PLEASE help - pulling hair out transferring to Vista!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Brian Mattson, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Hi. I just bought a new PC with Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I have an Intel
    Conroe 6700 and 8-gig of RAM... so I have the HARDWARE working great. I am
    coming from an XP Professional PC. I bought the Belkin Xfer cable, installed
    the software, followed directions... and my files will either not transfer
    (says I will 'lose encryption'), or when they get into the Vista PC it says
    they won'topen because of "security settings".

    I have never encrypted anything on my old PC... and file sharing is enabled
    everywhere... so I have no clue why I can't transfer. Thus far, only thing
    that appears to have made the trip successfully was my iTUNES directly, and
    that is because I used my iPOD to transfer the files.

    I am very, very frustrated. I called Msft and went through several people
    in Bangladesh, only to find I had to pay $59 for help. I got my case just
    about set up, and they dropped my call before giving my case number. Didn't
    call back.

    Anyway, you can see I'm animated! UGH! Anyway, I would really appreciate
    someone out there helping me. Thank you.
    Brian Mattson, Jun 17, 2007
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  2. Brian Mattson

    Don Guest

    I have no experience with 64-bit Vista except what I've read in these
    groups, so beware. Your phrase 'the software' caught my attention
    because so many people have had trouble running 3rd-party software on
    Vista. What software do you mean?
    Don, Jun 18, 2007
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  3. Brian Mattson

    Brian Guest

    Don... it's the software that comes with the Belkin Transfer Cable. It says
    it's designed for Vista... but says nothing about 32 vs 64 bit.
    Brian, Jun 18, 2007
  4. Brian Mattson

    Jimbob Guest

    The problem is that Vista won't recognise encrypted data unless it is
    digitally signed to run through the NSA back door built into the mouse curser
    animations. This has something to do with it being illegal to export
    encryption out of the US.

    When you're on the microsoft technical support - keep pressing "#" and
    you'll be able to talk to bill or steve directly in redmond, they are usually
    pretty quick to fix your problems.
    Jimbob, Jun 18, 2007
  5. Brian Mattson

    Don Guest

    All I can tell you is what I've read in these groups: support by the
    hardware manufacturers for Vista-64 is still very limited. I have no
    personal experience I can offer you -- only hearsay.

    I hope someone else here can give you more informed advice. Meanwhile,
    if you can contact Belkin directly via their website, perhaps they can
    give you some definitive help.

    One other idle speculation: if you are getting warnings about file
    permissions, you might consider first copying your files to a USB stick
    formatted with a FAT-32 filesystem (the usual manufacturers default)
    because FAT-32 does not support any file permissions whatever. If you
    can copy your files to a USB stick, perhaps you can then copy from there
    to Vista without file-perm errors.
    Don, Jun 18, 2007
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