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Easy Transfer - Does it leave files on old computer

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Nancy J

#1
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?
 
G

Gary Mount

#2
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
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> 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?
>