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Transfer Vista Programs And Files To Win 7 After Upgrade


I couldn't upgrade from vista home to windows 7 premium. But i successfully installed windows 7 anyway. So how do i transfer all my old vista programs and files from a external hard drive to window 7. I tried using the easy transfer unsuccessfully.

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Transfer Programs From Vista To Win7

I have a laptop running vista that has microsoft office installed on it. Its a legal copy of which i have the product key. What i don't have is the actual microsoft office cd. Is there a way to get the whole program from my vista laptop to my new laptop which runs windows 7? Also, along the same lines. I have a game downloaded on the old laptop that i would like to move to the new laptop. I've been playing it for a while and don't want to have to start from the beginning again. Is it possible?

Posted On: 2009-12-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

None Of My Programmes Or Data Files Appear To Exist After Upgrade From Vista

I have just installed windows 7 ultimate upgrade. My file structure remains from vista, but none of my programmes or data files appear to exist. Having upgraded, i can't find any of my programs or data files. I have upgraded from vista 32bit sp1. How do i get them back?

Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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How do i transfer info from a laptop (vista) to a new laptop (windows 7). I transferred data to a "stick" but cannot figure out how to download it into my new laptop. How do i download info from a laptop running vista to a new laptop running windows 7? I purchased a cable kit from best buy but found that it was not for a vista transfer. I moved the info to a stick but cannot figure out how to move it into my windows environment.

Posted On: 2009-11-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Using Backup To Transfer Files

I have been using xp's backup/restore to keep two computers in different locations in synch. I backup all my data on computer 1 and restore it to computer 2, choosing to restore only if the files on computer 2 are older.

I'm about to buy windows 7. I understand that its backup does incremental backups, not full ones. This won't work for me, because i may have changed a file on computer 1 several days ago and done backups since then, so, as i understand it, the file won't be backed up if i haven't changed it since.

Is there a way to do full rather then incremental backups? If not, i'd welcome suggestions for ways to keep the two computers in synch.copying all the files on computer 1 and then copying them to computer 2 seems inelegant to say the least.


Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Using Easy File Transfer To Install Programs And Settings

I just did a clean install of windows 7 professional. Prior to that i was running windows 7 rc. Before the installation, i cloned my c drive to an external usb drive. Can i use easy file transfer to install all my programs and settings? If so, what's the easiest way to do it?

Posted On: 2009-11-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Install Programs Transferred From Windows Easy Transfer ?

I've used windows easy transfer but i can't find out how to install the programs i've transferred from windows easy transfer report on to my new computer. I can see all the files and programs i want on the windows easy transfer report but can't find out how to install them so i can use them.

Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Transfer Xp Files Over Other Drive With Win7

Can i have a drive with windows 7 on it and another with windows xp and then transfer xp files over? I tried to upgrade to windows xp sp3 and it messed my system up really bad. Can't get out of safe mode. After several days of trying i finally decided to just go buy windows 7 and a tb+ hard drive.
I currently have two drives. I plan to remove one, stick in the terabyte sized drive, format it and put windows 7 on it.

My questions are: 1. Will i then be able to transfer files from my previous primary drive to this new one running windows 7 if the old primary drive has windows xp on it? Question 2? Will the old primary drive automatically become windows 7 thereby messing up all its files?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Transfer Files From External Hard Drive

I am trying to transfer files from an external hard drive to my new windows 7. All is well until i get a drive k screen listing all the files on the external hard drive. How do i copy files from one to the other from this screen? Transfer of files from an external hard drive to windows 7. Every thing's hooked up; a screen shows for drive k, listing the files. How do i now copy them? There seems to be no indication.

Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Copied Files To Another Location Using Easy Transfer

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Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Transfer Files, Outlook Express From Xp Computer

I purchased a new computer with windows 7. How do i transfer files, outlook express from xp computer with easy transfer cable and only one monitor? I have only one monitor and i'm trying to transfer files, outlook express addresses and pics from the old xp computer to the new windows 7 computer. I have the easy transfer cable but only one monitor.

Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

External Hard Drive Files Transfer Problem

I just got a new pc with windows 7. Our old pc had windows xp. I have a 20gb external hard drive on which i keep all of our music and photos. Never had a problem with it on old pc. I have the bible, new testament on cd. I ripped using windows media player so i could transfer to my music player but all of it will not fit on my player at one time. I planned to transfer it all to my external drive so i would not have to rip cds each time i wanted to change out what i was listening to on my player.

When i hook up the external drive directly to a usb port on the pc, i get the message that installation of driver has failed and the device cannot be read. (Weird!) However, when i hook up the external drive through the usb hub, i can view everything within the external drive no problem whatsoever. I can even view all of my photos. From there, i open up the music file from the start menu and drag one of the bible files over to a new folder within the external drive.

After a minuet or so, the light on my external drive will turn from green to red and i get the message: this is no longer located in j:new christian version (this is the new folder within the external drive that i am attempting to transfer to) verify the item's location and try again

Of course the item is not located in j drive. I am trying to send that item there to begin with! I have tried this many, many times and was successful with only one bible file, picked at random. Why it was accepted, and copied successfully, i do not know. I'd be grateful for any help with this or suggestions. I was wondering if i downloaded windows media player 11 (which i think is what i had on old pc) & ripped the cds that way, if that might work. Or would it even be worth the hassle?


