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Transferring files from Vista to Windows 8


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#1 Izzybex

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:48 AM

Hi, 

I am wanting to transfer files from my old PC Windows Vista, to my new PC Windows 8. 

I have seen conflicting advice about Windows easy transfer, and easy transfer cables. I don't want to buy the wrong cable.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:03 PM

Is this Windows 8 or 8.1?

 

This Windows article addresses the problem of running Vista programs on Windows 8.1.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:21 PM

Hi,

It is Windows 8. It's a new laptop I have bought which has Windows 8 installed. I have not downloaded Windows 8.1. One problem at a time is enough for me.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 05:35 PM

Do you want to transfer personal files only? Pictures, documents, music, favorites, etc.

For those you could copy them to an external drive if you have one.

Then hook up the external drive to the new system and copy them to the appropriate folders.

In my opinion, this is a better solution than Windows Easy Tranfer.

You buy the cable, use it, then it sits around un-used. For me, that is a waste of money.

Even if you have to buy an external drive, you would get more use out of it since you can regularly back up your computer to the drive.

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 07:37 PM

Hi Queen-Evie,

I received a reply from you by email, and I tried replying to it but my email was rejected, so I shall reply here.

Thanks for your reply. Yes I have an external drive and I tried that.
However my new computer didn't recognise it. I was told this meant that it
perhaps was on the same drive as the as the ones already on my computer. I
don't know enough about computers to start altering the existing drives, sok you
thought easy transfer was the way to go. In the morning, I will have a read
at the link you sent me.

Thank you






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