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Transfer files from Windows XP computer to Windows Vista computer

Q: Transfer files from Windows XP computer to Windows Vista computer

I am in the process of buying a new computer with Vista and my old computer is XP. I purchased a USB 2.0 Host Link Networking Bridge Cable but there are no instructions. Can you tell me what I need to know to transfer my files from one to the other? rgreg4234 (also, I have Windows XP w/service pack 3 not 1)

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Preferred Solution: Transfer files from Windows XP computer to Windows Vista computer

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I recently purchased a WD Passport external Harddrive, and have attempted to use it with transferring files from a laptop running Windows 7 32-bit to a desktop running Windows 7 64-bit. Windows Easy Transfer won't allow me to do this, giving me the error msg: "Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a 32-bit computer"

My question is...Is there any way around this OS conflict? (So that I can still use my external HD to transfer files between computers)

A:Windows Easy transfer can't transfer files from a 64-bit computer to a

If it's just document, pictures, music, etc. You could just use the drag and drop method and move them to the second computer like that.

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 

Thanks!

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A friend of my wife at work bought a new laptop. She has an old computer, I don';t know what operating system yet (haven't talked with her) She wants to copy a bunch of files and e-mails from the old computer to the new laptop. What is the easiest way to do that? I have not worked with laptop much. Lets say she has windows 98 on the old computer. What would be the easiest way to do it for her?
 

A:Old Computer windows ?? to New Laptop transfer files, can someone help?

You'd start by telling us what types of files and what email client is in use on the old and the new systems. There may be a conversion involved...
 

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I suppose this question could be posted in either this forum or Vista forum. And forgive me if this has been covered in a previous thread.

I am getting a new PC system which will be running Vista Home Premium. I'm currently running XP. Since this is the first time i am doing this, and since i am still a relative novice when it comes to computer tech knowledge, I am wary about migrating my files from the old to new machine, worried that somehow I will mess something up.

I have read about various "migration software" (such as Belkin Easy Transfer Cable or LapLink PC Mover), "Transfer Wizards", etc. I have read the pros and cons and i am more confused.

Any reccomendation as to how I could best do this migration? I previously have found this forum very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful when I had a security problem. This time I am asking for advice in advance.

Thanks
John

A:How to transfer files from old (XP) computer to new (Vista)?

http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusine..._vista_pc.mspx

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Hi,
I bought a new laptop with Windows XP in it, I wanted to transfer some files from my Desktop PC which has Vista to my laptop with XP, I bought a Belkin USB Data Transfer Cable to transfer files with help of Windows Easy Transfer but when I installed the soft provided with it, it seemed that I can only transfer files from XP to Vista, but not the opposite. Is there a solution or must I go back to my retailer? Those unfinished Microsoft's products really annoy me.
Is there a soft which can do the same without changing the cable?
Thanks.
 

A:Transfer files from Vista to XP with Windows Easy Transfer

Did you install software on both?
Generally you will need to do so.

The simple approach if you have a router is just to make sure that the network name is same on both computers, then enable file and print sharing and make sure that the LAN and file and print sharing are not blocked by the firewalls on either machine and share the drive or folders you want and then you can see them in my network places , view workgroup computers on the other computer.

You can also do this with an ethernet crossover cable ,just connecting the ethernet cards of the two (*a crossover cable has the wires at opposite ends re arranged so the in wires on one end connect to the out on the other and vice versa)
Both windows and vista have file and settings transfer wizards and networking wizards designed to make this easier; but you can just do it all manually.

With your product did it say it was vista compatible?
 

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I saved the old files on discs but need to transfer them to new computer.* There were some things on the old ones I don't want to lose such as a special message from my grandaughter.* The old computer was XP.* How do I make the transfer?
 

A:transfer outlook express files to new computer with Vista.

You can import to windows mail by selecting file>import>messages (if you are only importing the messages) and then just follow the steps in the wizard by choosing where you are importing from etc.
 

