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Question: installation of new hdd windows transfer

hi

i need to replace my hdd on my laptop as its on its way out
is it possible to transfer windows as is and all files programs settings etc to the new drive
or will i have to re-install os drivers etc. and is there anything i would need to do to prep the new drive first?


thanks

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Preferred Solution: installation of new hdd windows transfer

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: installation of new hdd windows transfer

Use Macrium, that is what it is for. Everything will be transferred, just as it is.

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Hi,

I have a PC with Windows 7 ultimate installed. I'm planning on purchasing a custom built Pc soon and was wondering whether i am able to transfer my current installation of Windows 7 ultimate to my new PC? I don't have the windows 7 installation disc but it is activated and have the product ID (from the properties windows after right clicking my computer) if it helps.

I would have expected Microsoft to have something that allows this but haven't found one. I've only found an application on Windows 7 called Windows easy transfer, but this only transfers files etc and not the actual Windows 7.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks
 

Answer:Transfer Windows 7 installation from old PC to new???

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Hi there,

I am familiar with transferring an Win 7 OS to different hardware (ie, without doing a clean install)
But is it possible to transfer from say 'Windows 7 Enterprise' to 'Windows 7 Ultimate', both 64 bit.

What I am trying to avoid is having to reinstall a zillion programs, that's the goal!

Any ideas?

Answer:Is it possible to transfer installation to different Windows version?

I don't think there is a upgrade path from Enterprise to Ultimate, but if there is then use Anytime Upgrade.

See here: Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade

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I bought a 120 GB Corsair Force 3 SSD to use as my system drive. My current Windows installation is working just fine and I heard there's a way to transfer your current Windows installation to a new drive in a few minutes rather than spending hours and hours re installing each program one by one.

How do I transfer my installation to the new drive to avoid having to re install every program?

Can this be done for free or does it require the purchase of special software?

Thanks

Answer:[SOLVED] How to transfer Windows installation to new drive?

You can clone your whole Hard Drive over to the SSD with Acronis Drive Image. It's not free but works with cloning from a larger drive to a smaller SSD drive which free cloning software doesn't do

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Hi,

First post coming up....

I have created a profile snapshot, using Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on a 32bit XP machine and have placed the resulting file on a network drive.
I then went to my new 64bit W7 pc and downloaded what I believed to be the correct WET version - wet7xp_x64. However, when I ran the executable I received a message "The version of Windows you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install."
I'm running W7 Pro SP1 and have Sophos installed. However Sophos didn't have a problem on the XP machine so don't think it's that.

Any thoughts anyone?

Answer:Windows 7 Easy Transfer installation problem

Hi Andy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You don't need to install WET on Windows Seven, it's built-in. Just type Easy Transfer on Start Menu > Search field to find it.
Kari

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I'm upgrading to a new ASUS motherboard, new chipset (x79 to x99) and a new processor. I'm going to try to run my current Windows 10 installation (a retail copy - not OEM) without reinstalling from scratch.

On the previous install (after backing everything up) I removed as many of the old system drivers as made sense (USB3, graphics, etc..) and deactivated any software that needed that. I'm close to ready to see what happens. If it all fails then I'll just reinstall from scratch - which I'll do anyway on some rainy day. I'm just interested in seeing how well Windows 10 will cope with such a change of hardware - though it's still an ASUS Deluxe board, a recent Intel Chipset, and a fairly recent processor.

BUT - HERE'S THE QUESTION: When one makes such a major hardware change Windows10 will certainly complain and require reactivation. But is there any grace period??

I'm hoping I might have a couple of days to confirm that everything works properly before having to call Microsoft. If there's a serious hardware issue then I would have to revert back to my old hardware until any problems are resolved.

Does anyone here know what will likely happen? I'm just concerned that I might be stuck with a computer that's locked until reactivated and then find that there's a serious problem with the new system.

Answer:Transfer installation to new hardware

Windows 10 will de-activate on the first boot on the new hardware. The only thing you will lose is some of the personalization settings customization and you will start getting nag screens to activate Windows 10.

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hey,

is there a way to transfer a VMware Fedora Core 4 installation to a partition on a pysical hard drive so i won't have to reinstall?

i could copy the files over but then i'd have to change a whole lot of .conf files to match my physical hardware.

any advice? thanks.

Answer:transfer VMware installation

can you make an image of it then put it on your drive since its basically the same thing but just a smaller drive and ram.

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I'm upgrading to a new ASUS motherboard, new chipset (x79 to x99) and a new processor. I'm going to try to run my current Windows 10 installation (a retail copy - not OEM) without reinstalling from scratch.

On the previous install (after backing everything up) I removed as many of the old system drivers as made sense (USB3, graphics, etc..) and deactivated any software that needed that. I'm close to ready to see what happens. If it all fails then I'll just reinstall from scratch - which I'll do anyway on some rainy day. I'm just interested in seeing how well Windows 10 will cope with such a change of hardware - though it's still an ASUS Deluxe board, a recent Intel Chipset, and a fairly recent processor.

BUT - HERE'S THE QUESTION: When one makes such a major hardware change Windows10 will certainly complain and require reactivation. But is there any grace period??

I'm hoping I might have a couple of days to confirm that everything works properly before having to call Microsoft. If there's a serious hardware issue then I would have to revert back to my old hardware until any problems are resolved.

Does anyone here know what will likely happen? I'm just concerned that I might be stuck with a computer that's locked until reactivated and then find that there's a serious problem with the new system.

Answer:Transfer installation to new hardware

Windows 10 will de-activate on the first boot on the new hardware. The only thing you will lose is some of the personalization settings customization and you will start getting nag screens to activate Windows 10.

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Hi Experts,

I have a CD-RW backup disc with 4200 files (c.300 MB). I need to transfer about 200 of those files and install them on my new hard drive (Drive C). Although the mechanics of how to do this may be as clear as a bell to most, it isn't to me. Any help will be immensely appreciated.

Thanks,

Larry
 

Answer:Solved: File Transfer & Installation

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Hello,

I have a win7 x64 installation running on an ASUS P5KC, q6600 oc'd to 3.5GHZ on water.
The mainboards screams under load (not CPU load, rather it seems worse under memory intensive tasks) so I'm going to try replacing it with a Gigabyte board I have GA-P35_DS3P.

Anyway, I have 3 36GB raptors in software raid that I install most of my programs on, is windows going to be able to rebuild this array from the drive ID's when a new m/b is installed or ... not?
 

Answer:Transfer software RAID to new installation?

I haven't tested it myself, but from what I understand if you set it up the RAID array through Windows you should have zero problems migrating it to another installation.
 

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I'm at my wits end, i have no idea what to do

Answer:Installation failing i keep getting feature transfer error

If this is a program; I would first download, install, and run the free edition of revo uninstaller; which should completely uninstall ALL of the program you are trying to install; including registry entries, etc. and then reboot; which will clear the system resources, etc. then try and install it again. Below is the link to revo uninstaller:

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Now; if you do all of that and it still does not work for ya; post back and we can go from there.

