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Incorrect Password, on restart after using Windows Easy Transfer

Q: Incorrect Password, on restart after using Windows Easy Transfer

after transferring files from Samsung R530, 32-bit machine to HP Pavilion dv7, i5, 64-bit, using Windows Easy Transfer (both machines running Windows 7) via Belkin F5U279ea cable, all seemed normal

on restart, entered password recently created and used successfully, whereupon received 'incorrect password' message and am now locked out
what can I do?

since it is new there are no data to be preserved, so happy to go back to how it was before I made the transfer, but would need to know to do this

would also like to know what might have happened in the transfer process to nullify my password

any help gratefully accepted

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A: Incorrect Password, on restart after using Windows Easy Transfer

I have always understood the Easy Transfer was meant to transfer your personal files and settings to a new computer. I don't think it would change your password, but I have never actually tried it.

Are you using the same user name and the same password as the original?

Why does your title say you are getting a Blue Screen? Did the Windows 7 install go OK, or did the system come with Windows 7 installed?

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Dear Techguys,

I am going mad with frustration today.....

I have just upgraded from XP to windows 7 - transferring my data from my old XP laptop to my newer one that is running windows 7 - by using the "windows easy transfer" facility.

Agreed, transferring is easy aqnd all my data is there it seems. Phew!

However, one of my accounts on the old laptop (call it oldaccount for the purpose here) had a password on it (say 1234) but when I try to logto it on the new laptop for that same account it says "user name or password is incorrect"!

I thought I could get round this problem by going to administrator user and deleting the password for account "oldaccount"- yes, that does get round the prooblem and I can log in to the oldaccount - but of course I no longer have any password securtity on it!

I "thought" "oh, all I need do is now go back into the administrator account and create a password in the new laptop for that "oldaccount" - but when I then try to log into it I get the same error; "the username or password is incorrect".

Can anyone please help me to set up a password for this old user account on my new laptop?

I know from searching the web this is a problem others have encountered but sadly I haven't found anyone who has managed to crack this seemingly simple problem.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

Cheers!

mike9inch
 

A:"the username or password is incorrect" - Windows Easy Transfer

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I have recently found a Windows Easy Transfer file on a USB Stick. It was created by Christmas time, it is before the computer (Hard Drive) broke. So, I luckily found this on USB Stick in one of my drawers from last Christmas.

Now I am currently have a new tower PC which it has Windows 8.1 in it and it works fine. Just that my old tower has been upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (trial) for a while from October 2013.

But, I can't remember what the password was - so I am struggling to know what the password was. I am just worried that I cannot reset the password on the Windows Easy Transfer, it has all of my lovely photos and videos and also my work documents. The thing is that I cannot get access to the old PC, because it is gone. But, I have got my stuff in my Windows Easy Transfer file - just that I can't remember the password.

Is there a way to get to my password out by doing something?

Thank you for reading!
Regards,
Benjamin123

"If you want to see my System Specs (this PC), you click it below on the left"

A:Forgotten Password on the Windows Easy Transfer

Not as far as I know.

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Issue:

Used Windows Easy Transfer in Windows XP 2 months ago, unfortunately, I forgot the password. Currently, attempting to migrate the said files on Windows 7.

Is there a way to recover my files saved on the .MIG file from Windows Easy Transfer?

Is there a way to bypass the password?

Tried MigRecover, but does not work...

Help anyone...

A:Forgot Password on Windows Easy Transfer

If you did not do a clean install (format) all the files are in a file called windows.old.
It will be a pain to cut and paste and or drag. But everything will be there.

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I'm trying to copy across files and settings from my old pc (XP Professional Edition) to my new Windows 7 PC, using Easy Transfer. I have tried twice so far, and each time, when I reach the end of the process, I get a message that says ?Type the password for your old computer?, and ?Protected content was recently transferred to this computer. Type the password for your user account on the old computer listed below to update the content protection on your new account.?

When I input my password from my user account on the old machine, I get a message ?The password is incorrect.? However, I am certain that the password is correct.

The only option I have to continue is to press cancel. When I do that, I have no access to any folders or files in My Documents.

I also the program settings have not been transferred (Or at least do not seem to be acknowledged by the various programs).

