Solved Transfer to a new computer

July 29, 2013 at 08:07:52
Specs: Windows 7, 16
Hello all

I am building a new computer for my friend as is computer is old stuff but in his old computer he does have Windows 7 Ultimate installed in it. Now i need to keep all of his stuff that is in witch is on the main drive. The other stuff witch is on the other drives this is ok just need to unplug and move it to the other computer but the C drive witch has the Windows set up and other stuff how can i get these to the new computer. I will install a fresh copy of Windows on the new computer witch will have a nice Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Processor.

Would a Windows Easy transfer work for me ?????.

He has a program called Password Keeper and this one i do not know how to transfer this one.

Thanks all


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July 29, 2013 at 09:36:48
When I had to do a similar excercise recently I just cloned the C drive to the SSD, installed the new drivers, and made the appropriate changes for efficient use of an SSD. So much easier, if your installation is at all complicated, than starting from scratch.

This sort of thing used to be a nightmare with earlier versions of Windows, but it is easy nowadays. Hopefully the current installation is not an OEM one; if so you might have difficulties with reactivation.



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July 29, 2013 at 08:35:08
What "old stuff" are you referring too? If they are simply files/folders, why not just copy them from the C-drive to the other HDD before transferring the drives to the new system? If they're installed programs, you can't transfer them to a fresh install of Windows, they will have to be reinstalled from scratch. However, you don't necessarily have to reinstall Windows from scratch. Just transfer the C-drive for the old system to the new & do a repair.

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July 29, 2013 at 08:39:38
Can't because the old system is on a old sata drive and the new system is going on a SSD drive

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#3
July 29, 2013 at 09:12:08
You can copy the files to CDR/DVDR, flash drive, external hard drive, network both computers, or use a network crossover cable. There are a few other methods, but you get the idea.

Your friend should be maintaining backups of personal files anyway.

Print out the passwords.

See the link below for Windows Easy Transfer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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July 29, 2013 at 09:36:48
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When I had to do a similar excercise recently I just cloned the C drive to the SSD, installed the new drivers, and made the appropriate changes for efficient use of an SSD. So much easier, if your installation is at all complicated, than starting from scratch.

This sort of thing used to be a nightmare with earlier versions of Windows, but it is easy nowadays. Hopefully the current installation is not an OEM one; if so you might have difficulties with reactivation.


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July 29, 2013 at 09:50:54
Thanks all should be OK with all of this. I do have an external 2 TB hard drive witch i can put everything on it so i will be ok.

Thank you


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