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Easy Transfer VS Backup ?

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#1 mikey11


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Posted 02 November 2015 - 09:52 AM

what is the difference between windows easy transfer, as opposed to a backup and restore?


will it accomplish the same thing?


like say i bought a new computer and want to transfer everything for my old computer to the new computer?


is it better to use the easy transfer, or do a backup?

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#2 sparklestar


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 12:53 AM

I don't know but personally I think it's even better to not do either of those things; to start fresh and manually set things up and copy files you want etc.

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 01:28 AM

Easy transfer collects program user interface configuration settings data that typical backup does not. Using easy transfer will transfer your desktop background coler, the way some of your installed programs are configured, explorer settings such as animation characteristics  for example  the behavior of windows minimizing  and maximizing. Typical backup will not restore these attributes.

But I would recommend to just copy and paste the folders that the files, it will be a lot more reliable, unfortunately, programs and drivers will need to be reinstalled on the new installation.

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