Thanks for helping

A:Windows Easy Transfer; XP to Windows 7; Password Problem

You should use a USB disk to transfer file and do not use any passwords in the process.If you are transferring over a network cable, make sure you are logged on in both computers.Have a look : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3179/migrat...nd-a-usb-drive/

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I tried trasnferring "everything" from my old XP PC to my new Vista PC using the etherenet connection. I was transferring about 70GB, so it took quite a bit of time. I let it run overnight, but it didn't finish. I suspect that the old PC went into its power down idle bit. I decided that I would just do it again. This time when I start Easy Transfer on the old PC, it thinks its the sending PC not the receiving PC. Also, I haven't yet fould the stuf that got sent over on the first crack. There is probably 50 or 60 GB worth of stuff hidden somewhere. Any ideas on how to restart?
 

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I bought a Win 7 and tried to transfer my XP to it. W 7 asks for my password from xp to complete the transfer.. I go to file setting and transfer wizard on XP but can not find a password. Appreciate any help or advice. Thanks.
PS my browser has about 20 shortcuts the it loaded itself on the right. Any idea how to delete them. Thanks again.
 

A:easy transfer password

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how can i remove the password in the easy transfer file "IMG00001"?
Thank you in advance for any help

A:easy transfer password

can you describe your problem more clearly?

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I'm trying to transfer from my old Vista machine to my new Windows 8 one.

Everything stalled, most of the way through, with the following window:

Protected Content Migration

type the password for your old computer

The password that I use on the old computer when powering up or returning from screen saver does not work, nor do the two or three variations of my standard low-security password, nor do the obvious Password or hitting enter on a blank pw line.

Searching this forum, I found a post with an identical problem, back in 2008 when transferring TO Vista... but they did not get any answers.

A:Password for Easy Transfer

When does the problem occur?
When you trasfer from the old or transfe to the new?

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I'm trying to transfer from my old Vista machine to my new Windows 8 one.

Everything stalled, most of the way through, with the following window:

Protected Content Migration

type the password for your old computer

The password that I use on the old computer when powering up or returning from screen saver does not work, nor do the two or three variations of my standard low-security password, nor do the obvious Password or hitting enter on a blank pw line.

Searching this forum, I found a post with an identical problem, back in 2008 when transferring TO Vista... but they did not get any answers.

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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 saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that... Read more

A:"Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

I notice that you have been looking for this for a while now -Not sure if this will help, but Here is what seems to be a simple / good tutorial for W.E.T. by the Elder GeekThe Windows7 version is lower down the page a bit -Good Luck -

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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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This sounds like a dumb question, but here's the background.

My daughter's XP laptop crashed (trashed hard disk that I doubt we can rescue much data from) and so we got her a Windows 7 computer. Unless we can rescue much of the old data from crashed XP, she's pretty much starting off empty.

Except that today I discovered on an external hard drive the "Easy Transfer" of her account from 15 months ago, from a computer she shared at that time, that was used to "port her up" on the XP laptop. So in theory, this "Easy Transfer" archive should have all of her data and files from 15 months ago.

But although the archive LOOKS like regular Windows folders and files, on closer examination, it's not. For example, I know there are jpg and .doc files, plenty of them, in the mix, yet all I see is lots of shortcuts to such files.

Is there a way, without running Windows Easy Transfer (I don't want to mess with her now running and configured Windows 7 laptop), to turn the Easy Transfer archive into a source from which I could copy over selected files and folders onto her new machine?

A:Can an Easy Transfer archive be used/read without using Easy Transfer?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 450125


This sounds like a dumb question, but here's the background.

My daughter's XP laptop crashed (trashed hard disk that I doubt we can rescue much data from) and so we got her a Windows 7 computer. Unless we can rescue much of the old data from crashed XP, she's pretty much starting off empty.

Except that today I discovered on an external hard drive the "Easy Transfer" of her account from 15 months ago, from a computer she shared at that time, that was used to "port her up" on the XP laptop. So in theory, this "Easy Transfer" archive should have all of her data and files from 15 months ago.

But although the archive LOOKS like regular Windows folders and files, on closer examination, it's not. For example, I know there are jpg and .doc files, plenty of them, in the mix, yet all I see is lots of shortcuts to such files.

Is there a way, without running Windows Easy Transfer (I don't want to mess with her now running and configured Windows 7 laptop), to turn the Easy Transfer archive into a source from which I could copy over selected files and folders onto her new machine?