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My machine won't boot up unless I disconnect all of the Hard Drives. I still have my two SSD's (RAID 1) that have Windows 7 Professional installed still running fine.

I had one hard drive ST4000NM0023 (4TB) fail (had four of them), and so I replaced two of them with ST10000NM0096 (10TB) drives.

I had software backing up the failed drive, which was my D: (Documents & Program Files) drive. The backup drive F: (D Backup) has now been renamed my D: Drive, and I transferred all of it's files to a new F: backup drive.

I had to copy & paste everything from one folder over to another one of the same name because Windows 7 had automatically installed new folders with the proper icons on them (as per attached image). I had two of "My Pictures", "My Documents", etc.., with one having an icon and one not.

It seems like I had to move my files to the new folders or else my other programs couldn't seem to find the files they needed even though the the folders had the same name, minus the icon.

Copying files from folder to folder was very time consuming, and used all of the systems memory. I would successfully reboot the system after each successful transfer so I could restore the RAM back to 64GB.

I left the largest folder "My Documents" till last. After I successfully transferred the files in this folder over to the new "My Documents" folder with the icon on it, I tried rebooting the system and it would not work. I ... Read more

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Hi,

When I try to install the Sims 2 once it reaches 59%, an error message pops up saying, "A problem occured when trying to transfer the file 'TSDATA\Res\Sims3D\Sims12.package' from the media." I don't know what to do because the only options I get are, "Retry" and "Cancel". The strange thing is, I explored into the disk and I found the file in Disk 3 in a .zip file. What is happening? Thank you in advance to anybody who can help me.

System Specs:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
2.0 GHz Intel Pentium III (2 cpu)
1024 MB RAM
nVidia Quadro (a.k.a ELSA Gloria II) with 64 MB video memory with latest drivers
Latest version of DirectX

 

Answer:A problem occurs when trying to transfer a file during the Sims 2 installation

Hi

Just read your problem. did you find a solution as I am having the same problem

Regards

djhc0191 said:

Hi,

When I try to install the Sims 2 once it reaches 59%, an error message pops up saying, "A problem occured when trying to transfer the file 'TSDATA\Res\Sims3D\Sims12.package' from the media." I don't know what to do because the only options I get are, "Retry" and "Cancel". The strange thing is, I explored into the disk and I found the file in Disk 3 in a .zip file. What is happening? Thank you in advance to anybody who can help me.

System Specs:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
2.0 GHz Intel Pentium III (2 cpu)
1024 MB RAM
nVidia Quadro (a.k.a ELSA Gloria II) with 64 MB video memory with latest drivers
Latest version of DirectX
Click to expand...
 

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Hello

Whenever i try to install a game that requires InstallShield I seem to get this error (http://noob.hu/07/0608/sillyerror.jpg)

I currently run Windows XP Service Pack 2 on a computer with a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz processor and with a GeForce 8800GT graphics card. I've been googleing around a bit and seen a couple of different solutions but none of them seems to work, so i was hoping i good get some help on this brilliant forum.

Answer:Feature Transfer Error/InstallShield Installation Information

Actual CD's/DVD's or images? From the error it looks like it can't the disk. Are you using the default save location or a custom location? Try the default and see what happens. Is you .NET framework up to date? You may also want get XP up to date.

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Hey guys I have an 80gig and it is crashing, I reparied it and have it going for now, I bought the new Hitachi 7200rpm 200gig to install and right now I have it in an external case so I can hook it up to USB.  I understand that I can make a set of recovery disk and install the new hard drive and then run them.  But I do NOT understand if it will just install the recovery partition and windows and then I have to reinstall all my sofware.  I am on international travel and don't have the ability to reinstall everyhting.  Will the recovery disk reinstall my software applications and software or just what the system came with new.  I hear of IBM system migration software which transfers files and settings, so maybe thats what I need, but I can't find enough info on it to know for sure. I would just like to hear it from somene that has moved over everything from one hard drive to another.  If I could reinstall the software there wouldn't be any problems, but I need to have all my data transferred including the software programs without any re-installation.  Thanks  DK

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that... Read more

Answer:"Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

I notice that you have been looking for this for a while now -Not sure if this will help, but Here is what seems to be a simple / good tutorial for W.E.T. by the Elder GeekThe Windows7 version is lower down the page a bit -Good Luck -

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I have setup a shared drive so I can access my files with my Android devices but the transfer speed is very slow around 500 KB - 1.5 MB per second. My QNAP NAS that also using SMB is transfering very fast up to 12 MB/s. Can i increase transfer speed of SMB?

Answer:Increase transfer speed of windows file transfer (SMB)

Android smb shares are always slow.

I use Fast File Transfer which when in wifi direct mode gets up to 5 MB/s but have never managed to get more. This uses http protocol rather than smb.

Fast file transfer app is in google playstore and easy to use. Nothing is needed on pc side - all done from a browser.

In the end, usb tethering is quickest way.

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I recently purchased a WD Passport external Harddrive, and have attempted to use it with transferring files from a laptop running Windows 7 32-bit to a desktop running Windows 7 64-bit. Windows Easy Transfer won't allow me to do this, giving me the error msg: "Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a 32-bit computer"

My question is...Is there any way around this OS conflict? (So that I can still use my external HD to transfer files between computers)

Answer:Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a

If it's just document, pictures, music, etc. You could just use the drag and drop method and move them to the second computer like that.

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not curruptIs there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that this is a problem people have be... Read more

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer my files and settings Y

Try downloading and installing 7-zip. Then go to the WET file itself, right-click it, then select 7-Zip - Open as archive... Do any of your files appear there> (if 7-zip can open it).You've been helped by a 14 year old.

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Hi!

My last problem was solved and everything works fine now. I need the documents and emails from the old computer. I have it on my external and made a copy to my root C drive.

The problem is that I used Windows file transfer 7 and I want the files back to my Vista computer that I reinstalled. When I use Windows file transfer I get an error message that says I should choose a valid file.

What can I do?

Answer:Windows file transfer doesn't transfer back

Hi,

Look here & try the software suggested: -

"Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file" on second attempt to recover files/settings

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Hi,
I bought a new laptop with Windows XP in it, I wanted to transfer some files from my Desktop PC which has Vista to my laptop with XP, I bought a Belkin USB Data Transfer Cable to transfer files with help of Windows Easy Transfer but when I installed the soft provided with it, it seemed that I can only transfer files from XP to Vista, but not the opposite. Is there a solution or must I go back to my retailer? Those unfinished Microsoft's products really annoy me.
Is there a soft which can do the same without changing the cable?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Transfer files from Vista to XP with Windows Easy Transfer

Did you install software on both?
Generally you will need to do so.

