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File transfer question...

by Tony Holmes / November 26, 2012 7:27 AM PST

I have a Win7 64 bit system and want to transfer files to a Win8 64 bit system with the "easy transfer utility".

What I can't determine is if easy transfer will work from 7 64 bit to 8 64 bit.

I've researched every other scenario:32/64,64/32,32/32.

What I can't determine is if file transfer will work 64bit Win 7 to 64 bit Win 8..????

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(NT) Looked at Microsoft page on this and looks supported.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2012 2:12 AM PST
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Thanks Bob,I did too and that's what most would think.
by Tony Holmes / November 29, 2012 5:17 PM PST

Maybe it's just me,but I'd rather use an easy transfer cable rather than a flash drive to do the deed.So I thought I'd confuse myself even more and do additional research. Happy

Being a fan of Belkin,I researched their transfer cables to see what they said.They just came out with a cable made specifically for win8(F4U060),I thought "that's great".Then I researched compatibility of that cable with two 64 bit systems and found this:

"Migration from 32- to 64-bit and 32-bit to 32-bit is supported. Migration from
64- to 32-bit and 64-bit to 64-bit is not supported".

WTF!!,no explanation as to why,just that I can't use their cable to do it! Determined to confuse myself even more,I sent an email to Belkin asking 'WHY can't I do it?,is it a system/system problem or is it the interface module in your cable that won't let the two 64 bit systems talk to each other?" I'm awaiting their answer,which no doubt will confuse me even more.

When I have the time this weekend I'm going to try one of my flash drives and it should work.

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Wish you had mentioned Belkin USB because that knots it up
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 2:21 AM PST

Some of those come with software to move apps over. And that bombs big time. I want to keep the answers short but Easy Transfer over LAN and such is a breeze here.

It's actually one of the few features that surprises me how well it works given the company it came from.

The text you are supplying does not seem to apply to MSFT's transfer.
Bob

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Bob, Hate to admit it but, you may turn out to be right!
by richardgc_1 / November 30, 2012 5:20 AM PST

Just found out today that if you use "Metro" IE 10 that there appears to be a "White list " that determines whether Microsoft embedded Flash works on a web site or not in Windows 8. This has not been confirmed or denied yet by Microsoft, but if true I think it is cannot be ignored. I wasn't aware that my rights under the Constitution had been suspended. Again if true, we should - and I will be - returning our copies of Windows 8 and demanding a refund. Next, should be a total boycott of anything Microsoft. I will be writing my Senators and asking that they demand a Complete Investigation of this situation and Microsoft by The US Justice Department. This is totally unacceptable. George Washington must be rolling over in his grave. Remember "Give me Liberty or give me Death"

The opinion expressed above is mine and mine alone and I am solely responsible for the same. Opposing opinions are welcome.

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Rich, I wish I was wrong on this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 5:33 AM PST

And I might turn out to be set wrong as we see a few departures as MSFT. Sign off ski (purposely misspelled) was one of the team that while I give him credit for a leader and a "decider" needed another strong person over their head to temper the enthusiastic glee of wiping out the start button and bar.

It's a shame they didn't just go with Apple about Flash. If they had done that instead then it would not have been looked at as censorship.
Bob

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