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My question is this

My girlfriend bought a new vista computer. She had a Mac. she wants me to help her get some files off the mac and onto the vista.

I have worked on windows before but never a mac. I have helped people get pics and files from a computer by burning onto a cd and then copy them to the other pc or hooking their hard drive as a slave to another computer and just copy and paste what I wanted or burned them onto a cd for them and I have a cable that I can hook an ide drive or sata drive to that hooks to the usb port and can bring a hard drive up that way and copy files. I have never been inside a Mac before. arre the hard drives the same as in a Dell or HP or what ever? can I take the hard drive out of a MAC and hook it as a slave to a windows xp and copy the files. Then burn them to a CD so then she can copy what ever she wants from the cd to her vista? That would be easiest for me is to take the MAC hard drive and hook it to my windows XP home sp2 and copy her files and burn them and then just let her take her time and copy what she wants from the cd I burn for her to her windows vista, Will that work or is a Mac completely different on the inside? Don't want to sound dumb but never been inside a Mac and really never even messed around on a Mac. Hope someone can help with this. Thanks
 

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My computer originally came with Vista. I began to have issues with navigating in "My Computer", as it would often freeze and make it nearly impossible to use at times. I received a free upgrade to Windows 7, which I had hoped would solve my issues. It did not, unfortunately. Is there any way that I could remove all the Vista files from my computer so that the problems caused by them would hopefully be resolved? Thanks.

A:How to Remove Windows Vista Files From My Computer?

Hello Matt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a clean install with the upgrade Windows 7 instead.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone, looking forward to using this site and any help I may be able to get, here is my setup:

Old laptop with all my files is running Windows Vista.

New laptop I got is running Windows 7.

Both are connected on the same wireless network (same router and modem).

I am looking for an easy way to copy and paste several folders and gigs worth of music, movies and photos to the new laptop with Windows 7.

Is there a step-by-step guide on how to get these two laptops to recognize each other, and then access the files on Vista to copy and paste into Windows 7?

I tried a bit on my own and couldn't even see the new laptop listed in Vista, so here I am asking for help!
 

A:Transfer files from Vista to Windows 7 on same network

Long story: Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition

Short description for Vista file sharing.

Go into the network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private.' In the Sharing and Discovery section you can configure File sharing, Public folder sharing (similar to Shared Documents in previous Windows), Printer sharing and Password protected sharing.

Vista requires that a user account be password protected before it will permit file sharing.

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

Short description for Windows 7 file sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Home' (or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).
 

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Having problems with the above subject.Can't seem to get decent instructions from Microsoft.
 
Any help,
Please advise.
 
BobK41

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

According to the instructions at the Microsoft Download Center you need to install Easy Transfer on the XP computer, it is already installed on Windows 7.
 
Start the Easy Transfer on the XP computer.
 
Type Easy Transfer in the Search programs and file box, right click on Easy Transfer in the pane above the search box and choose Run as administrator.
 
Once Easy transfer starts follow the instructions provided by the Wizard to select and transfer your data.
 
You can use the following to make the transfer:
 
A USB easy transfer cable.
 
A network connection.
 
Removable media, such as a flash drive or an external hdd.

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I have saved emails and also lengthy contact lists and contact groups on my old laptop, which is running Windows Mail on VISTA. I want to transfer all this information to my new laptop, which is running Windows 8. Can someone tell me how to do this? The Mail app in Windows 8 does not seem to be compatible with the old Windows mail. I have tried several ways to transfer this info but no success.

A:Transfer email and contacts files from Vista to Windows 8

Can't be done......but there is a tutorial on this site that I followed to install Windows mail from vista to windows 8. Go to the tutorial section and do a search.

