Know about the Windows Easy Transfer software for XP
by pattytrout / December 12, 2012 4:52 AM PST

I already downloaded the current version of ET for XP from Microsoft. Understand 8 has it already installed. Also read that only the files can be transferred not the settings but wasn't sure if this is correct. We're leaning to towards getting a laptop with 7 if possible.

Thank you!

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What settings are a concern?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2012 4:57 AM PST

We know there is no Outlook Express so the settings don't transfer.

One of our family got a Windows 8 laptop. It's not being used as they can't figure it out. For me this is a good thing to sit back and watch how the usual consumer deals with Windows 8.
Bob

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See clarification above about setting concerns
by pattytrout / December 12, 2012 7:14 AM PST

I had read that ET only transfers files not any settings for application in 8. Sounds like we definitely will go with 7 as I found lots of instructions on that. Thank you for your time!

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In short yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 12, 2012 4:54 AM PST
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Great link!
by pattytrout / December 12, 2012 7:17 AM PST
In reply to: In short yes.

Thank you for your time.
The link you provided does state 8 so good but will probably play it safe and to go 7.

As to intellimover, I don't need the software, it was the cable I was asking about. Basically, it is still usable?

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