Easy transfer sometimes is neither easy nor a true transfer. It is basically to transfer files (data) and settings (configurations). It can however leave you in an in-between state with some of each and neither of both.

It may be easier if everything works according to plan, but can be much more... Read more

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems tha... Read more

A:Solved: "Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

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Hello, so I've just found an old laptop I've had hoarded with windows 8 on it. Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account. I tried to sign in, but it says it's incorrect. I know my
password, and I've changed it over the years, but since the laptop is so old, it wants me to put in the last password I used to sign in on it. Problem is that I had so any password changed and I cannot remember what password I used. It will not let me use
my new password, because it says it's incorrect. Any way to fix this?

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I saved my files and settings from a previous installation of windows 7 to an external hard drive using windows easy transfer. Now when I try to transfer those files and setting to my new installation I get the following message:

Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings.

The message pops up only a few seconds after the transfer begins.
Why is this?! I need those files and windows has screwed me. Everything is basically the same as before I reinstalled. Same computer, same windows 7 installation just recovered to factory settings. Same system language as before. BTW I'm on a Toshiba L505 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I have tried all the usual suspects such as a clean boot and uninstalling my antivirus to rule out third party interference. I have more than enough space on both my computer and on the external hard drive. I have tried only transferring a user account a few MBs large. I have reinstalled the OS twice just in case something went wrong there. I have clicked on the .MIG file directly. All lead to the same error message.The transfer file seems to be intact and not currupt

Is there another software other than WET that can use the same transfer file that WET created to restore my files? Please help me solve this if you can or at least point me in the right direction because right now I'm clueless. I can't emphasize how important those files are to me. I've searched for solutions on several forums and it seems that this is a problem p... Read more

A:"Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer your files and settings." Why?

Well, I finally gave up. I've scoured the internet for a solution. You'll probably find duplicates of this post all over. This has been a known software problem with Windows Easy Transfer for years and Microsoft has done nothing to fix it or warn users of the risks. Shameful!
Anyway, I managed to recover my files with this life saver of a program here>
MigRecover Utility for Microsoft’s Windows Easy Transfer | Visser Labs
MigRecover Utility for Microsoft's Windows Easy Transfer.
I can't express how grateful I am to the developer and the host for the download. You guys are the most awesomest people ever. Cheers.
Here's how you modify the syntax in commmand prompt if you used a password to protect the mig file in WET>
"Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file" on second attempt to recover files/settings
Just remember to change the source drive letter in "C:\SaveData.MIG" to the actual drive it's stored on if your MIG file is on an external drive like mine was; whether it's E:, F:, G: or whatever.
Good luck to anyone with the same issue who stumbles upon this post. I hope it helps you as it did me.

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Hi all,

I've just purchased a laptop and want to transfer files from my old computer.

I have XP SP2 and have downloaded the easy transfer program...

When i start it up though, upon pressing next on the opening screen, it just crashes...any ideas?!?!?!??!

Thanks
 

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Hello, I have used the Easy Transfer to move all my stuff from my old Acer with windows 7 64 bit, Home edition, onto my new gateway laptop, using same op system. I am now having to install each program and then open the files as needed, any idea if the transfer can be done including the programs to save this last step ?
Thanks
 

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So as the title says. I upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro, I backed up most of my important stuff from my Windows 7 and used the Windows Easy Transfer. I saved it on my NAS.....Installed Windows 8.1 all well and good. I go into Windows Easy Transfer and try to bring my stuff back, however there was some stuff on my Desktop on Windows 7 and when it says it's completed the transfer however none of my stuff is moved over. Uh what am I doing wrong?

Thanks

A:Windows Easy Transfer Help

Windows Easy Transfer really doesn't transfer much, mostly settings. They used to have a supplemental app that would transfer everything else, including apps -- but they got rid of that.

The info in the link can answer some of the questions about what it moves: Question about what data "Easy Transfer" moves? - Microsoft Community

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Hi -

I just bought a new Dell PC - with Windows Vista and a Belkin Easy Transfer cable.

I cannot get the Windows Easy Transfer software to run on my 2 year old PC - which has Windows XP (up to date).

Has anyone else had trouble getting Windows Easy Tranfer to run? I've tried everything I can think of (logging in under different profiles, safe mode, etc.)

