Setting-up Windows® Easy Transfer
Learn more about Windows Easy Transfer program and ways to set-up on your system.
Easy Transfer is a very useful utility included in Windows operating systems. It is mainly used to share data such as files, e-mail, pictures and settings from one computer to another via easy transfer cable. It is a built in function in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. In Windows 7, the easy transfer function is to perform better. The excellent user interface and greater compatibility are the attractive features of Windows operating systems. Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are the recent versions in which the latter is the latest one. The compatible and flexible utilities in Windows 7 help the user to feel proud with the system installed. The operating system is generally installed in the computer by default and the user can remove it and put the new one by either clean installation or upgrade installation.
Following are the ways to set-up easy transfer settings on the PC, related issues and resolving tips:
- Ways to set-up
- Tips to resolve
Ways to set-up
Firstly, purchase an easy transfer cable, which is commonly available in the web. The Easy Transfer cable is a dual sided USB cable that is plugged in to a USB port on the system that the user wish to transfer data from and the computer, which is receiving the data. It will generally come with a CD containing the Easy Transfer software, which is needed to perform a data transfer from one computer to the other. Install and run the software contained in the CD that you wish to transfer. Then choose the data to be shared and get the process done.
There are few problems reported as arising while using the utility easy transfer. The first one is the delay in getting connected. If the computers are located in two different locations, it may create trouble in connecting them together with the cable. There are also issues while transferring files and settings from a Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer back to a Windows XP computer. In other words the transfer from a higher version to a lower one may create problems in sharing.
In the case of connection problem, bring them close enough that the cable can reach a USB port on both systems easily. While the Easy Transfer cable and software are compatible with data transfer from higher versions to lower versions of Windows, the chances for the opposite process is very less. It is recommended to configure the set-up as said in the correct procedure.
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