Easy Transfer not so easy

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Michael, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I had been dreading buying a new computer for exactly this reason. I
    have a new HP with Vista 32-bit and am trying to transfer over things
    from my XP Family SP2. I loaded the software onto the XP and started the
    transfer. However the Vista has cut out twice. I'm not sure if it makes
    a difference, but the XP runs in French and the Visa in English.

    Am I really going to have to dump everything onto CDs? Please tell me not.

    Michael, Apr 13, 2008
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  2. Michael

    philo Guest

    You can always network the two machines and simpy copy your data over.

    As for your applications...they will need to be reinstalled fresh
    philo, Apr 14, 2008
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  3. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Yes, thanks. That's always an option. But it would involve setting up
    the wireless on the Vista and then removing it as it will be directly
    connected to the router afterwards.

    Ho-hum. I might have to do that anyway, unless anyone has something to
    share on Vista cutouts during transfers.

    Good NG here, by the way.
    Michael, Apr 14, 2008
  4. Michael

    philo Guest

    What I usually do is simply pull the drive from the old machine and
    temporarily install it in the new one.

    To network:
    If both machines have an eithernet connection, all you need is a crossover
    philo, Apr 14, 2008
  5. I don't believe there is any process you can use that will allow you to use
    EasyTransfer to transfer data between two different languages. I believe
    both the "old" and "new" computers must have the same language.
    Richard G. Harper, Apr 14, 2008
  6. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Dang! If that is the problem, it's a big one.

    Michael, Apr 14, 2008
  7. Why? Windows XP was the same. You could not transfer files between
    differing language versions.
    Richard G. Harper, Apr 15, 2008
  8. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Let's talk Windows 95 instead. It's so far away we can safely laugh now.

    Michael, Apr 15, 2008
  9. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Incidentally, while transferring over (using a USB stick), I was
    surprised to discover I had multiple profiles in Thunderbird. I
    dscovered two good friends: support.mozilla.org and the Windows button+R
    shortcut. Typing in %appdata% let me find the profiles and data info for
    various applications. This might be no big news for most people here,
    but if anyone is having problems similar to mine, it helps!

    Michael, Apr 16, 2008
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