Utilizing Windows® Easy Transfer for transferring to Windows® 7
Get to know more about utilizing Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows Vista to Windows 7
Windows Easy Transfer is a program that is included in newer versions of Microsoft Windows that helps you to transfer your files, images, e-mails and settings when you are changing your PC to a new PC. Windows Easy Transfer is a method that is reliable and helpful. It transfers all files and necessary information from a computer running Windows Vista to a computer running Windows 7. It includes a file explorer so that you can easily choose the exact file which you want to copy to your new PC; if Windows cannot find that file or setting it will not affect your transfer. It will finish transferring and give you a full report of anything that did not migrate. Windows Easy Transfer supports transferring of data using different methods like USB Easy Transfer Cable, Removable media or Network Connection. Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate installed programs to another system. Both computers must support transfer method that you choose. For example, if you choose to transfer the data through the network connection, both the systems must be connected on the same network.
The following are common issues and tips while using Windows Easy Transfer:
- User Account Problems
- Command Line Problems
- Migration Problems
User Account Problems
Some problems arise while creating local accounts on the destination computers and some accounts do not migrate to the destination computer. For this you must run in the administrator mode from an account with administrative credentials to ensure that all the users are migrated. To run in Administrator mode, click 'Start', click 'All Programs', click 'Accessories', right-click 'Command Prompt' and click 'Run as administrator'.
Command Line Problems
There are errors that occur during the transfer of data from Windows Vista to Windows 7. The error message display that you have not specified the path with any command line option. This is due to the path length which is the store path and the current directory so it is necessary that the total path length does not exceed 256 characters.
During the transferring of data from Windows Vista to Windows 7 there are chances of errors when you are transferring the information from one PC to the other. Sometimes the files that are excluded also get migrated to the destination for which you have to check for specific rules that are defined during the file transfer.
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