The simple approach if you have a router is just to make sure that the network name is same on both computers, then enable file and print sharing and make sure that the LAN and file and print sharing are not blocked by the firewalls on either machine and share the drive or folders you want and then you can see them in my network places , view workgroup computers on the other computer.

You can also do this with an ethernet crossover cable ,just connecting the ethernet cards of the two (*a crossover cable has the wires at opposite ends re arranged so the in wires on one end connect to the out on the other and vice versa)
Both windows and vista have file and settings transfer wizards and networking wizards designed to make this easier; but you can just do it all manually.

With your product did it say it was vista compatible?
 

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I've been trying to install Enter the Matrix but it keeps saying Component transfer error when I'm installing from the first CD. It says:
Component Transfer error

Component: Default component
File group:
File:
Error: Catastrophic Error

I have Win xp sp1, 256 Ram, nVidia Geforce 2 MX400
What's wrong?
 

Answer:Enter the Matrix Installation problem (Component transfer error)

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Recently I have noticed a third party application we are using in our company has not been working properly on certain computers.  I contacted the vendor for support, and they said I should check if My Computer under Control Panel-->Administrative
Tools-->Component Services--> Computers has a red line through it.  On all the computers where the app is not working, this line appears indicating that there is a problem with Component Services.
Doing some further research on the internet, I have found several posts that indicate that if a computer was setup using Easy Transfer, that this leads to a "broken" Component Services.
And indeed---every one of the computers with a broken Component Services was one that had been setup for a new user by using Easy Transfer.  The issue with Component Services does not appear on computers that were a "clean" install.
So--I know my third-party app is not working properly because of a problem in COM+.  There is info to indicate that using Easy Transfer somehow "breaks" Component Services---but no one seems to know how it does this.  There is also no clear advice
or info on how to fix it properly.  Just some general advice to "reinstall Windows".
Can anyone advise if it is possible to re-install or fix COM+ Component Services WITHOUT having to do a complete reinstall of Windows?  I have setup quite a few pcs in my company using the... Read more

Answer:Component Services (COM+) re-installation or repair: using Easy Transfer to setup a new pc breaks COM+????

Windows Easy Transfer helps you transfer your files, email, pictures and settings when moving to a new PC; Component Services are system components that cannot be transferred by means of Windows Easy Transfer.
You could try using the Windows 7 Recovery feature to perform a sort of "in place re-installation" of Windows 7 that could repair COM+: go to Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Recovery and click the "Advanced recovery methods" link and click
the "Reinstall Windows" option and insert the Windows 7 installation disc.
Bye.Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems tha... Read more

Answer:Solved: "Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

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So I bought this USB PC-to-PC Transfer Cable. I have a laptop for downloading files and I work on my PC. I'm constantly having to move the large files using an external HD. I figured I would rather just connect the two computers via this USB cable and transfer my files that way.

No more: plugging in to laptop, transferring to external HD, unplugging from laptop, plugging in to PC, transferring from external HD.

Much simpler in theory I'm afraid. Unfortunately, I have only found "Windows Easy Transfer" which assumes I'm transferring to a new PC which involves clicking through a few senseless screens before I can clarify I'm only moving 2GB and not 200 GBs. Once you start transferring it's SO SLOW. I don't know if this is the Windows software or if transferring over a USB PC-PC cable is going to be REALLY slow no matter what. I have also tried using my Ethernet cable but it only transfers at 1 Mb a second which is even slower.

Does anyone know if there is an alternative program I can use that's faster and just for simply transferring a few files (like windows explorer) ? Or is there a way to boost that Ethernet transfer speed? Otherwise I'm going back to the External HD method.

Thanks
 

Answer:Alternative To Windows Easy Transfer? (USB Easy Transfer Cable) Maybe Ethernet?

Re: Alternative To Windows Easy Transfer? (USB Easy Transfer Cable) Maybe Ethernet

I do transfers, sometimes in the GB range myself. I drag and drop between USB sticks/external drives and the machine's HD.

I found that TeraCopy gave me measurably better speed transfers on large files. I don't use it for small copy operations as it seems to be a bit slower in some cases. TeraCopy works thru a context menu, when you drag and drop, you'll see options to copy/move with Windows native setup, or you can select TeraCopy move or copy.

Uninstall with this is easy, no problems, so a test drive may be worth your time...
 

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that this is a problem p... Read more

Answer:"Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

Well, I finally gave up. I've scoured the internet for a solution. You'll probably find duplicates of this post all over. This has been a known software problem with Windows Easy Transfer for years and Microsoft has done nothing to fix it or warn users of the risks. Shameful!
Anyway, I managed to recover my files with this life saver of a program here>
MigRecover Utility for Microsoft’s Windows Easy Transfer | Visser Labs
MigRecover Utility for Microsoft's Windows Easy Transfer.
I can't express how grateful I am to the developer and the host for the download. You guys are the most awesomest people ever. Cheers.
Here's how you modify the syntax in commmand prompt if you used a password to protect the mig file in WET>
"Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file" on second attempt to recover files/settings
Just remember to change the source drive letter in "C:\SaveData.MIG" to the actual drive it's stored on if your MIG file is on an external drive like mine was; whether it's E:, F:, G: or whatever.
Good luck to anyone with the same issue who stumbles upon this post. I hope it helps you as it did me.

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have transferred files via easy transfer onto hard drive and cannot now download onto windows 10, since easy transfer is not there now. What are my options?

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MBR issue was came in lenovo laptop. DVD writer are read some CD's not all CD's. but DVD are not reading. so i install the Windows Vista (Home Basic) from a bootable pen drive.
firstly i deleted all the drives and create the three partitions.
during installation process when it reach to option of installing updates before complete installation option, it restart. after restarted it again start the installation of windows if i have not removed the pen drive when it is restart.
so when it is going to restart after installing updates option, i have removed the pen drive then it come to complete installation option.
i have query why it again start the windows installation during installation process.
Is there any problem in hard disk. please suggest.

Answer:laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I don't know which version of vista you have so you can see both options here.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
Repair Install For Vista
Both thanks to Brink.

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

Answer:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at &amp;amp;quot;completing installation&amp;amp;q

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Hello,
I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

Answer:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

"the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

Answer:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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The problem occurs after Windows 10 installs the latest Windows 10 updates.  The first occurrence of difficulty produced deletion of all the Office applications from their respective directories.  The second occurrence produced a transition from
"activated" to "not activated' in Office.  Many, many numbers had to be read over the phone to Microsoft to regain "activated" status.  This won't do.

MARK D ROCKMAN

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Comp Spec

CPU ? E6600
GPU-ATI 4780
MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0)
Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz

What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare.