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I am experiencing a ton of problems with usb data transfer. I'm unable to transfer any large files or multiple files at once. The flash drive or external hard drive will time out and eventually the pc will "lose" it and won't be able to locate the files i was trying to transfer. In addition, i'm not able to sync up my new ipad and i'm assuming it's caused by the same issue. The odd thing is, i'm able to use my printer via usb without any problems.

I found some info on this problem (at least i'm assuming this is the same thing)

Here: http://social. Technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7itprohardware/thread/3aae3b66-6a1a-47e8-ad1b-b20b68eaecf8#79ea3219-d76e-40bc-b910-c7d347002e66

And here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976972. When i first found out about the windows hot fix, i downloaded it and tried to install, but it said i've already installed it. Clearly it didn't work for me because i'm still having this problem. I actually started experiencing this problem with windows vista x64 and have since upgraded to windows 7.

Os name microsoft windows 7 home premium
Version 6. 1. 7600 build 7600
Other os description not available
Os manufacturer microsoft corporation
System name xxxxxx
System manufacturer system manufacturer
System model system product name
System type x64-based pc

Processor intel(r) core(tm)2 duo cpu e8400 @ 3. 00ghz, 3000 mhz, 2 core(s), 2 logical processor(s)

Bios version/date phoenix technologies, ltd asus p5n-d acpi bios revision 1101, 5/18/2009

Smbios version 2. 4
Windows directory c:windows
System directory c:windowssystem32
Boot device deviceharddiskvolume1
Locale united states
Hardware abstraction layer version = "6. 1. 7600. 16385"

User name xxxxxx
Time zone pacific daylight time
Installed physical memory (ram) 4. 00 gb
Total physical memory 4. 00 gb
Available physical memory 2. 33 gb
Total virtual memory 8. 00 gb
Available virtual memory 6. 29 gb
Page file space 4. 00 gb
Page file c:pagefile.sys

Can anyone help me out here? Any ideas? I called asus and they sent me a new mobo, but i'm still having the problem.


Posted On: 2010-05-23 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Explorer Shuts Down When Transfer Files From Usb Flash Drive

When trying to transfer files from my usb flash drive to my c drive after upgrade to win 7 from xp, transfer box shows up and about half way through transfer, explorer shuts down. The flash drive is good because it works on other pc's and the drive letter shows up on computer.

Posted On: 2009-11-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Easy File Transfer Won't Open Files

I am upgrading from xp (32 bit) to win 7 home premium (64 bit). I downloaded easy file transfer for xp 32 bit and put my files on a jump drive. I installed win 7 and ran easy file transfer and tried to get the files off the jump drive and it tells me easy transfer can't open the files. Also, i have a clone of my win xp on another hd can i use win 7 easy file transfer to get the files directly off that hd? If so, how? I don't see an option for that in easy transfer.

Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Programs Files Vs Program Files (x86)

What is the difference between the "program files" folder & the "program files (x86)" folder, in c drive? Various programs seem split almost equally between the 2, after i upgraded from vista to 7, except that internet explorer is in both, meaning that when i "open with" for a text file i get ie listed twice. Can i move everything to one or other of these & delete the other one? Is one for 64-bit and one for 32-bit programs or something like that?

Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Cannot Upgrade From Vista Home As Straight Upgrade

Just obtain windows 7 professional and it states it is an upgrade for windows vista. When i start the upgrade the program states that because i have vista home i cannot do a straight upgrade. The box does not say so. Installing the windows 7 professional as an upgrade i find i cannot do it from windows vista home as a straight upgrade. It must be a full clean installation. The documentation does not say so.

Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Old Files From Vista Still In Win 7

Hello i had a windows vista home premium 64-bit computer and i decided that i should upgrade to windows 7. When i tried upgrading it, it had failed so many times. So then i did a fresh install of my computer and everything is working fine right now. But then i discovered that i had used over 100 gigabytes of my hard drive. So i started exploring my c: drive and i found out that there is a folder called windows. Old, i started to go through it and it was my program files and everything else i had on vista. My question is, can i delete this folder without anything happening to my computer.

Posted On: 2010-03-30 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Files Invisible Win 7 And Vista

All files on the external hd (a 500 gbmybook), thumb drives and even cds or dvds i put in the cd/dvd drive are invisible. I can see them on another machine running vista home premium. I can also copy files to the external hard drive and the thumb drives as well as burn files to a cd/dvd and see these files on another computer. So the files are there, i am just "blocked" from seeing them. When i click on one of these devices it says "this folder is empty".

Also when i plug in a digital camera, i have no problem seeing the photos and transferring them to my hard drive.

The computer is a 6 month old dell latitude running windows 7 64 bit. I had the same problem with vista business 64 and thought installing windows 7 would resolve it. Although it worked fine for about a month, the files on these devices went "invisible" again.

Is there some kind of windows update that causes this to happen?


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I have just moved from an xp home edition system to windows 7 home premium. In the past i was able to share files with a vista laptop simply by allowing file sharing. I now seem to be able to share only public files. I can share files on the vista by setting up a guest account and appropriate sharing settings on files/folders and can see them on the win 7 desktop however i cannot see any files held on the win 7 machine on the vista laptop. I have set up a guest account and set sharing indicators but only public files are offered for viewing.

Posted On: 2010-04-14 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-09-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .