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"Backup Status and Configuration" and "ňasy Transfer"


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#1 rbn101

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 04:35 PM

I am moving from an old Vista system to a new Windows 7.  I backed up my old computer to an external hard drive using the "backup status and configuration" option in system tools instead of using the "easy transfer" option. Can "easy transfer" still be used to continue the migration to my new computer or do I have to start over ONLY using the "easy transfer" option?
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 08:26 PM

Windows Backup and WET (windows easy transfer) are two very different methods of backing up your system.  It may be a better question to you to ask... what are you trying to back up.  If you are trying to save images / music / files.  It may be better to just copy those folders to your transfer drive. 

 

Upgrading / moving to windows 7 does not save any programs that you have installed. 

 

Windows backup will make a backup of your windows system but since the system is vista it will not reload into windows 7.  Does that make sense?

 

Hope this helps






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