First of all I attached the hardrive and installed windows 7 without a hitch. Then for some reason the installation got corrupted (I think in my haste I restarted the comp while it was installing a million updates). No problem I thought, I?ll format the hdd and install it again. This is where things started to go wrong.
First of all I got the bootmgr missing error when trying to install from the disk so I created a bootable usb pen and everything seemed to be going fine, however when the system reboots it hangs on completing Installation and after 5 mins or so I get the BSoD (restarts too quick of me to read) and the comp restarts. I?ve spent hours/days trawling the forums and trying various fixes but none seem to work for me


What I?ve tried

- AHCI is enabled
- Swapped an usb keyboard for an old one (whatever they?re called)
- Disconnected everything when window reinstall during installation that I can (keyboard, mouse
- Disconected everything I Can from the MB ? wireless adapter, 3 sticks of ram (Left with 1 stick of 1GB), optical drive
- Swapped gfx cards
- Booted in safe mode as far as I could and tried to disable the VGA display adapters.
- Run RAM tests ? passed al... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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I am changing domains on a Windows 8.1 machine and Windows File Transfer only allows you to import a file not create one. I don't want to add programs to the server or the Windows 8 if I can avoid it. Any suggestions?

Answer:Domain to domain transfer using Windows 8.1 file transfer

Can you be a bit more explicit. What exactly are you trying to do? Why do you need to copy anything anywhere?

The more info you provide the better chance someone will be able to help.

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I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the installation when it shuts off. sometimes it shuts off in the middle of the "windows is loading files..." black screen. there are no beeps when it shuts off or when I turn it back on. there are also no error codes. whenever i turn it back on it simply acts as if it never tried to install windows and starts the boot all over from the disc. i have no idea what the problem is. Please help ASAP

Answer:Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Can you post your specs
Filling out System Specs

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

Answer:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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Sell info SSN DOB full < name + address + city + state + fone + ssn + dob + years + zipcode + driver + Cert no + EXP + MMN  .... >
Sell credit card  CVV  US Visa Good
Sell credit card  CVV  US Master Good
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Sell credit card  CVV  US Discover Good
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Sell CVV  EU Good ...Italy , France , Germany , Japan ...All Country

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- I'm work bussiness , professional and quality.
- If you need CVV please contact me via Yahoo new : goodcvvfresh
- I'm seller best and alway sell CC fresh with hight balance.
- And i have software do bug account bank and information western union.
- I have info ssn dob full ( name + addres + city + state + fone + ssn + dob + years )
- I'm Seller for: CC, CVV "Fullz - DOB - SSN" US,UK,CA, EURO,AU, Italian,Japan,France,...all cc.
- I have account paypal with high balance good
- I hope to get many good customers and will be long-term cooperation

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Hello,Can you please help to get  Windows XP installation image,I've a Microsoft initialization key label on my T61 notebook, but unfortunately I don't have installation media. Regards,Modest Sokolov

Answer:Installation of Windows XP. Help to get installation image

I think you can buy a set of restore discs from lenovo, or if you want a winXP setup disc I have one that I've added SATA drivers and all the critical updates and the latest service pack. I might be able to send you a copy. You can send me a PM if you want to discuss it.





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I keep hearing that Linux is very hard to install and it is hard to use
Well the hard to use is just reletive: If you are use to Nokia phones then a Motorola is hard to use

But as to the installation process it seems that Windows is actually harder (and extreamly dumb) when it comes to Linux

Be it to a BASE installation or a full-fledge desktop Linux winds hands-down on ease and on speed

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-387405-highlight-.html
 

Answer:Windows installation vs Linux installation

maybe as far as installing a fedora core 4, ubuntu, suse, or mandrake....but if you asked someone that has just installed windows before to go and install gentoo from scratch they'd have an anyeurism with all the stuff they have to do from the command line. Cause if it didnt pick up all the hardware right away things get tricky if you have no clue where to start to look to get things up and running.

Half the fun of installing gentoo or another linux distribution from scratch is the sense of accomplishment from setting up the OS *exactly* how you want it.
 

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My old computer is running windows xp , I have purchased a new computer and bought an easy transfer cable usb port connection , I downloaded the program as specified , my new computer is a hp running windows vista the two diffent prots will see each other but when i go to transfer from my old computer to my new computer before i can select anything a window pops up saying migration fAILED when i click the ok button on that window it closes out the program.
 

Answer:easy transfer cable to transfer files to new computer

help
 

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section.. I didn't really know what to put it under..

I was upgrading my system, from XP to Vista. I tried the 'keep all my current files and settings' option for the upload, but it wouldn't let me use it.
So, I used the file and settings transfer wizard to transfer all my files to my external hard drive. Then I deleated my files on my computer - no point in having two copies. (I now know how stupid this idea was).
When I had successfuly uploaded Widows vista onto my computer, I found that it didn't actualy have the files and settings transfer wizard - it had something called 'Easy Transfer' instead. Easy tranfer is incompatible with the File and settings transfer wizard.

So, now all my files are sitting on my Hard drive in .dat files, and I don't know how to get them back.

Help me please.
Thanks
 

Answer:File and Settings Transfer Wizard vs. Easy Transfer

you could download and install FAST to complete the transfer. i know that solves the problem when migrating from one XP /SP combination to another, perhaps it will work for an XP to Vista migration too. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...c9-f16c-4c52-a203-8daf944dd555&displaylang=en

this link is for v2.6, but 3.0 is also available on the site.
 

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Can anyone help,
Our old PC which was running XP was getting ready for a failure but before it died I did manage to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to copy the much cherished ones to my external hard drive. They are now sitting on there as a dat file. Because we didn't have the new PC yet we did not have the chance to run Vista Easy Transfer on the old PC. Does any one know how I can make this dat file become something Vista will recognise and import?
 

Answer:XP Files and settings transfer to Vista Easy Transfer

Try this . . Suggest you first copy the dat file and run the extract program on the copy
 

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I have 2 PCs, both running XP Pro SP2.
One is mine and one is my wife?s.
Both are connected to a Linksys BEFSR41 v3 router which is then connected to a cable modem.
Both can connect at high speed to the internet.
Both are on the same workgroup and have unique names.
They can see each other in the workgroup.
They can ping each other.
I can browse all shared drives in both directions from both PCs.
Everything seems to be working perfectly except if I try and transfer a file from my PC to my wife?s it takes approx 2 minutes per MB. However if I transfer a file the other way it works flawlessly and at high speed.

I have checked that all the required services are running and that there is only one master browser.

I have changed all the cables and tried different ports on the router.

NetMeter shows a maximum transfer speed of about 250kbps and the networking tab in task manager shows a network utilization of only 1%

Any advice would be gratefully received, as this is slowly driving me insane.
 

Answer:Slow file transfer in one direction, quick transfer the other way!

You should try data transfer using something other than WInbdows Networking. Set up some FTP server software for example. This way you can see if the problem is with the network or with Windows.

