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#1 dixon02

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:51 PM

Hi:

I upgraded from Windows XP (the greates Microsoft OS system ever) to Vista (not sure if it was wise) recently. The process created a file named Windows.old. I undestand thats where all the previuos Windows XP files, documents and settings are. I can not figure out how to transfer these to Vista. I thought it was copy and paste to the same sections in the new OS system but it did not do the trick. Now what?

I need help or maybe a step by step explanation to it.


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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:57 PM

Hi dixon02, Welcome to Bleeping Computer,

Please follow the instructions found in the Tutorial Using Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your data to a new computer.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 02:26 PM

That is all good. But what if you upgraded already and you only have the windows.old file. Is there an easy way of bringing all that back to life within the SAME computer.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:19 PM

In general the Windows.old folder is a backup of your old Windows installation - I don't know what the contents are, but it's there to facilitate the return to the old version if the new version doesn't work out for you. I don't think that it contains your documents and settings folder (with an upgrade this should have been preserved in the Users folder of Vista (moving "My Documents" to "Documents", etc)
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