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#1 jmtjet

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:23 PM

OK, got my new Dell computer with Windows 8. Now I want to transfer my data from my Windows 7 machine to my win 8 machine using an easy transfer cable. I have one question. My win 7 machine is 32 bit, my new win 8 machine is 64 bit, will that be a problem? Thanks.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

No, it should not be a problem at all.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

Thanks, that's good news. I've been searching the internet for howto's on the transfer, Came up with a lot of different opinions. Any one here done it, and how did you make out? Thanks again.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

In my experience you should never transfer existing settings. The only thing you should transfer is documents and data. Instead of transferring accounts and settings, just create the new accounts manually on the WIndows 8 machine and just use windows 8 easy transfer to transfer docs. So many things have changed from Windows 7 to Windows 8, that I just wouldn't trust settings to transfer properly.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

Good advice. I'll post back and let you know how I make out.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:52 PM

Update, I was unable to use the transfer cable, so I networked the two computers and transferred that way. I still was able to use the windows easy transfer program but, if you are going to use easy transfer be careful as to what get's selected to transfer. After the transfer I have a lot of old programs and dead short cuts that don't work. In conclusion I would have to say that if I had it to do over I would just burn the stuff I wanted to disk and move it that way.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Windows Easy Transfer is great for those who do not have the knowledge to transfer the data themselves. For those with a little more experience, backing up the individual documents to an external drive is definitely the way to go.




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