The WinXP computer is virus free, spyware free, etc. I can install the software (from the CD or a USB Memory Key, but when i run the software it just hangs up and won't keep running - I need to CTRL - ALT - DEL to get out of the program.

Any suggestions?

Tom
 

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I guess I have a basic problem understanding just what this program is for.

Found a Belkin easy transfer cable in the bargain bin and thought that would be a quicker way of transferring some very large files from my laptop to my desktop than doing it over the wireless network. It appears, though, that this hardware and software is designed specifically for transferring users and settings from an existing computer to a new one.

In the equivalent of Windows Explorer where you select what to transfer, your choices appear to be limited to only a few folders that easy File Transfer selects for you. There's a "miscellaneous folder" entry, but there's no way I can see to find out what those miscellaneous folders are.

Anybody know if it can be tweaked to transfer only a user-selected set of files or folders? Thanks.
 

A:Windows easy transfer

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Hi

Im getting a new computer in a week and I ordered Win 7 Home Ultimate which I'll be installing. My current PC has Win XP which I religiously do a full backup every 2 weeks to a external USB HHD....btw there is no partition for XP so that it would have been easy to do recovery if anything happened. I did download the correct 32 bit Windows Easy Transfer program to my current PC.

My question is after I load Win 7 on the new PC and use my last backup for Windows Easy Transfer the files and folders (and any programs which will work) will Windows Easy Transfer disregard my XP OS and only transfer the data or will I have to painstakingly pick and choose what I want (which is everything possible).

Thank you in advance.

Gil

A:Windows Easy Transfer

Whatever you do, don't trust either the XP files and settings transfer wizard or the Windows Easy Transfer alone. Backup the entire XP Documents and Settings folder or Vista / 7 Users folder too. Use the command prompt's xcopy command. Example:
xcopy "c:\Documents and Settings\*" d:\backup /cevwh /g
(this will copy everything from D & S to folder named ?backup? that you previously created)

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Hello,

I got a new dell laptop with Windows 7 (don't like newer versions )

To tranfer everything off my old gateway laptop I am using Windows Easy Transfer with am easy transfer cable.

So last night I left it running and this morning the Gateway had an error message that the transfer had failed, the new Dell has the screen saver which is on the old gateway and also a lot of icons but not everything.

I am not sure how to proceed now, had some questions that I thought you may be able to answer please :

1) If I restart the easy transfer will it duplicate those files that are already there or will that be ignored ?
2) When the easy transfer is complete will I then need to reinstall the actual programs I had on there ?
3) Should I reinstall programs on the new computer before easy transfer or after ?
4) Is there any step by step instruction available ? All I could find on the windows help pages deals with before the transfer not what to do after.

Would appreciate any help, with the "Easy " Transfer !

Thank you

Denise
 

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Hi All,
I'm new to this but have a problem. I was using Vista with Windows Live mail and when my hard drive started to get full I decided it was time to upgrade to Windows 8. I used the Windows Easy Transfer program and downloaded it onto my old PC and saved all my data to an external drive. So far so good. I then booted up my new PC and used Windows Easy Transfer to complete the operation. Everything worked fine until I looked at my email - nothing there. I have looked in the folder Users/Pete/Appdata/Local/Microsoft/Windows Mail/local folders and there are all the emails however all the names of each email are changed to 00f22E01-00001194 etc. and none will show in the inbox. I tried using EML viewer and it shows each one but it would be a nightmare having to open each one just to see which one it was. Are these all now corrupted or is there a way to recover them?

Many thanks in advance

Pete

A:Using Windows Easy Transfer

Hi Pete,

Try extracting the content of MIG-file with migrecover (if MIG was created in Vista, you need version 3). If e-mail names are fine there, see if replacing the local folder content will do the trick.

Vadim

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I've bought a new windows 10 computer and want to transfer my files and settings from my windows 7 box (both 64 bit). Win 7 has the Easy Transfer option but win 10 does not. I'm sure that I'm not the first person that has encountered this problem, but I can't seem to find a way to transfer the files and program/application settings. If I'm overlooking something or if there's a simple way to do the transfer please point me to it.
Thanks for your help.