Disable software firewalls and antivirus on the computers?
 

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Looks like Easy Transfer won't work for my situation.

My mobo is unstable & I'm rebuilding the system with a new mobo and proc. I want to just transfer the profiles etc. to an external HDD & reload Win 7 on same SSD after I complete the build.

However, looking through the documentation on Win 7 Easy Transfer - it looks like you have to port the data from one 'live' comp to another 'live' comp. In my case, I want to save the data from a crippled machine, then kill it and scavenge the good parts to use in the new build... not make a new machine first.

Is there any way to migrate the data & profiles 'the old fashioned' way?
 

Answer:Transfer user profiles from one Win 7 to another Win 7 build (Without EASY TRANSFER)

It's not a clean job, but what I've done before is transfer user's folder in C:\Users from one computer to the other. It contains documents, pictures, application settings, etc.
 

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will this also transfer the drivers needed already on the harddisc

Answer:driver transfer using Belkin transfer cable

Read the documentation. The cable is used to transfer personal files, pictures, videos etc from one system to another. It's not for transfering operating system files such as drivers, unless you have copies of the drivers in your My Documents folder? And if you're transfering all your files from one machine to another, the chances of drivers being useable are pretty slim, unless the new system is almost identical to the old?What exactly are you trying to do?

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I migrated to a new machine using easy transfer. I copied my files (user and data) to a hard drive that I installed in my new machine. I copied everything back and it all worked fine. Over time (the last year) I have altered my config and even wiped the OS and did a clean install. My problem is I would like to move some data files out of the Mig configuration to a useable format, but when I try to use easy transfer, it wants to bring over the user files as well to my c:. The problem with this is I have a very small c: that just has the os on it. Easy transfer wants to bring over 57 GB of user and system files that I don't want, and won't fit on the drive. The program will not allow me to choose another drive (other than c or not bring the system and user files over. It will not allow me to bring the files I want without these. I am not sure if I can recover these files (mostly pictures and music). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Don't want to transfer user files with easy transfer

I should have looked a little deeper as I found the solution to my problem. For others, here is a link of a program which allows you to selectively choose which files to transfer and where to put them.

MIG Recovery and Viewer Utility (Vista/7 ? USMT4) ? Mike Morawski ? Technical Bloggings

The author Mike Morawski has a nice tidy package here to do this job. I couldn't find a similar product in the forum, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been mentioned by someone else in here.

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I am copying over my pst file into an exchange database, I have been able to transfer over all files except two. These two files come up with pst errors. I run scanpst software and the files transfer, however only a few emails transfer and none of the folders I've created. How do I fix this or get it to transfer everything?
 

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What are problems to transfer my files from 4 year old 702X laptop to similar running windows 7 (bought through yourselves. EASY TRANSFER quoted within your software. Will someone send me an appropriate EMAIL reply with specification of new machine, price etc. How easy is it to connect  to broadband (as currently)
Still not convinced that I buy new dell. Possibly extend software for another year? hardware 4 year old!
I am considering what to do.
How long will windows 7 be supported?
prefer email to telephone support at present
Thanks
GTQ6RS1

Answer:New laptop ; transfer my files to it; easy transfer ;

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
In this case we would suggest you to go online to the Dell website and configure the system at  your cost .
In terms of how long windows 7 will be support ? You will get support as long as the system is under warranty .
If the system is not under warranty you will still get support however it will be paid.
Thanks
Robin

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I've got an Easy Transfer cable and want to transfer files between a Vista PC and a XP PC without using a network or flash drive. Is there some software that will allow me to do this. If I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, it spends ages calculating space to transfer all my files which I don't need it to do.

Answer:Using an Easy Transfer cable to transfer files

I would asume other progs will do the same, no point in sending files to a chosen location if they don't fit...

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I guess this question belongs in this forum & the background info is all here.
 
1. So I'm locked out of all things Google including youtube. Today I found I had access to a couple of my youtube videos.  have a question about how to transfer those videos to vimeo or places you guys suggest. If I transfer the youtube link that I posted here at BC, won't it still be connected wi youtube? won't youtube still have controll?  To clarify my question, How can I transfer my videos to another place & make them totally independent of youtube so that youtube can't just cut me off again? 
2. What suggestions do you have for a place to post my videos that are easily accessable to watch but are  reasonably safe from corporate control?
 
See below posted today for youtube video links the trigger this question. 
 
Pls answer at kindergarten level. I'm just an inventor not a tech. 

Answer:How to transfer my videos from Youtube & Best Place to Transfer to.

See my post in your other thread...
 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/648992/help-google-makes-me-a-criminal-sex-pervert-btw-im-a-74-yr-old-woman-an-act/?p=4286630
 
You might check out some of these links in doing your research...
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=best+sites+to+upload+video&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

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The 635 see texts messages but not contacts. Do i have to go through a pc or is there a way to transfer directly

Answer:Why can't I transfer my contacts from 6310i to 635 via transfer data app?

I strongly recommend to use Nokia PC Suite to extract your contacts, the 6310 it's a quite old phone and the first Nokia phone with Bluetooth... since that phone uses an outdated Bluetooth version, the transfer app for WP may not work for the 6310i.How to Backup Contacts in Nokia PC Suite: 11 Steps

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I want to transfer my account settings from one account to another in Windows 7. A lot of the settings seem to have transferred over, but not all of them, for example the autoplay settings are set to the default in the new account. I need to find a way to transfer all the settings from all control panels to the new account.

So far, the only solution I've found is using the User State Migration Tool, but I'm loathe to use something that complicated unless I have to. Does anyone know of an easier way of transferring everything?
 

Answer:Easy Transfer Wizard doesn't transfer everything

Hi

Sadly it doesnt transfer everything and in the main you really dont want all settings transfered as main applications need to be re-installed anyway so they will reset their defaults and as for autoplay, its disabled by default in Windows 7 as a security measure for stopping malware spreading, read more HERE


I didnt find much I missed in settings with the Easy Transfer Wizard when I did 3 PCs reciently for friends/reletives, my own main one had all user settings pretty much intact.

What apart from Autoplay is missing from your accounts? and armed with this we maybe able to advise.
 

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Since upgrading to Windows 10, Iam having trouble opening my Windows Live Mail 2012 emails that I transferred to my folders in the Document section (not the folders within the e-mail categories i.e. Inbox, Outbox, Trash etc.) when I had Windows 7.
I also cannot drag Windows 10 received e-mails to opened folders in the taskbar - the not permitted symbol appears. This I could do in Windows 7.
When I click on to WLM 2012, it starts to open but the engaged symbol revolves and revolves, and gets stuck. This happens despite choosing WLM as my default app.
Has anyone had this trouble?

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I am wondering if there is some software available to transfer all of my current by dying system to my new system.  I tried PC mover and it only transferred about 20% of my information and left enormous amounts of data and programs behind of which almost all were free type software.

