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Migrating backup to new computer


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#1 ScottoD

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:57 PM

I had a Dell Inspiron 7000 series from 2015 running W10 Edu.  The laptop sadly was stolen.  Despite its age it held up great and was decently spec'd

 

I am planning on buying a 2018 model 7000 series.   Is it safe to restore the backup or is it better to just mount the old system and copy files as needed ?  Or copy the user folder?



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#2 mightywiz

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

depends?  is it a full backup w/operating system?  then no, the operating system will be different because of the motherboard hardware differences and probably won't boot after a full restore.

 

now if it's just data files & folders then yes. install your program associated with your backup files and then restore them to the appropriate places and you should be able to access your data.



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 01:26 AM

Hi,

If you are planning to migrate data and settings without the OS, you can use Windows Easy Transfer. (Supports Win XP to Win 8.1)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/928634/how-to-use-windows-easy-transfer-to-migrate-files-and-settings-from-on



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 11:08 PM

depends?  is it a full backup w/operating system?  then no, the operating system will be different because of the motherboard hardware differences and probably won't boot after a full restore.

 

now if it's just data files & folders then yes. install your program associated with your backup files and then restore them to the appropriate places and you should be able to access your data.

 

 

Hi,

If you are planning to migrate data and settings without the OS, you can use Windows Easy Transfer. (Supports Win XP to Win 8.1)

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/928634/how-to-use-windows-easy-transfer-to-migrate-files-and-settings-from-on

 

 

Thanks for responses






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