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Hi,
I am about to use WET to transfer my files from a Vista Comp to a Win 7 Comp.
I know I cannot Transfer Programs, and what I'd like to know is must I first Install the Programs on the New Comp.

eg. I have used Office 2003 (I still have an unused copy with License Key), as the New Comp has a limited trial of Office 2010 pre-installed.

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A:Windows Easy Transfer

I did that last week (install your programs first) and all the settings transferred over nicely. I would say "yes".
 

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I've been following your site's very concise instructions on transferring data from a Vista PC to a new Win 8.1 system.  I have all the files copied onto an external disk and come to plug that into the new system, but when I tell it to transfer, I get a message that the programme can't transfer files from Vista, but no other help or advice from MS.  Can you direct me to a working solution please?
Thanks
Andy

A:Windows Easy Transfer

It might have to do with the files you selected to transfer.  Any chance you can have them both on the network at the same time and copy the files over the network?

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Upgraded from vista to windows 7 1 year ago trying to transfer from 7 to8 on new laptop but cannot find easy transfer prog. on 7 please help

A:Windows easy transfer

Open up the 'start' menu, you'll see a search bar next to the 'shut down' button, start typing 'windows easy transfer.' If you're unable to see the program from the list then select 'see more results' , click computer then in the top right, type the name of the program and hit the return key. The software is included with Windows 7.
 
If you need me to clarify any of those instructions then please let me know.
 
Thanks,
James

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Hi, Why use Easy Transfer if you can just copy the whole user profile and paste ?
Whats the difference?
Thanks

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Hello,

I used Windows Easy Transfer years ago and it worked fine. I recently acquired another comuter (both of them running Windows 7 Ultimate) and I cannot use WET. No matter what, I set it up to transfer, the files appear on the new computer, but when I click transfer I get the error message that it cannot connect to my domain, and the transfer can't be done.

So, I thought I would try the data transfer cable route, by-passing the net. Of course, I couldn't find mine, so I had to buy a new one online and wait for it to come. I then hooked up both computers to try again.WET ignores the cable and will only try thenet method. If doesn't even offer me the choice between net, data cable, or USB anymore. It just goes straight to the net, and gives me the same error message.

Now, I am not savvy to net stuff. I am online wirelessly, no problem. I have a new router ID and password from AT&T, but WET wouldn't accept that either. I don't know about domains. I did go online, and it said the domain was your internet service provider. I went to mine (AT&T) and spoke with their "TECH" who had no idea what a domain was, and told me to just type in AT&T Uverse in the domain name box. I did. Nothing. He did say they had a DNS number but it was too long to give to me.

So I am dead in the water. I have searched my computer and cannot find a domain name. I can find the section that says I can join a domain, but it needs my domain name, which I have no idea ab... Read more

A:Need help with Windows Easy Transfer

Your specs says you have Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit, but your post says 2 x Windows 7 Ultimate? That sounds more like corporate computers and more likely to belong to a domain. An account is either a local account or a domain account. A domain account basically means it's not local and that it's part of a network. Here's an example of an domain account with screenshots: What is a Domain Account? - Columbia University Medical Center Information Technology

This MS thread might help you: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itprogeneral

I also noted from the WET FAQ that you can't transfer files from a 64-bit to a 32-bit PC. Might be good to know

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i have this old computer but my user profile is under d drive. i just got this new pc install with windows 7 and i want to transfer my old pc entire d drive to my new possible. i try using windows easy transfer but it will transfer c drive and d drive to my new pc. is there anyway to automation it to auto transfer to d drive instead of me clicking the customize and tick the d drive box. any solution towards its be it anyway. as my company need this option. please advise. thanks.

A:need help with windows easy transfer.

No, none I know of. You need to do it manually.

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Hi there, hope this is in the right spot. My problem is I don't know if I can merge 2 different pc's into the new laptop using easy file transfer or will it wipe out the first transfer that I have already done? Different users on both old computers.
thanks
Dan

A:Windows Easy Transfer

Hello DDVKilroy, welcome to Seven Forums!







When someone that has experience with the issue you're asking about has the time you will be helped.

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I'm trying to transfer settings, files and bookmarks from an XP machine to a new Windows 7 machine.

I got the transfer key from the old computer and entered it into the new computer to start the transfer over the network.

The transfer started and it says it will take over a day to completer.

I was expecting somewhere along the line to be able to select which files and settings to transfer. I never saw anything like that.