Would appreciate any assistance

Answer:software transfer from old dying windows 10 system to new Dell windows 10 sytem

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bought a new computer with windows 7. i did a quick file transfer using belkan cables from my old computer which had windows XP (OS on drive F). my windows 7 has the OS on drive C which is giving my remote drives hissy fits. I am getting the message "no disk in drive 3" then 4, 5 and 6. "insert disk in \Device\Harddisk 4\DR 4"

my options are ignore, cancel, and continue. any solution?
 

Answer:OS drive problem after quick file transfer from windows XP to windows 7

Go ahead and remove Quicktime on your Windows XP volume and update Quicktime on your Windows 7 volume to the latest version. Quicktime is using its cache to open files that it recently opened...
 

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I just got a new computer, and was on the process of transferring my files from my old computer using Windows Easy Transfer.

It was taking a while so I left it on overnight. When I checked on it again, it had reboot to install windows updates. Now, I've got a folder in my Users section that apparently weights 0 bytes, but that is taking up easily 100 GB, which I also cannot access; for trying to do so leaves me with the same explorer window, and unable to return using the address bar or the back arrow.

Is there anything I can do about it?

And do you recommend me try again, or just copy my files manually using an external hard drive?

Answer:Windows shutdown to install update while using Windows Easy Transfer

If it's just files then the external drive is the way to go. If you want to transfer more, like favorites, E-mail, history, application data, then WET is the way to go.

As for the file in your users directory, can you access it after a reboot?
What is the full path name of the folder/file?

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I have been using a personally customized Windows Classic display theme for well over a decade on various Windows operating systems. It's in a file with the title My Preferred Display.Theme. Is there a folder in Windows 7 where I could put this theme file in order to access it from the Win7 display personalization area? I've tried using Personalize>Windows Classic but have not been able to configure the exact look I like.

Thanks!

Joan

Answer:Transfer old Windows Classic display theme to Windows 7 machine?

Hi Joan. Don't know if this will help but it looks promising (he says with fingers crossed.) It involves creating something called a Windows 7 Themepack.

How to Create Your Own Windows 7 Theme

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Hello all!
for 3 days now iv been trying to install w7 32bit.
i have read a lot of messages here about fixing my problem and non of them was a success.
When installing w7, after the first reset, the installation returns to the screen where it shows the progress of the installation.
the only thing left is "completing installation". it hangs on that screen for hours and wouldnt contoniue. i can move my mouse but it dosent give much help.
things i tried untill now:
1, disconnecting all drives beside the one i want to install w7 on it.
2. disconnecting a pci card of USB2 slots.
3. disable all usb controls from bios (my mouse and keyboard are connected with "blue" and "purple" connections)
4. disable floppy ( which does not exist)- which didnt solve the problem but made the installation much faster)
5. Change in the bios from PCI to PEG
Additional Notes: I have only one monitor which is a LCD TV which connected to the nvidia graphic card with DVI to HD cable. in the installation it shows that i have 3 partitions in this hardisk and i have only 2 as far as i know. the third one has a 8MB capacity, mybe its related some how...
I have seen that people gave suggestions about a utility which fixes the hardrive and maybe solve the problem, but i have no operating system to do so.
I dont know much about my computer and i dont have any operating system to check it. i only know that i have intel core 1.8 ghz, 2gb ram, some gigabyte motherboard,... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 32bit installation freezes at "completing installation" (AGA

Is it the stage where it freezes ?
Which process of installation are you trying ? Are you upgrading your XP installation with windows 7 ; or you installing 7 with formatting the C drive ? Sometimes upgrading takes enormous time to be completed compared with clean install .

You follow this tutorial : Clean Install Windows 7 ... follow steps 6, 7 and 8 carefully , I hope there would not be a further problem . All the best

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 

Thanks!

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Hi
I have been trying to install windows 10 since launch day. However i have been somewhat unsuccessful.
Win 10 installs successfully but when the computer does the setting up of Apps at its first run it crashes to BSOD - KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
I am computer competent and have tried a multitude of things to try and diagnose the problem. Minidump files point to ntoskrnl.exe error which may be being caused by a driver compatibility issue.
Comodo Internet security is a driver also shown in the minidump files which i have also disabled in safe mode . issue still occurs.

I have installed 3 times and rolled back to previous rebuild the same times.

FYI - All my drivers are up to date

Computer -
Dell Vostro 430
Intel Core i7 CPU
4gb RAM

i have attached dxdiag info and the mini dump files.

If anyone can help me figure out what is causing the BSOD after installation that would be great.

Thanks
Stephen

Answer:Windows 10 installation from Windows 7 Pro - BSOD after installation

Anyone?

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According to this Microsoft Community thread:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/how-do-i-transfer-windows-retail-license-after/6ee1dfe0-8adc-4cce-a46a-748963cf56d1?rtAction=1438237655029

when we upgrade Retail Win 7/8.1 to Win 10, we don't actually get a Win 10 retail license that would allow us to install Win 10 on a new machine? (assuming current machine with upgraded Win 10 breaks down completely after 2 years)
If that's the case, we upgraded users would have to buy Win 10 license some years down the road when upgrade or replace our machines...

Answer:HOW do I transfer windows (retail license) after upgrading to Windows

Hello Alpha,

The activation for the free offer of Windows 10 is registered on the Microsoft activation servers, and is referenced by the hardware (motherboard/CPU/graphics card serial numbers) of the PC it was upgraded on.

Unfortunately, it is tied to the same PC. If you replace the PC, you may need to purchase Windows 10 for it if you can't get it to activate by phone.
Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

Once you?ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer or Media Creation Tool on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won?t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You?ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you?ve upgraded.

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Hello,

I have previously posted on here and on TenForums about the requirement for dual booting my new laptop. This has been done successfully so far. The problem lies with what happened afterwards.

I tried using Windows Easy Transfer in order to transfer all of my programs from the old laptop (Acer Aspire 5742, notorious overheating issues) to the new laptop (HP 15-AC153SA, runs nice and cool).
Unfortunately, it didn't transfer many of my programs at all, and corrupted a load of other programs. Google Chrome, SlimJet, McAfee and Windows Movie maker all needed a reinstall.

However, I think that the damage is more severe than this - despite using Advanced SystemCare for error checking (and cleaning up the mess), and System Restore (to get rid of the bulk of the mess), Windows Movie Maker refuses to open even after a reinstall. It says that one or more of the effects files is corrupted.
I can only assume that the transfer of files via Windows Easy Transfer has corrupted the OS. This also ties in with the fact that the svchost.exe and System/Compressed Memory processes are using more CPU than before the "Easy Transfer".

To make matters worse, when I tried using the WD MyPassport tools to transfer programs that way, it decided to shove things into the C:\ drive, which is what my old laptop has as its main OS install. The problem is that C:\ is the Windows 10 install, not the Windows 7 install! So I may well have corrupted Windows 10 as well, though the ma... Read more

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Hello internet so i have a gateway desktop running a Windows Xp service pack 3 that is still running strong and fast i did some updates to the hardware and I have a windows 7 hard drive from a laptop that broke so i want this computer to run the win7 the hard drive is compatable my Toshiba satellite running windows vista 32 bit but it wont run om my gateway note it does show the windows 7 start logo and does bot the windows 7 fix up thing that brings up command prompt system restore thank for your help I pretty sure it has to do with drivers but how do i do that

Answer:How do I transfer Windows 7 hard drive to a windows xp computer

My broken laptop with the windows 7 hard drive is a dell

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I don't have a problem with WM. I need direction on "how" to accomplish something.

I have a desktop/Vista Home Premium/Windows Mail. I have many, many folders that I want to transfer to the Windows Mail account on my laptop/Windows 7.

Yes, I know they quit including Windows Mail as of Win 7, but I paid a tech to install it for me and it has been running just fine.

So back to my question ... Is it possible for me to get all the folders I have in my WM account on the desktop, imported into the WM account on my laptop.

Both of these WM accounts use the same email address/password.

Answer:Transfer Windows Mail account on my laptop/Windows 7

Unlike Windows XP and Vista which are bundled with Outlook Express and Windows Mail respectively, Microsoft does not bundle an email client with Windows 7, but you can always download and use for free Windows Live Mail on your Win 7 PC. The interface and functionality are very similar to Windows Mail.

Try to use the Export function with your Windows Mail to send all your email to a folder (not on Desktop though). Then, use a USB thumb drive or external hard disk to back up that folder and restore it to your laptop.

This may be irrelevant, but I've successfully done this many times before for transferring email from OE to WLM. In OE, the full pathname where all the email folders are stored can be found. Highlight and copy (Ctrl-C) the full pathname, go to RUN, paste (Ctrl-V) it there and press Enter. A window will pop up showing you all the email folders. Go up one level and then copy the entire folder to a USB thumb drive or external hard disk. Once trasnsferred to your new PC, use the WLM Import function to put all the email folders in place.

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i want to upgrade to 10 but want to make sure my email client mozilla thunderbird will go with it from windows 7

Answer:Will the Mozilla Thunderbird transfer to Windows 10 when I upgrade from Windows 7?

No issues at all. Confirmed in real life :)

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Have just spent two unproductive days trying to use WET to move items from my Vista system to my new Windows 8.1 machine. The tool will evidently work for Vista --> Windows 8, but not to 8.1. I now read in places where Microsoft expects us to use SkyDrive for the transfer. In fact you get an unhelpful error message that reads: "Windows Easy Transfer can't be used to transfer files from Windows Vista or Windows XP". The pages wherein you download WET to Vista and to 8.1 have nothing to say on this until you get to the point of actually transferring. Ok, now trying to learn SkyDrive; also have Dropbox as an alternative.

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I have installed three different file transfer programs to speed up file transfers since Windows built in program is slow. I've tried Teracopy, Extreme Copy, and one other and they all say that they would be used as the default program when i move files around, but it hasn't happened, Windows just uses its own built in program to move around files. What is going on???I am getting VERY frustrated.

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Have a lot of information on my Laptop (Windows 7) will they transfer, intact, to the Windows 10 upgrade?

Answer:Transfer of files, picture etc from Laptop Windows 7 to Windows 19?

They should. Mine did.
But be smart. Save files to disk or external drive before the change. Just in case. Save your Win 7 Key too in case you want to revert past the initial 30 days.
This tool will help with that. ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server

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I'm trying to copy across files and settings from my old pc (XP Professional Edition) to my new Windows 7 PC, using Easy Transfer. I have tried twice so far, and each time, when I reach the end of the process, I get a message that says ?Type the password for your old computer?, and ?Protected content was recently transferred to this computer. Type the password for your user account on the old computer listed below to update the content protection on your new account.?

When I input my password from my user account on the old machine, I get a message ?The password is incorrect.? However, I am certain that the password is correct.

The only option I have to continue is to press cancel. When I do that, I have no access to any folders or files in My Documents.

I also the program settings have not been transferred (Or at least do not seem to be acknowledged by the various programs).

Thanks for helping

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer; XP to Windows 7; Password Problem

You should use a USB disk to transfer file and do not use any passwords in the process.If you are transferring over a network cable, make sure you are logged on in both computers.Have a look : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3179/migrat...nd-a-usb-drive/

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I did a Windows Easy Transfer earlier today and it worked fine but after I shut down the computer that I transferred to, this one, I got a choice upon Startup, for User or Warren. I prefer just the normal start up, without any choice. I just did a Recovery to a couple of days ago and all is well again but I would like to know which file caused this to happen.message edited by WarrenTSI

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer Changed Windows 7 start up

I have not used Easy Transfer, but it sounds like it created a new user from the transfer from the old system. The system restore reversed the changes to the system and registry but should have left any files that were transferred although any in folders like documents from the removed user will probably not be accessible now.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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I have a Windows 7 computer and have just bought a new one with Windows 10 and wish to transfer files and apps to the new machine. I have both the Dell Cable EasyTransfer and also TransferMyPC10. Which one should I use?

Answer:Transfer from W7 to Windows 10

Hi David,
I assume you are talking about the Orlogix utility.  If so, it looks like the TransferMyPC10 will transfer programs, where it seems the Dell Cable EasyTransfer just copies files & settings, it'll do an Oulook sync etc.
I'm not particularly familiar with either, however, so this is based purely off the documentation I could find published.
Hope this helps!

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Hi all.

Not too long ago I had started and posted this thread:
Windows 10 Activate/ Motherboard

That thread was in reference to a motherboard swap-out I did (and a Win 10 Activation thingy). Now I am about to embark on a completely new system build; here's what I'd like to find out and make sure of:

My Windows 10 key is from a "digital entitlement"; I had Windows 7 Pro a little while back and took advantage of the free in-place upgrade that Microsoft offered. I have a retail version of Windows 7 Pro, not OEM.

So, since my custom system build I am about to embark on will be all new hardware, I had been wondering about my Windows 10 license key.....and if it was "transferable" to a completely new system.

During a search on the 'Net, I came across this:
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/tra...icense-new-pc/

The article's a little long, but appears very thorough & complete.

First, on your current system/ build, you uninstall or "release" the key, to free it up for use elsewhere (in the article it's some text you enter into a CMD prompt).

During the install of the OS on the new system, you "skip" the part about entering the license key.

Then, after the new system build is up & running, there comes the part to re-activate. More CMD stuff, etc., etc. And, even if you run into a bump in the road, there's a section where you can contact MS Support and provide them with an Installation ID, explain the situa... Read more

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I want to transfer my old HDD to a new PC and believe Acronis True Image Premium can facilitate this but I'm unsure how to proceed. Or is there another way of doing this. I do not want to perform a clean install.