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Anyone familiar with Husqvarna Viking Software aka HVS?Among other things they develop and market software designed to produce elaborate sewing programs to operate various ( and quite costly) Embroidery Sewing Machines. My wife has been hooked on this hobby for a number of years and it appears the software and hardware ( Embroidery SewingMachines) update quite frequently. She is up to Version 5, which has now exceeded my limited PC expertise to fixsoftware problems. In the past these new versions were sold with DVD's that contained all software to completely upgrade. Lately new versions are so large that only one disk is provided and it redirects the buyer to the internet to down load horrendous gigabyte files. On version 5 our ISP cut us off after 6 hours of D/L and 43% complete on just one file. We have DSL which is usually fast enough for all previous requirements. With the help of my wife's local Sewing Dealer, Viking agreed to remotely take over my wife's PC and baby sit the D/L and install it. Yes, it works, however,now the wife wants the program transferred from her HP Windows Vista, 64 bit desk top to her HP Windows 8 laptop which I believe is also 64 bit. This will enable her to take the laptop to her sewing dealer for lessons. HOW DO I DO THAT?

A:How to transfer files from Vista desktop to windows 8 lapt

How big is the file(s) ?

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I've been having trouble with a malware of some sort (infomoneyserv or something like that) for several months now. Each time I think it's gone, it just comes back again and I figure it out when I go to reopen Firefox and get the restore error message and see 5 windows (that weren't open when I closed FF, at least not visible to me) with Infomoneyserv/blank or something of the sort in the address field. When I look in the history of the FF, there are LOTS of sites I haven't opened and haven't seen open.

I was due for a computer upgrade anyway, so bought one. My problem is I'm afraid to transfer any the files I want to save from this computer to the new one because nothing seems to be able to find the malware, trojan, virus, or whatever this is. I have run several anti adware programs, had Norton and ran that, uninstalled it and installed AVG antivirus and did a full scan with nothing found. It seems SO FAR only to have affected Firefox. IE does not seem to open things in the background, but at this moment there's a process called "SYSTEM" at 102,256K running, which doesn't seem right.

A new symptom that started today is that the MS Help and Support Center window keeps opening today with the message "Cannot display the page The page you are trying to view has an incorrect address and cannot be displayed. Please try another page. " I don't think I'm doing anything to trigger it.

What can I do to be... Read more

A:Have a new computer, afraid to transfer files from infected computer.

If your computer has been infected with malware and you need to back up data to transfer to another computer, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. If you're going to use a cloud backup, use one that provides strong encryption, includes versioning and does not utilize a drive letter. If you're going to use an external hard drive, you should back up your personal files separately from programs and applications.The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), (*.pdf), dynamic link library (*.dll), .ini, .bat, .com, .cmd, .msi, .pif, or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding the file extension or by adding double file extensions and/or space(s) in the file's name to hide the real extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions.Why you should set your folder options to “show known file types”If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of ca... Read more

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Hello,

My fiance's computer has been getting worse and worse to the point that it's almost unusable. The internet connection is unstable when using wireless, and recently it started downloading files to some weird unknown invisible temp folder. We are unable to download the Panda virus scanner or any other thing that we try to download. I copied one of the error messages that come up when we try to download and open things:
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External Protocal Request

an external application must be launched to handle this file: links.

Requested link:

file:///C:/Users/circuitcity/Desktop/activescan2_en.exe

Application: file

If you were not expecting this request it may be an attempt to exploit a weakness in that other program.
cancel this request unless you are sure it is not malicious.

(Launch application) (Cancel)

_________________________

If I click "Launch application", nothing happens.

When we try to open and install files in .zip format, it says

"Cannot execute "C:\Users\CICUIT~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.022\setup.exe"
or whatever the filename for the file is.

No matter where I reset WinRar to download to (or any program to download to) it always sends it to some weird non existent or hidden folder where it won't work.

He got the computer cheaper as it was a display model from Circuit City and they didn't really take any of the Circuit City settings and stuff off.

I don't know what's m... Read more

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My old computer is running windows xp , I have purchased a new computer and bought an easy transfer cable usb port connection , I downloaded the program as specified , my new computer is a hp running windows vista the two diffent prots will see each other but when i go to transfer from my old computer to my new computer before i can select anything a window pops up saying migration fAILED when i click the ok button on that window it closes out the program.
 

A:easy transfer cable to transfer files to new computer

help
 

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My current computer runs the xp operating system and am using quickbooks 2007 on it. I now need to transfer my quickbooks data from this xp operating system to a new computer running vista with quickbooks 2007. Can this be done and if so how do I do it?

Thank you

A:How Do I transfer Quickbooks Data from xp computer to new vista computer?

Walkthrough for creating Backup for Quicken

Manually backup to external source (cd/dvd/thumbdrive, etc.), re-install Quickbooks in Vista, and then restore backup files.

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Hello internet so i have a gateway desktop running a Windows Xp service pack 3 that is still running strong and fast i did some updates to the hardware and I have a windows 7 hard drive from a laptop that broke so i want this computer to run the win7 the hard drive is compatable my Toshiba satellite running windows vista 32 bit but it wont run om my gateway note it does show the windows 7 start logo and does bot the windows 7 fix up thing that brings up command prompt system restore thank for your help I pretty sure it has to do with drivers but how do i do that

A:How do I transfer Windows 7 hard drive to a windows xp computer

My broken laptop with the windows 7 hard drive is a dell

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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511628/windows-easy-transfer-from-windows-xp-computer-to-windows-7-computer/. ~ Animal

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to Windows 7

Can you please elaborate on what sort of files you want to transfer? A cloud service such as Box or Dropbox might be a better solution.

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Hi, How would you transfer complete Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit installation from old computer with PATA HDD to New computer with SATA HDD?
Any info would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
John

A:Transfer Windows 7 to New Computer

If either has a WD or Seagate HD I'd use Acronis premium free cloning/imaging suite to clone or image it over, otherwise use Win7 built-in imaging or Macrium - Image your system

Be sure to include MBR and track 0 if asked, have Win7 installer or Repair CD standing by in case it won't start to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times after making sure Win7 or it's 100mb System REserved (preferred) is marked Active. Mark Partition Active

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My older computer is bad and quit working. Repairman says it is not worth repareing. It has windows 7 on it and I have the windows 7 disc and the coa# number off the old computer. I have a newer computer, with windows xp on it. Can I call Microsoft and give them the serial # of my old computer and have it voided and use the same coa# and install it on my newer computer.?

A:can I transfer windows 7 to another computer?

My older computer is bad and quit working. Repairman says it is not worth repareing. It has windows 7 on it and I have the windows 7 disc and the coa# number off the old computer. I have a newer computer, with windows xp on it. Can I call Microsoft and give them the serial # of my old computer and have it voided and use the same coa# and install it on my newer computer.?You can only install Windows 7 on the new PC if it's a full retail version. If the installation disc came with the old PC, then it's probably an OEM version which means it's tied to that particular machine and cannot be moved to another one.

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I have a Windows 7 computer with Lotus 8.5 on it and I need to transfer Lotus 8.5 and all it's files and emails and the encryption key to the Windows 8 computer. I do not think that Windows 8 will recognize Lotus 8.5 so I had the idea to partition the Windows 8 computer and install Windows 7 on one of the partitions thus making it a dual boot computer, then install Lotus 8.5 to the Windows 7 partition. My problem is Windows 8 is already installed on the computer and Windows website warns not to install the older operating system second.
Windows website warns, "You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them." What should I do? I have found some information on installing Windows 7 as a second operating system on a Windows 8 computer thus creating a Dual Boot computer and giving you the best of both worlds and full app compatibility as some of your Windows 7 applications may not be supported in a Windows 8 environment. Thank you.

A:How to Transfer Lotus 8.5 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Computer

IBM Supportability Q&A about Notes and Windows 8 - United States

Which exact version of Notes do you have?

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I have a Windows 7 computer with Lotus 8.5 on it and I need to transfer Lotus 8.5 and all it's files and emails and the encryption key to the Windows 8 computer. I do not think that Windows 8 will recognize Lotus 8.5 so I had the idea to partition the Windows 8 computer and install Windows 7 on one of the partitions thus making it a dual boot computer, then install Lotus 8.5 to the Windows 7 partition. My problem is Windows 8 is already installed on the computer and Windows website warns not to install the older operating system second.
Windows website warns, "You must install the older operating system first, and then install the more recent operating system. If you don't (for example, if you install Windows Vista on a computer already running Windows 7), you can render your system inoperable. This can happen because earlier versions of Windows don't recognize the startup files used in more recent versions of Windows and can overwrite them." What should I do? I have found some information on installing Windows 7 as a second operating system on a Windows 8 computer thus creating a Dual Boot computer and giving you the best of both worlds and full app compatibility as some of your Windows 7 applications may not be supported in a Windows 8 environment. Thank you.

A:How To Transfer Lotus 8.5 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Computer

If you have Windows 8 and not 8.1 people have said it is compatible. This was for version 8.5.2
 

 
You will need to reinstall the software, but this time, do it using Troubleshoot compatibility
Point to the installation files
Right click the setup file and click 'Troubleshoot compatibility'
Wait while it detects the problem.
Click the option 'Worked in a previous version of Windows'
Select Windows 7 RTM
Click Next
Click Start the program, wait while it installs
When installation is complete, click Finish and save the settings.
See if it works
 

 

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It seems that windows 10 does not support Easy Transfer.  I need help in getting the correct method to transfer files from my win 7 computer to the new win 10 computer.    Thanks in advance.

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My laptop is running Windows 7 32 bit. I just purchased a new computer and it is running Windows 7 64 bit. Can I use the Easy Transfer option to transfer apps and data from old to new?

A:Easy transfer windows 32 bit to windows 64 computer?

We see problems with WET so I would not use it. It can lose data and reimports Appdata settings which are corruption path into a new install.

Instead sort your files into User folders, then drag each to external HD or flash stick. On the new PC, open each User folder, on Organize tab Select All, drag the group to the corresponding User folder on Explorer bar. Don't release the left click hold until it confirms in hypertext where you are copying them.

To see how to back up other important items look over these steps which would also give you a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with out the crippling factory bloatware which interferes with Win7.

At the minimum afterwards I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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Hello Everyone,
So I don't even know if this is possible or how I could go about doing this. Last year I bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade disc we used to upgrade our machines from Windows 7 home Premium to 8 Pro. Is it possible for me to use that same upgrade product key for Windows 8 Pro on 8.1 so I could have a Pro version of 8.1? The computer I originally did the upgrade on I am no longer using and is there a way to deactivate the license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought? Also I just want the extra's of the Pro version so does it matter it is the license for Windows 8 even though the new computer uses 8.1? Thanks for any input.

A:Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

license on that one so it could be used on the new computer I bought?



What OS is installed to the new computer?

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I purchased a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium Edition which included both the 32 bit and 64 bit discs. I am currently using the 32 bit version on my computer. I am considering using the Update Anytime online to upgrade to Windows Pro.
In the future, if I build a new computer, can I use the 64 bit disc for install, or am I limited to the 32 bit, since I have already used it? If I can use the 64 bit version, can I still use the key provided for the upgrade to Windows Pro for my old computer?
I don't want to upgrade my old computer to Windows Pro edition if I can't transfer it to a 64 bit version I would need for a new computer. Would the correct sequence be to install the 64 bit Home Premium edition to the new computer, then use the key provided by Microsoft for the Pro version update given to me on the 32 bit update?

A:Windows 7 transfer to new computer questions

Your existing licence will activate 32 or 64 regardless so no problem there as long as its only on one machine at one time and as its retail copy could be moved to new machine, regards the upgrade I think the upgrade would technically be meant for the same machine although it may work on another I think you would prob be violating the EULA
Hopefully someone else will clarify with a bit more certainty

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I have a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed (currently running 8.1 64-bit). I also purchased Windows 8 Pro a while ago. It was installed on another laptop, but has since been removed.

I decided to upgrade my current laptop to Pro in the add features menu. It worked fine, but the license is not activated because the activation server thinks the license is still in use by the older laptop.

I tried the automated call service, however, when asked how many computers the product was installed on, I made the error of saying more than one. Since then, when I try the automated call service, my Installation ID is refused or something and I'm put on hold for ages. I can't remain on hold because it's draining my money. I lost 10? in 15 minutes of calls.

I managed to chat with the Windows Answer Desk and all the woman kept pointing me to was to reinstall windows. I really don't want to do that.

Is there a way to transfer the license, or at least go back to Windows 8.1 (the OEM version) without having to refresh?

Thanks

A:Cannot transfer Windows 8 Pro license to new computer

Unfortunately no easy solution...

The UK number is toll-free via Skype.

Windows 8 Pro license transfer a new Windows 8.1 computer?

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Can I transfer my retail version of Windows XP home edition from a desktop to a laptop? It is the full version, not the upgrade version and it is registered in my name with Microsoft.
 

A:Solved: Transfer Windows XP OS to another computer.

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I have two desktops, both running WinXP pro and one of which I have just reformatted.
I only have dial up, which makes for a time consuming Update process on the reformatted one,particularly from scratch, is it possible to move the Updates from my other computer?
 

A:Transfer Windows Updates to Another computer?

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I have a large number of "Favorites" created on my desktop which is running Windows 10 and Edge as the browser. I would like to have all of those same "Favorites" on my laptop that is also running windows 10 and Edge. How
can I copy the "Favorites" file from my desktop to my laptop so that I don't have to enter one-by-one each site and mark it as a favorite on the laptop? 

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I got a new laptop with Windows 7 and was transferring the files from my desktop computer over to it using Windows Easy Transfer over the wireless network. The transfer of the files was done, but it still had the shared files to get through, which according to the estimated time was going to take another 10 or so hours (200 + gb of files). I let it do that while I slept.

When I got up the next day, I saw the laptop was at the log on screen. Turned out it had automatically updated itself during the early morning. The old desktop computer's WET window said "attempting to re-connect" or something.

Anyway, it seems like most if not all of the files I wanted have been transferred over anyway, but I'm afraid that the broken transfer may have screwed up my originally brand new and pristine Windows 7 and laptop. Windows Live Messenger seems to keep getting an error now when Windows boots up. And there's a few folders that I can't access (they have a lock symbol next to them)

Please help! Thanks in advance!

A:Computer restarted during Windows Easy Transfer HELP!

most likely you will have to take ownership of some files you cannot access at this time. see the following

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

if you had xp on the old computer (going by your profile) then some settings just may not work in win7 so you may need to manually do some adjusting.

as far as the error, we will need the exact error message.

You can always do a system restore point to a previously save restore point and try again.

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I bought a new Windows 7 desktop. (ZT 7618)

I have a 3TB external hard drive. (Western Digital My Book Essential)

I loaded windows easy transfer to the old XP computer (HP m7250n Windows Media Center 2005)

When I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, the Xp computer gets as far as starting to transfer the files to the external HDD, but then locks up.

How do I get the files onto the external HDD so I can transfer them to the new computer?

Thanks for any help,

Bob

A:XP computer locks up, windows easy transfer to ext HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Gyrobob


I bought a new Windows 7 desktop. (ZT 7618)

I have a 3TB external hard drive. (Western Digital My Book Essential)

I loaded windows easy transfer to the old XP computer (HP m7250n Windows Media Center 2005)

When I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, the Xp computer gets as far as starting to transfer the files to the external HDD, but then locks up.

How do I get the files onto the external HDD so I can transfer them to the new computer?

Thanks for any help,

Bob


Is the three TB drive one partition? XP cant handle a drive of that size. You might want to create a smaller partition and test.

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Hi,

I'm trying to use Easy Transfer to transfer the files & settings from my old Vista 32 bit laptop to a new Windows 7 64 bit laptop via a network.

I've loaded WET onto my old machine and followed the instructions but when I enter the transfer key I get the message: WET can't connect to your other computer - to complete the connection , you might need to install the latest version of WET.....

My McAfee network map on my new laptop shows my old PC as being connected and online.

Any suggestions? Or should I should just try using an external hard drive?

Regards

Mike

A:Windows Easy Transfer can't connect to your other computer

I would not use either WET or MucAfee which is an atrocious AV that causes many problems. Replace it now with Microsoft Security Essentials.

As to WET it is easier and safer to sort your files into the User folders, then drag each to your backup device. The problem with WET is that it can fail and lose access to your files, and it also transfers AppData settings which are a corruption path into a new Install.

After copying to external, move it to target PC, in each of the User folders you saved click on Organize>Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder on Explorer bar at left margin. Don't release them until it stops unfolding and the hypertext confirms the correct destination.

You can also follow these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware which throttles Win7 performance.

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The reason is because I have a computer with all its updates and I need to put them in a usb stick and put them into my laptop with newly installed Windows of the same version. Is there a utility or tutorial that I can use to make this possible? Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] How can I transfer my Windows 7 updates from one computer to another?

Why don't you just run Check for updates in Windows Updates in the new install and then they will downloaded directly onto the laptop ?

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First I can do simple tasks, but that is it.


I bought a new computer for the farm, Lenovo 62bit Windows 7, etc.

Had downloaded old machine XP to Carbonite, then reloaded new one.


EVERY picture requires me to take ownership

Cannot open any documents, even if I take ownership

My favorites on IE that transfered do not work and if I save a new favorite, I cannot find it.


This sucks.

Help me please.

A:New computer: Issues Windows 7 from XP carbonite transfer

You downloaded the XP data saved with Carbonite to your new Windows 7 computer, right? Did you download it to a folder somewhere? If so, take ownership of the entire folder rather than file by file.

If not, exactly what did you do?

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Hope you guys can help, Have upgraded to win 7 home from vista on a laptop. I copied the old vista installation to an external hard drive, with a linux pen drive so was wonder if there was a way to do a transfer from the external hard drive to the new windows install.

Thanks

A:Using windows east transfer from a seperate drive not computer

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

than copy & paste your data to new HD.

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Had to reload my computer, restored all my Music to the same spots it was before. Copied over the .wpl files from my backup to the same spot on my reloaded computer, but the playlists do not show up in the list of playlists inside WMP. Is there some other
way to restore them?

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I got a new computer with Windows XP Pro to replace my old Win98SE one. I want to transfer many, but not all, files and folders from old to new.

The new comp has 2 HDDs: one is primary and has everything on it; the other is there, is recognized, but has nothing on it.

I connected hdd2 to the old comp as a second (slave) drive, thinking I would copy the files to this hdd and then put this drive back in the new comp and transfer from it to the main drive. It's recognized by the old comp on bootup and in Device Manager, but not by Windows Explorer.

My guess is that the drive is formatted for XP and isn't compatible with 98. Is this correct? Any suggestions?

As Plan B, I copied the files to my Buslink L30 external hdd, and then went to transfer to the XP comp, but it doesn't have the drivers for the Buslink, and couldn't get them online, so it doesn't work. The CD that came with the Buslink only has 98 and 2000 drivers, and the XP comp doesn't consider them usable. Any suggestions?

I've heard of Laplink, but my understanding is that it moves everything, including the OS, which I certainly don't want to do. Is this correct? Or is Laplink the way to go? If it is, is there a freeware or shareware equivalent that will let me select which files to move?

If I have to move these files by CD I'm gonna need another room, as well as a lot of time and money.

All help will be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:How can I TRANSFER files from an old computer to a new one?

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I purchased a new HP computer and want to transfer files, programs, photos, emails, etc. from my old computer.  How do I do it?  I am not a computer expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I know it can be done rather easily.

A:Transfer Files from old computer

Les, welcome to the forum. You are correct it is easy to do.  However, only files and personal data can be transferred; not programs. You can use Windows Easy Transfer.  Here is a guide to finding an Easy Transfer Cable.  I could give you better instructions if I knew which OS'es are involved, old computer to new computer.

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i just bought an updated computer for myself. an hp pavilion x360 convertible 13-s122ds  6th gen  and id like to get my files off my old computer which is the hp 360 convetible  stream 360 windows 8.1 white ? can anyone help me?

A:how do transfer files from old hp to new hp computer

Hi, Please try PCmover Express:      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/windows-easy-transfer-is-not-available-in-windows-10 or      http://www.sysprobs.com/how-to-transfer-files-from-windows-8-1-7-to-windows-10 Regards.

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I have a dell laptop with win2k pro installed. What i like to do is clone this to an desktop PC. Whether it be using ghost, drive-image or other suggested software, i just need pointed in the right direction. I figure i will have driver issues, which wont be a problem as long as the desktop boots. I would like to be able to work on desktop when home, then just send data i need to laptop as needed. Is this possible? thanks
 

A:Transfer Files\OS from one computer to another

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Is there an easy way to transfer files from old computer to new computer?????

appreciate the help
 

A:transfer files from old to new computer

Mctonto
The speedest way to accomplish data transfer is by removing the hard drive from the old unit and hooking it as a secondary on your new one. That allows you to access and transfer all the required data to new drive at very good speeds. If you are leary about tampering with the new unit then the other way would be direct cable connect but requires extra cabling in networking the two together.
http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dcclptcb.htm

Dave
 

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I got a new computer with Windows XP Pro to replace my old Win98SE one. I want to transfer many, but not all, files and folders from old to new.

The new comp has 2 HDDs: one is primary and has everything on it; the other is there, is recognized, but has nothing on it.

I connected hdd2 to the old comp as a second (slave) drive, thinking I would copy the files to this hdd and then put this drive back in the new comp and transfer from it to the main drive. It's recognized by the old comp on bootup and in Device Manager, but not by Windows Explorer.

My guess is that the drive is formatted for XP and isn't compatible with 98. Is this correct? Any suggestions?

As Plan B, I copied the files to my Buslink L30 external hdd, and then went to transfer to the XP comp, but it doesn't have the drivers for the Buslink, and couldn't get them online, so it doesn't work. The CD that came with the Buslink only has 98 and 2000 drivers, and the XP comp doesn't consider them usable. Any suggestions?

I've heard of Laplink, but my understanding is that it moves everything, including the OS, which I certainly don't want to do. Is this correct? Or is Laplink the way to go? If it is, is there a freeware or shareware equivalent that will let me select which files to move?

If I have to move these files by CD I'm gonna need another room, as well as a lot of time and money.

All help will be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:How can I TRANSFER files from an old computer to a new one?

I find it odd that the external drive does not work as the drivers are generic to XP.
Try rebooting with the drive connected and see if it is recognised.
Another way is to network the two machines using a crossover cables, proving the old machine has a LAN card.
 

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I worked on this project on my labtop but the render time takes to long. So now I want to transfer it to my other PC. I put the .VEG file in my hard drive and put it on the other computer but when I try to open it up on sony vegas 13 it says it cannot find the file specified.
(EDIT) Wrong title I suppose but whatever...
 

A:How do I transfer .VEG files to another computer?

Hi Leadwipe, and welcome to TSG.

From the description of a VEG file I found here:
http://www.openthefile.net/extension/veg

It sounds like you need to also copy over all of the media (photo, video, and audio) files linked in the VEG file from the original computer (what is a labtop?) to the new computer, probably needing to keep the same relative file directory structure.
 

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I want to transfer my files from my Windows 98SE to Windows XP I recently purchased. I went into the Transfer information and it states to use a serial cable. I don't know what a serial port is so I don't know if both computers have them and if they do then I would need to purchase a cable. Are the cables expensive? Would I be better off just copying to cd? I don't want to have to start from the beginning with Outlook set-up and all the programs I have now. Thanks... Liz
 

A:Transfer Files to New Computer

If it were me, I'd burn my stuff to a CD-R and transfer that way...
 

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