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Windows Easy Transfer

by tarheel38 / November 1, 2009 5:06 AM PST

I have a new laptop with Windows 7 and thus far I'm really enjoying it. However, I have been trying to use the Windows Easy Transfer to transfer from my other computer (Vista) to this one. I've done all the upgrades, etc., etc. On three occasions the transfer scanning started to see what could be transferred and on three occasions about 3 or 4 minutes into this procedure, the connection was interrupted so I waited and waited but would not reconnect. Any suggestions on this problem or maybe an alternate was to transfer some files like address books, photos, etc...

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Just one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 10:21 AM PST
In reply to: Windows Easy Transfer

Don't do this over wifi. I used a wired connection and it went very well.

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by tarheel38 / November 1, 2009 9:30 PM PST
In reply to: Just one thing.

... be a little more specific... are you saying use a transfer cable or some other mechanism. I really don't want to buy a cable. I know I can just copy and paste so to speak with a flash drive but would like to use the so-called 'Easy' transfer. Thanks...

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I used the home network.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 9:42 PM PST
In reply to: Please

Both machines were wired ethernet to the router. Yes, wifi may work but we all know that it could be interrupted so I went wired and was done in no time at all.

The easy transfer thing is 10 bucks at and other places so it's cheaper than ethernet cables for some.

But say you do use wifi, sure, why not?

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by tarheel38 / November 2, 2009 1:59 AM PST

I finally got it to work... when it disconnected I just unplugged the router, waited a few secs, plugged it back in and finally it worked. However, I customized my files and shared files that I wanted to transfer and something really screwed up... I've got files on my new computer that I did not want and some that I checked for transferring I cannot find. Oh well, clean-up time coming. Finally just copied my email address book to a flash and then copied to new computer.

Thanks for the advice...

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Totally agree with Bob on this one
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / November 2, 2009 2:12 AM PST

The wired route just takes the chance away (or actually lessens) that things could go wrong based on connections.

Glad this transfer went well for you.


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One other thing
by Jonmor68 / November 2, 2009 4:03 AM PST

I would use the Windows 7 Easy Transfer Wizard rather then the one in Vista.
How to find it on the W7 DVD.
From Microsoft TeckNet:
"3.Browse to the DVD drive on your computer and click migsetup.exe in the Support\Migwiz directory.

The Windows Easy Transfer window opens."

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by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / November 7, 2009 2:52 PM PST
In reply to: One other thing

<<He nailed it.

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