Answer:Transfer HDD To New Windows PC

I know Macrium Pro has a function called "Restore to dissimilar hardware". Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
However, with a new PC I would highly recommend a fresh install. And if your current system is an OEM installation, you cannot transfer it anyhow - will not activate.

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I'm curious. Is it possible to take my current copy of XP that came with my computer, uninstall it / remove it onto a flash drive / cd (even transfer it to my laptop) and then use it on a new computer that I'm going to get? They are charging $80-100 for a copy of XP and this could significantly reduce my price. (I would also need to know how to install it on this new computer if this is possible, which is unlikely.)

Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows XP Transfer?

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Hello everyone I just joined and am looking for some help!

I have a system with Windows xp and want to upgrade the Hard Drive to a bigger drive and be able to keep all of the files and programs including the OS. What do you guys think is the best solution.

Answer:Windows XP HDD Transfer Help!

Hi this is one possible way there are other ones ie acronis Clonezilla - About

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Question: windows 7 transfer

hi
i have a dell which my mother downgraded from vista to xp after hearing what every one was saying about it. my grandparents have just given us a windows 7 computer. what i want to know is can i transfer windows 7 to my xp computer from a windows 7 computer

Answer:windows 7 transfer

if win7 came with your grandparents computer, then no it cannot be transfer.

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Apologies guys if this is the wrong forum for this thread but I'm hoping for some help one way or another.

Just bought a new PC with Windows 10 and want to transfer the files (ie My Documents etc) from my old PC which is running XP. The recommended method seemed to be running Laplink PCmover Express. Both PCs are connected to an internet hub/router. Installed the software on both PCs, ran the configure on the old PC which meant that PC was ready for the transfer but then on running the PCmover on the new PC, it couldn't detect that the old PC was using the same router so I cannot continue with the transfer. Am I missing something obvious so that the 2 PCs can 'talk' to each other?
 

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I have a program called Remove-It 95 by Vertisoft. There were several options once the screen opened. One of the options was Transfer-It which would create a self installing backup of the programs already on your computer. You could select an Icon from desktop and it would find all the files necessary to back up the program or you could browse and select the program from Explorer. You could only back up to C:\ or to A:\. Is there any freeware or shareware that will do the same thing or backup to cd or dvd?
 

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Question: windows 7 transfer

hi guys

So, long story short, I have a friend who practically beat his hard drive to failing in his laptop. The laptop reminds me that the harddrive is failing every time i turn on the laptop. After doing a a factory restore as instructed by the customer support team, i do have the laptop working better then it was but the harddrive is still giving failure warnings. I have went out and got a new harddrive for the computer. I was told by support that i could copy the windows file on to a disk so i can put it on the new harddrive without buying a new copy of windows since i have my key already. however, we did not discuss how because the recovery process takes hours. and all though "Jessica" was trying to be friendly and patient, you could hear the frustration in her voice when i had a hard time understanding her accent. so if any of you know how or what files to copy over to put my windows copy on a disk, and how big of a disk i need, I would greatly appreciate the help.
Thanks

Answer:windows 7 transfer

Or you could just clone the entire drive over to the new drive, as long it would last long enough for the clone to work.

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My preferred method is to create an image of the drive, save the image onto an external HDD (or a spare HDD), and then from that image, "restore" the image onto the new HDD. Should work fine and will be exactly how it was previously.

Is the new HDD the same size or larger than the old drive?

If you do go for the clone-route, then after you clone it onto the new HDD, then I would suggest you run the following from CMD after you boot for the first time into the new windows install:

Open CMD as Admin, and type in the following:
chkdsk c: /B

What the /B flag does (only available on Vista/7/8) is it clears the "bad sectors" list, and then re-scans the drive to search / mark off bad sectors (like the /R flag does). M$ recommends you perform this operation after you clone an HDD.

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Hi,
i am planning to buy a new PC .
can i transfer my old  pre-installed windows license to another PC?

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Currently I am using windows 7 on my laptop. I am building a pc and wanna know how can I transfer my copy of windows along with the license of course with just a flash drive ?

Answer:How to transfer windows

If it is a retail copy of Windows 7, then yes it can be transferred.

If it is the OEM copy that was part of the laptop originally, then it can't be transferred.

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I am in the process of building a desktop for myself. My mother has Windows 7 installed on an old laptop that nobody uses anymore. I wanted to transfer the Windows onto my desktop, the problem is that she got the OS from the windows website. Now is it even possible to transfer the OS from that laptop to my desktop although it has no disk? Thanks for the help!

Answer:windows 7 transfer?

You can't do that.

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Hello! This is my first post!
anyway

I'm thinking of getting a 120gb or 128gb SSD.
My 5400rpm hard drive is 1.5TB, only 100GB free (I plan on cleaning some things up).

I wanted to either transfer or reinstall windows to a SSD as drive D, yet still allowing windows to see my installed programs as being on my original harddrive, still on C.

Can windows be on anything other than C? What file/registry settings does windows use to store where programs are installed? If I reinstall windows on D and copy over this file/registry settings then will everything show in the start menu/programs features (control panel)?

Answer:How can I transfer windows to SSD as D, and keep everything on C?

Boot the Win7 installer to install to the SSD with the HD unplugged so that it doesn't interfere.

When the Win7 installer is correctly booted to install it will always assign C to the booted OS, while the other will have a virtual letter for purpose of accessing it's data.

After install plug back in the HD to access it's data. If you need to boot it use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. When ready to delete the OS, move the data to a separate partition then delete the OS partition on HD.

The best way to link the data on HD is to use the same User folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, etc) then rightclick them to add to related Win7 library. Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums

You must reinstall all programs. I would put them on the SSD for best performance, but if you run out of space you can install them to the data HD.

Follow these steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are the same for retail.

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If i have one computer with windows 7 and one with vista is here any way i can use my product code from my windows 7 to upgrade my windows vista to win 7?

Answer:Windows 7 Transfer to another?

License is for one pc only! Is it a win7 OEM licence?

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There is some problem with my pc.At present I don't have my windows 7 ultimate DVD but have downloaded all the folders of the dvd in a separate document. I now want to format my pc and reinstall windows in it. So I want to transfer my windows to a DVD and make it bootable .

Answer:How to transfer windows 7 to a DVD

Where did you get Win7? Did it come preinstalled on the PC so you can Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

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Question: Transfer Windows

Hi, I have a Toshiba Laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium (OEM). I have done a Clean install of Windows 7 and no longer need Windows Vista. My Friend now needs an OS for his PC. Could I install Vista without encountering any activation issues?Thanks in Advance

Answer:Transfer Windows

An OEM version of Windows belongs only to the PC it was originally installed on.

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