1.- Can I stop the transfer and start again?

2. If yes, how do I get to where I can select what to transfer?

TIA
 

A:Windows Easy Transfer XP=>7

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I had the original download of Windows 7 since last December, I was concerned it would quit after they offered the beta version so I followed instructions and did a backup on an external USB hard drive. I used the original Gateway restore disc and restored my laptop to the factory system with windows Vista. When I try to open easy transfer on the hdd I see the files I saved but when I browse to open them in easy transfer they won't open. I'm wondering if when I get my Windows 7 disc from Egghead if I will be able to restore all of my files, like PS 3 and tons of other programs. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at [email protected]
 

A:Easy Transfer windows 7

The Easy Transfer is not designed to restore files to a previous version of Windows, its to migrated data to a Windows 7 install. If you were to get Windows 7 again then you should simply need to run the Easy Transfer program again to restore the files and settings.
 

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I'm wish to upgrade from WinXP 32 Bit to Win7 Home Edition 64 Bit. In doing so it was recommended that I do Windows Easy Transfer. I downloaded Windows Easy Transfer and followed the Microsoft instructions but got a little confused during the process. I wish to do a transfer to an external hard drive but the Microsoft instructions does not conform with the listed procedures of the Windows Easy Transfer. It kept stating a transfer from one PC to another PC while the MS instructions stated from PC to an external drive. I have an external drive connected. Am I missing anything here?
 

A:Windows Easy Transfer

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I'm getting ready to upgrade my XP Pro desktop to Windows 7 so I know I need to do a clean install. When running Windows 7 Easy Transfer on the computer I have two user accounts so when it's computing the space it comes up with:
Mike 20.4GB
Cathy 1.6GB
Shared Items 166.4GB

Currently I have 78.8GB "Used space" on my C drive so where is this 166.4GB coming from?

Does that mean allowing for the size difference between XP and Windows 7 after upgrading my C drive will now have 166.4Gb (or around that) used drive space?

A:Using Windows 7 Easy Transfer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mccoady


I'm getting ready to upgrade my XP Pro desktop to Windows 7 so I know I need to do a clean install. When running Windows 7 Easy Transfer on the computer I have two user accounts so when it's computing the space it comes up with:
Mike 20.4GB
Cathy 1.6GB
Shared Items 166.4GB

Currently I have 78.8GB "Used space" on my C drive so where is this 166.4GB coming from?

Does that mean allowing for the size difference between XP and Windows 7 after upgrading my C drive will now have 166.4Gb (or around that) used drive space?


When I used easy transfer, I had a 2 gig flash drive to transfer to. I tried to transfer everything (as you are doing) but I did not have enough free space. I went back a chose just the items that I wanted to transfer. For me, at least, shared items were not necessary. You may want to check and jsut transfer the items that you want to save space. To answer your question, yes, the amount of space that is shown, will be used on the new computer.
Go back and when you see how much is used by category and the checked boxes click on customize (or maybe advaced et al) and you will see just what is being saved and how much space

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606201/problems-with-windows-easy-transfer/ - Hamluis.
 
I am trying to do an easy transfer from a windows 7 laptop to another windows 7 laptop.
I restored the receiving laptop back to factory. The receiving laptop has a partition so I cleared that as well.
There is 600 gb of space on C:\ and 100gb on the  E:\ partition.
I am only transferring 350 gb, that I put on an external H/D, but when I hit transfer it says there isn't enough space.
Can anybody help?

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I recently did a backup of my Laptops HDD(Laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium) using "WET" and transferred all the files to my desktop which is also running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Everything worked out just fine, but I don't really know where ALL the files went from my Laptop, along with my User Profile and ETC.

I did the backup because my laptop was running like crap and needed to do a system restore back to factory settings and just start from scratch.

Now what i need to do is get all those files i transferred to my PC back to my Laptop. Anybody have a guide or advice? thanks as im new to this sorta backup procedure.

A:Windows 7 Easy Transfer

Anybody?

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hello,

I would really appreciate if any one can help me with corrupted files, I backed up my files using Windows Easy Transfer from my old laptop and I deleted all my files from that laptop to sell it. Now I cant access any of my files (.MIG01.......MIG02.....) due to my MIG02 being corrupted. I saved all these file in my hardrive and now trying to recover them in my new laptop.

