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#1 Geoffc

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

In process of system recovery, I hoped to use Microsoft Files & Settings Transfer Wizard. Before my system reformat, it compiled a file of settings only, 377MB, which it named USMT2IMG.DAT, on a 4GB memory stick.

After reformat, with about 20 of the original programs installed (MS Office 2007, Mozilla, printer, Norton, etc.) I cannot run the transfer correctly. The program seems to be led to the memory stick OK, but then demands I insert Disk 1. It refuses a blank CD (..disk you inserted is not correct. Please insert Disk 1.) Options are then Retry or Cancel. Refuses an empty drive, same message. Cancel causes shutdown of the Wizard.

An "expert" tells me that this program only ever works with files, not settings. Looks like the damage is done now, but I wonder now whether to pay the expert. Can this be true?

Edited by Geoffc, 08 June 2011 - 12:36 AM.


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:33 PM

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:31 PM

Many thanks for reference, Hamluis. I see one can reasonably believe whatever one likes on the issue. However, for intermediate users like me, people who see computers as a means rather than an end, my expert was right: you can't trust F.A.S.T. The Microsoft documentation is simplistic - it looks like intuitive software, and it isn't.




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