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User Accounts Easy Transfer


I will be using easy transfer to migrate all the possible files from our xp machine to a new windows 7 machine. I have been using the w7 computer offline for a course i am taking and set it up with the same 4 user accounts we have on our xp machine with the same names. If i choose to transfer "everything" including user accounts will the prior existence of those accounts cause problems with easy transfer? Will it try to create alternate user accounts?

I have a few empty test folders under three of the accounts since i had some problems setting up the accounts initially. My account contains a folder with a number of files for my course but i plan on copying them to a flash drive "just in case" they get clobbered by the easy transfer process. While i'm at it, should i install my program files after the transfer or before or doesn't it matter?


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Easy Transfer User Account

I've ask this elsewhere but it is getting pushed back without a reply. I have easy transfer with a cable to transfer files & setting from our xp machine. I've been using the w7 pc off-line for a course. I set up 4 account like we have on the xp machine. Will the easy transfer screw up with accounts with the same names already in place? I set them up because i was having trouble with a "demo" account the store set up but didn't completely remove (which i've done).

Should i remove the 4 accounts completely? What should i keep so i can log on afterwards. I have some excel files on the new w& pc that i can park elsewhere while i'm doing the easy transfer.


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Source:        ntservicepack
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User:          n/a
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