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  1. #1


    Elliot Guest

    About Windows Easy Transfer

    I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all installed
    programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by using Windows Easy
    Transfer, is it possible?

    My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?

    Thanks for answering.


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  2. #2


    Gordon Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer

    "Elliot" <elliot_barclay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all installed
    >programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by using Windows
    >Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >
    > My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >
    > Thanks for answering.

    Don't think you can transfer installed programs. I may be wrong, but AFAIK
    WET is for data and settings, NOT applications.
    BTW, do NOT use WET to transfer Outlook data if you have it installed. It
    won't work properly.

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  3. #3


    Mike Brannigan Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer

    "Elliot" <elliot_barclay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5503BE48-63D9-41B9-8AF2-5DCF1EF4C5D9@xxxxxx

    >I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all installed
    >programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by using Windows
    >Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >
    > My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >
    > Thanks for answering.

    Elliot,

    Easy transfer is for moving your profile and not installed applications -
    you are expected to just reinstall thee on the new machine.
    If your current PC has bad sectors and these prevent a clean read of the
    data Easy Transfer is gathering then you will have problems getting the data
    and settings off the old machine to the new.
    Easy Transfer must be able to correctly read all files and folders it needs
    access to to do the migration.

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    Mike Brannigan


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  4. #4


    Elliot Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer

    I got it. Thanks for giving the ideas from you two.


    "Mike Brannigan" <Mike.Brannigan@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "Elliot" <elliot_barclay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:5503BE48-63D9-41B9-8AF2-5DCF1EF4C5D9@xxxxxx

    >>I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all
    >>installed programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by using
    >>Windows Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >>
    >> My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >>
    >> Thanks for answering.
    >
    >
    > Elliot,
    >
    > Easy transfer is for moving your profile and not installed applications -
    > you are expected to just reinstall thee on the new machine.
    > If your current PC has bad sectors and these prevent a clean read of the
    > data Easy Transfer is gathering then you will have problems getting the
    > data and settings off the old machine to the new.
    > Easy Transfer must be able to correctly read all files and folders it
    > needs access to to do the migration.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mike Brannigan

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  5. #5


    ©arl Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer


    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "Elliot" <elliot_barclay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:5503BE48-63D9-41B9-8AF2-5DCF1EF4C5D9@xxxxxx

    >>I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all
    >>installed programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by using
    >>Windows Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >>
    >> My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >>
    >> Thanks for answering.
    >
    >
    > Don't think you can transfer installed programs. I may be wrong, but AFAIK
    > WET is for data and settings, NOT applications.
    > BTW, do NOT use WET to transfer Outlook data if you have it installed. It
    > won't work properly.
    >
    outlook data transferred ok for me
    but make a backup ... just in case

    as for programs it never transferred them i had to reinstall them manually
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  6. #6


    Gordon Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer

    "©arl" <carl@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:eWU2WwghJHA.3904@xxxxxx

    >> "Elliot" <elliot_barclay@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:5503BE48-63D9-41B9-8AF2-5DCF1EF4C5D9@xxxxxx

    >>>I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all
    >>>installed programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by using
    >>>Windows Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >>>
    >>> My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for answering.
    >>
    >>
    >> Don't think you can transfer installed programs. I may be wrong, but
    >> AFAIK WET is for data and settings, NOT applications.
    >> BTW, do NOT use WET to transfer Outlook data if you have it installed. It
    >> won't work properly.
    >>
    > outlook data transferred ok for me

    You were lucky then.....

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  7. #7


    ©arl Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer


    >>>>I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all
    >>>>installed programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by
    >>>>using Windows Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >>>>
    >>>> My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for answering.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Don't think you can transfer installed programs. I may be wrong, but
    >>> AFAIK WET is for data and settings, NOT applications.
    >>> BTW, do NOT use WET to transfer Outlook data if you have it installed.
    >>> It won't work properly.
    >>>
    >> outlook data transferred ok for me
    >
    >
    > You were lucky then.....
    >
    have used it a few times with no issues
    infact the only issues i have ever had with vista has been caused by
    infections
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  8. #8


    Gordon Guest

    Re: About Windows Easy Transfer

    "©arl" <carl@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >

    >>>>>I want to transfer all of my current Vista environment(files, all
    >>>>>installed programs, etc.) to a new PC that is also running Vista by
    >>>>>using Windows Easy Transfer, is it possible?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> My old PC has bad sectors, will it cause the new PC problems?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks for answering.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Don't think you can transfer installed programs. I may be wrong, but
    >>>> AFAIK WET is for data and settings, NOT applications.
    >>>> BTW, do NOT use WET to transfer Outlook data if you have it installed.
    >>>> It won't work properly.
    >>>>
    >>> outlook data transferred ok for me
    >>
    >>
    >> You were lucky then.....
    >>
    > have used it a few times with no issues
    > infact the only issues i have ever had with vista has been caused by
    > infections

    Many posts in the Outlook groups where using WET has caused corrupted pst
    files and corrupted mail profiles, especially with Outlook 2007....

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