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Windows Easy Transfer problem

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#1 webhound


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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:17 PM

I am trying to migrate from an older PC to a newer one.
OLD: Win 7 Ult 32 bit
NEW: Win 7 Ult 64 bit
Using Windows Easy Transfer (WET) on both machines.
Using Belkin WET cable, which IS USB 2.0.
Both machines are current with Win updates.

I get WET started on both machines, properly identifying
each as appropriate (old/new).

I see the LED's on the Belkin cable lighted at both ends.

WET goes through and identifies what files can be transfered from the old to the new.

WET starts, and the progress bar gets about 10% of the way across, and then the old machine
says WET stopped, and needs to reconnect. The new machine still shows connection.
The screen on the old box says attempting to reconnect, but never does.
I have tried different USB 2.0 ports on both machines.

My configuration is the same as is shown about 1/2 way through the Windows Easy Transfer video when he shows the cable:

MS Win Easy Transfer Video
Any suggetions? or just plan on using a USB drive?

Edited by webhound, 25 February 2011 - 01:57 PM.

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#2 Zuhl3156


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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:26 PM

Here is the "official" Microsoft tutorial and they seem to prefer USB ports.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:38 PM

I have updated the original post with additional information.
The Belkin cable is USB 2.0 and I am using the 2.0 ports.
What I don't understand is why it starts the process, determining
what files can be transferred, then stops at the same point every
time with the same error message.

Edited by webhound, 25 February 2011 - 04:19 PM.

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