The Complete Guide to Windows Easy Transfer

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    PerfectPhase

     

    How does this relate to the USMT?

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    dhavalj

    USMT is migration tool for enterprise while Windows Easy Transfer is for retail customers. Both tools share same migration engine.

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    Chris​Stepaniuk

    Thanks, you've saved me tons of time!

     

    p.s. Very informative.  Perhaps this video or a video similar should be made more public on microsoft.com, I'm sure that many users would find this info very useful.

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    markheath

    I've always avoided the easy transfer wizard because I assumed it would move all kinds of junk I wanted to leave behind, so its nice to see it is fully customisable. I couldn't find the updated edition on MS download center though. Could someone post a link to it?

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    nic

    @markheath Just checked in with the EasyTransfer team - the Windows 7 specific EasyTransfer wizard wont be available to download until closer to GA but it's already included on the Windows 7 installation disc under drive:\support\migwiz

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    lynmar

    nic:

    When do you think the download will be available?

    I would like to prepare  before I receive the discs.

    Thanks

    Marv

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    chapc

    Just a note -- I recently used the easy transfer wizard and was very disappointed with it -- After following the directions to "backup" my old computer - I found that when I "restored" my profile on the newly upgraded system, it missed a large amount of programs and almost nothing was back to the way it was before. I had several programs installed that it didn't migrate back in, even though they were included in the backup. ITunes, MS OFfice, some thrid party software I used for testing, etc. It did backup my email pst file, but not MS Office itself. It saved off my music but not ITunes or Quicktime so I lost all my playlists, etc. I had to find the disks and re-install Office, Itunes, and several others. Desktop wallpaper wasn't done, etc, etc.

     

    All in all I found it less than I expected. Especially Since Windows 7 has proved to be so far ahead of what I expected.

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    dhavalj

    Windows Easy Transfer to migrate to Windows 7 is now available on the download center.

     

    https://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer

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    dhavalj

    Windows Easy Transfer only migrates data and settings to Windows 7. It doesn't migrate programs installed on your old machine.

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    7jr7.com

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    runner50

    Love your video. I have 2 questions:

     

    1. Can one use Belkin transfer cable F5U278 to transfer from a Vista Ultimate desktop to a Windows 7 laptop? I was told you can. But, after downloading Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 on my Vista desktop and attempting to use F5U278, I keep getting a window stating "Windows Easy Transfer can't continue. Please reboot and try again." Is it because it's the not F5U279 cable?

    2. If I want to UNINSTALL Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7 from my Vista desktop, how is it done? It's not listed in the Control Panel and has no unistall instructions. If I get decide to get the Belkin F5U279, I will be using their CD software and won't need the WET download. It's strange that it's not in the Control Panel and has no uninstall instructions.

     

    Your reponses are appreciated-thanks.

     

    Dan (djfu50@hotmail.com)

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    Bruce N

    Have loaded EASYTRANSFER to my Win XP PC in preparation for transfer to new WIN7 machine. However, the C: drive now has an an AUTOPLAY routine which wasn't there before.  Cannot open C: without it trying to run windowsEasyTransfer\x86\.\MigSetup.exe.  How do I remove this command?

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    Steve

    I am transferring all the files from old computer to my new one.  I am transferring to an external hard drive.  The problem I am running into is after I transfer all the files to the ext. hard drive, the new computer asks me for the Easy Transfer Tag.  Where do I find that?

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    eric

    windows easy transfer loads every time i start my computer...or even after it has been assleep for a period.  i have been trying to uninstall...or turn off this feature.  any ideas?  thanks.
     
     

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