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Easy Transfer - Does it leave files on old computer

  1. #1


    Nancy J Guest

    Easy Transfer - Does it leave files on old computer

    I have a year old HP Laptop with Vista Ultimate which needs to be sent to HP
    for repair. I want to copy all my files and settings to a new HP Laptop with
    Vista Ultimate in the interim so I can keep working. Does Easy Transfer copy
    them to the new computer and leave them in the old, or should I interpret the
    word Transfer literally, i.e. it puts everything in the new computer and
    deletes it from the old one?

    Is Easy Transfer what I should be using for this purpose, since I want to
    transfer all the files back to my old laptop when it's repaired?


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  2. #2


    Gary Mount Guest

    Re: Easy Transfer - Does it leave files on old computer

    Easy transfer doesn't remove any files from the old computer.
    You will have to reinstall your programs.
    If you have Vista Ultimate, you can image the hard drive and when you get
    your laptop back you can restore the image. That way you will not have to
    reinstall programs.

    "Nancy J" <NancyJ@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6714C6E8-9605-4708-80C4-52C78262CA09@xxxxxx

    > I have a year old HP Laptop with Vista Ultimate which needs to be sent to
    > HP
    > for repair. I want to copy all my files and settings to a new HP Laptop
    > with
    > Vista Ultimate in the interim so I can keep working. Does Easy Transfer
    > copy
    > them to the new computer and leave them in the old, or should I interpret
    > the
    > word Transfer literally, i.e. it puts everything in the new computer and
    > deletes it from the old one?
    >
    > Is Easy Transfer what I should be using for this purpose, since I want to
    > transfer all the files back to my old laptop when it's repaired?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Easy Transfer - Does it leave files on old computer

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