Please help.

A:Windows Easy Transfer

Hi, welcome to the forums

Have you tried copying all the backup data to another location? I've read that this can be caused by a degrading HDD and sometimes moving the files (using up different physical space) can solve the issue but not in ALL cases. Worth a try


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used easytransfer when I changed OS from win XP to win 7. incredimail cant find my mail files and contact Files. can anyone help?

A:windows easy transfer

Incredimail can be a beast to deal with . . have you installed the windows 7 version?

http://www.windows7download.com/win7.../bzqcybij.html

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I got it for my XP Desktop computer, and on my Vista laptop... Ive tried to send files, and it finds and recognizes the files i want to send... but when go to transfer them, hte flashes the disconnected sign near the exit button. This is after about 30 seconds into it aswell...

I got both windows firewalls turned off, and both computers have a wireless conenction, and are beside eachother.
How can I get this to work?

A:Windows Easy Transfer

Hmm...i think its the Wireless.Check and make sure the connection is alright.
Alternatively u can use the Easy Transfer Cable available.
Maybe this will help :





Windows Vista Team Blog : Using Windows Easy Transfer

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I am having a problem transferring files using Windows Easy Transfer. I am using my network for the transfer from my old computer with XP to my new computer with Vista. Every thing goes well until the actual tranfer starts. About 15 minutes into it I receive an error that there is not enough disk space. The files, etc. being transferred are 22.8gb. The data is being transferred to the D:/ drive on the new computer which has only 12gb. Why does it not go to C:/ drive where all the free space is? Can it not be done? If it can, how do I do it? Thanks

A:Windows Easy Transfer

How do you place it in there? Do you drag and drop? Because if you drag and drop- just drag multiple folders into the C Drive.
Are you going to My Documents and then doing it? Make sure the destination you set is on your C: drive, instead of your D: drive.

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I just used w.e.t. to put files on my "new" computer (same comp i had, just upgraded). where does everything that was transfered end up? theres a ton of stuff listed under program report, but i cant find anything new on my comp.

A:Windows easy transfer

also, when backing up files using easy transfer on my "old" computer, I performed the action multiple times and it saved as 2 copies, each had different amounts of data in them, of Windows Easy Transfer - Items from old computer2. ones is a easy transfer file, and the other is a MIG01 file which wont start windows easy transfer if i click it. the easy transfer file is about 4GB, and the MIG01 is about 3GB, and when i ran easy transfer it transfered 7.1GB. so did it include the MIG01 file even tho i cant open it with windows easy share?

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I'm getting ready to replace my son's hard drive (Dell computer) plus upgrade his OS from XP Pro to Windows 7 Home Premium. I've downloaded the XP version of Windows Easy Transfer and ran it backing up the files to an external drive but I'm wondering if something went wrong.

Looking at the backed up file (on the external drive) it doesn't look like what I've seen in tutorials which shows an icon named Windows Easy Transfer - Items from old computer.

The file I get is a file that doesn't know what program created it although the size seems right. I've ran Windows Easy Transfer twice with the same results.

Does this seem normal why wouldn't my file look like a normal file (knowing which program created it) with the icon and name as above?

A:Windows Easy Transfer

If transfering from Win XP, download the update WET from here:
Download details: Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

Warning do not use the old Win XP Easy Transfer, will not work with Vista or Windowds 7.

Recovery WET IMG
How to extract files from MIG

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I was considering upgrading from XP to Vista two weeks ago so I downloaded Windows Easy transfer and used to it create a file of my settings and my documents which i saved to my external drive. I decided to stick with XP but a few days ado my registry got horribly corrupted and I decided to reformat. When I reinstalled XP I realized that in all my things I had backed up I did not do a my documents backup recently and i want to get the folder back. Is there any way I can extract it from the windows easy transfer file i have saved on my external? I can;t import it becuase you cant do an xp to xp import.. only xp to vista.

I am hoping to not have to install vista as the only way to recover my documents folder.

A:Windows Easy Transfer

Actually, I believe that there's a way to use the User State Migration Tool to restore the settings and files to your XP PC - but am not familiar enough with the tool to describe how.Here's a link that describes extracting information from the USMT files: http://forum.tweakxp.com/forum/Topic190327-1-1.aspx#bm190389

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